Ireland is delivering 100 tonnes of humanitarian supplies to help refugees from South Sudan who are fleeing their homes. This includes tarpaulins, blankets, cooking sets and mosquito nets which are being airlifted to refugee camps in Uganda.
South Sudan has been embroiled in a civil conflict since December 2013 with refugees escaping to neighbouring countries. So far tens of thousands of people have been killed.
Over 20,000 Sudanese people will receive the supplies, which will be distributed by the United Nations’ Refugee Agency. This will cost Ireland €500,000, and will go through the Irish Aid programme.