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South Sudan: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14341, tabled on 17 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 12 March (HL13839 and HL13840), what plans they have to reduce the level of funding to the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund in South Sudan; and what assessment they have made of the impact of changes to their conflict strategy on African countries in conflict, in particular South Sudan.

Answered on

31 March 2021

As announced to Parliament last year, the impact of the global pandemic on the UK economy has forced us to take the tough, but necessary decision to temporarily reduce the Official Development Assistance budget. The FCDO is reviewing all individual country allocations as part of the Country Business Planning process, including specific implications for all spend in South Sudan. These will be communicated to Parliament in due course. The UK is steadfast in our commitment to supporting victims of conflict worldwide. We will continue to press for full, inclusive implementation of the 2018 Peace Agreement, which remains South Sudan's best chance for long-term peace and stability.