Pam and Pierre Omidyar announce further support for South Sudan
January 2, 2014
Pam and Pierre Omidyar have announced that they are personally adding another $62,500 to Humanity United’s grant to provide urgently needed medical supplies, medicines, medical equipment and support for Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan, the only referral hospital in the whole country.
Humanity United, one of Pam and Pierre Omidyar’s humanitarian foundations, had announced on December 30th that it will provide Real Medicine Foundation with a $50,000 grant to provide supplies, medicine and support for Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan. With this additional funding from the Omidyars, RMF has now purchased urgently needed supplies and equipment worth $112,500 in Kampala to be shipped to Juba Teaching Hospital this week. The aid comes at a critical time for the country, with violence since mid-December displacing over 180,000 people, and wounding and killing thousands.
Humanity United’s and Pam and Pierre Omidyar’s contributions are part of their commitment to this part of Africa – alleviating the suffering of the people caught in the middle of the current crisis, and also finding longer-term solutions to some of the most critical issues in this region.
The Humanity United press release can be found here.