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Germany contributes €1 million to Sudan Humanitarian Fund

June 10 - 2015 KHARTOUM
A newly displaced woman at Zamzam camp in North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A newly displaced woman at Zamzam camp in North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

The German government has contributed €1 million to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF).

“With donor commitments to recent regional crises, humanitarian funding to Sudan is limited,” said the Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan a.i., El Mostafa Benlamlih. “Germany’s contribution to the Sudan CHF reinforces the commitment of the donor community to the people of Sudan.”

Some 5.4 million people across Sudan are in need of humanitarian aid. For 2015, the Sudan CHF has prioritised activities that provide immediate life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people – women and children.

“Given the high numbers of vulnerable people in many parts of Sudan, timely and uncomplicated responses are very critical,” said the German Ambassador to Sudan, Rolf Welberts.

“With Germany’s first contribution to the CHF in Sudan, we are giving the humanitarian community the opportunity to fill critical gaps, and the flexibility to intervene where the greatest needs are.”

The Sudan CHF is a multi-donor pooled fund that assists the timely allocation and disbursement of funds to Sudan’s most critical humanitarian needs. In 2015, the Fund has received US$22 million in grants that will be allocated to international and national NGOs and UN Agencies, to enable them to provide urgent and life-saving relief.

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