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South Sudan

Interim Country Policy Paper 2016 - 2018

Born out of decades of civil war, South Sudan is largely
ungoverned territory, marred by unsettled scores from the
past, weak or non-existing institutions, deficient security and
protection, lack of social and physical infrastructure and
displacement of its people. The country is now on the brink of
economic collapse. Moreover, with internal conflict, including the
risk of spill-over to neighboring countries, and about 1.6 million
internally displaced persons (IDPs), more than 600,000 refugees,
and about 4.6 million people classified as severely food insecure,
South Sudan is posing a significant threat to the stability of the
already conflict-ridden Greater Horn of Africa.

Denmark was a staunch supporter of the South Sudanese people’s
decade long quest for self-determination and straight after
South Sudan won independence in 2011, Denmark engaged
in a broad-based and flexible country programme to support
the new country (2011-2015). The objectives of the future
Danish engagement reflect priorities for Denmark’s development
cooperation and aims at advancing security, assisting refugees
and displaced people, fighting poverty and addressing the causes
of migration. The engagement will comprise a wide range of
foreign policy instruments that reflect the Danish broad-based
approach to fragile states: active diplomacy, humanitarian
assistance, development cooperation, support to peace and
stabilisation. Implementation will primarily take place through
the EU, UN, regional and sub-regional entities and civil society
organisations.

Danida

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Danida
Asiatisk Plads 2 
DK-1448 Copenhagen K
Tel. +45 33 92 00 00
Fax +45 32 54 05 33
um@um.dk