UN appeals for $4.1 billion to help war-torn Sudan, refugees

Feb 7, 2024

Geneva: United Nations on Wednesday demanded $ 4.1 billion human needs of civilians trapped in war SudanAs well as those who have fled to neighboring countries.
Sudan's ten-month-long war between its armed forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has devastated the country's infrastructure, prompted warnings of famine and displaced millions inside and outside the country.
According to the United Nations, half of Sudan's population – about 25 million people – is in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, while more than 1.5 million have fled to the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia and South Sudan.
In its joint appeal launched on Wednesday with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) sought $2.7 billion in funding to provide humanitarian assistance to 14.7 million people .
The UN refugee agency is seeking $1.4 billion to assist some 2.7 million people in five countries neighboring Sudan as part of an appeal.
“The ten-month conflict has taken almost everything from the Sudanese people: their security, their homes and their livelihoods,” said UN aid chief Martin Griffiths. “But last year's appeal was less than half funded. This year, we have to do better and with a sense of urgency.”

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