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Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan requires $1 billion this year

May 5 - 2015 KHARTOUM
Displaced in South Kordofan (UNHCR)
Displaced in South Kordofan (UNHCR)

With 5.4 million people, some 15 percent of the Sudanese population, estimated to require some form of humanitarian assistance, the projected humanitarian needs in the country remain high.

Humanitarian organisations in Sudan seek more than $1 billion this year to fund projects, delivered by 112 partners to meet the needs of these people.

The humanitarian community in Sudan continues to respond to massive humanitarian needs, both in terms of funding required, and the number of people requiring assistance, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in Sudan, El Mostafa Benlamlih, stated at the launch of the Sudan 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan today.

Sudan is currently facing two major humanitarian crises simultaneously:  Conflict-induced displacement, with a total of 3.1 million displaced people living away from their homes with inadequate or no access to basic services and livelihood opportunities, and food insecurity and malnutrition, which affects 4.2 million people across Sudan.

Some 550,000 children in Sudan are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition.  

Life-saving assistance is a priority. “As conflicts continue unabated in and around Sudan, the number of displaced and new refugees is unfortunately expected to increase,” Benlamlih explained. “This demands our collective and unified response.”

To address these humanitarian challenges, “partnerships among all stakeholders – national and international, state and non-state, donors and operational agencies – are crucial in ensuring people receive or can access the aid they need to survive and live in dignity,” he said.

Developed in consultation with the Sudanese government, the UN and Partners’ 2015 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan is a tool used to map where humanitarian projects can best respond to people’s priority needs in the country, and to allocate funding accordingly.

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