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Sudan: Humanitarian aid drops

Sudan: Humanitarian aid drops

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The UN humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan has announced that financial aid for humanitarian aid to Sudan is expected to reduce this year despite a review of U.S. sanctions.

Sudan just like many other countries is a victim of the general reduction of UN aid to countries in crisis.

In 2016, the United Nations collected 55 percent of their desired one billion US dollars meant for the support of about 4.6 million people in Sudan.

“We now have as we have been discussing a situation in which Sudan is taking some very positive steps which are recognized, and then normally that would need to be recognized also by increased funding. And yet the surrounding financial environment is one where I am m afraid that it’s going to be rather a decrease in funding,” Marta Ruedas, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan said.

The UN humanitarian intervention this year targets about 3 million citizens and UN officials say a reduction in aid is regrettable because it comes at a time when humanitarian aid has been succesfully channeled within the last few days as the situation is gradually becoming calm.

Humanitarian workers had been blocked from effectively doing their job in Darfur due to frequent clashes between government forces and rebels.

This has left at least 300.000 dead and about 2.5 million displaced since 2003.

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