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Over 200,000 displaced may lose NGO support in Darfur-UN

April 12 - 2013 KHARTOUM

A Swedish organization may be forced to terminate its health programs in West Darfur due to funding constraints, the UN says. Save the Children Sweden (SCS) provides support to some 200,000 displaced in the state.

SCS received funding from the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) and USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). It operates in the West Darfur camps of Murnei, Kerenik and Habila.

The NGO also serves about 7,400 refugees who fled Chad to Darfur and currently live in Um Shalaya and surrounding villages, also in West Darfur.  

UNHCR announced it would support the programs of the Swedish agency in Um Shalaya until the end of 2013.

However, it continued, SCS still needs to raise funds by the end of this year to support its operations in displaced camps. 

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