CAIRO, Oct. 8 (SEE) – Egyptian foreign ministry announced on Sunday that Cairo sent a shipment of medical and humanitarian aids to South Sudan through the Egyptian Agency for Partnership and Development “EAPD”.
Riek Gai Kok, Health Minister of South Sudanese reported that his country appreciates Egypt’s efforts in all sectors in his country, especially the health sector, as well as the role Egypt has played in supporting peace in South Sudan.
The aid is a reflection of Egypt’s firm belief in the historical bonds and shared destiny of the two countries’ peoples.
South Sudan suffering from an ongoing food and water crisis since the start of the civil war in 2013.
According to UN data, war and famine have killed more than 10,000 and forced more than 2 million children in South Sudan to flee their homes to neighboring countries since fighting broke out between the government and rebel forces.