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UN fund allocates US$15.1 million to Sudan

October 13 - 2015 KHARTOUM
Marta Ruedas, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan (Sam Mednick)
Marta Ruedas, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan (Sam Mednick)

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$15.1 million to Sudan to assist vulnerable people in North Darfur State, where reportedly funds fall short.

The CERF grant will help humanitarian organisations to save lives, treat acute malnutrition, provide safe water supplies and primary health services, and assist displaced and vulnerable people for the upcoming nine months.

“It is crucial that we continuously and collectively find means to secure funding to support those who are in need of humanitarian assistance,” said Marta Ruedas, the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan.

“Although there are many other humanitarian crises in the region that require urgent financial contributions, Sudan is also facing funding shortfalls, especially in North Darfur, and so we welcome this recent CERF allocation.”

This grant is allocated under the Second Round Underfunded Grant window for 2015, a UN statement on Tuesday reads. CERF is managed by the Emergency Relief Coordinator on behalf of the UN Secretary-General.

In the first half of 2014, the CERF authorised an initial amount of $20 million to support lifesaving projects in Sudan, and later released an additional $6.5 million to support the needs of the South Sudanese seeking shelter in Sudan.

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