The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 10th October 2022:
The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked Her Majesty’s Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to South Sudan in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Con): Statistics on the UK Government’s international development work can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/statistics-on-international-development. The UK has provided the following amounts of bilateral and multilateral Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) to South Sudan between 2017 and 2020: £221,802,000 (2017), £178,127,000 (2018), £259,752,000 (2019) and £118,217,000 (2020). Final UK Aid spend for 2021 will be published in Autumn 2022.
The UK remains a leading donor to South Sudan. We use our aid budget to work with the UN and partners to respond to South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis, fund crucial health and education services, and support peacebuilding efforts. Our aid budget is complemented by our diplomatic work, which presses for the implementation of the peace agreement, constitutional reforms and good public financial management. These are essential for the wider progress towards stability and prosperity of South Sudan.
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