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Norway contributes $6.6 million to Sudan Humanitarian Fund

July 26 - 2015 KHARTOUM
Newly displaced at Zamzam camp in North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
Newly displaced at Zamzam camp in North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

The Norwegian government has donated $6.6 million to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF).

“Norway is concerned about the humanitarian situation in Sudan. We are particularly concerned because the number of people in need of assistance is increasing,” Norway’s ambassador to Sudan, Morten Aasland, said on the occasion.

“Continued conflict in Darfur has forced tens of thousands of families to flee their homes and villages, and they need help. Norway is therefore pleased to support the Common Humanitarian Fund, together with other donors.”

Norway has been a major donor to the Sudan CHF since its inception in 2006, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated in a press release on Sunday morning.

The Humanitarian Response Plan 2015 targets some 5.4 million people Sudan who are “in the greatest need of life-saving humanitarian assistance”.

OCHA reports that in view of the critical funding gaps across life-saving sectors, the CHF has further prioritised humanitarian activities, to target the most vulnerable people and locations. “This is in addition to supporting a coordinated, inclusive, effective, and principled humanitarian response in the country.”

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 Sudan CHF has allocated funding to international and national NGOs and UN Agencies to enable them to implement urgent and life-saving projects.

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