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Germany donates $1 million for humanitarian needs in Sudan

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June 10, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The government of Germany has contributed €1 million (about $1 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) to help address growing humanitarian needs in Sudan.

Germany is a first time donor to the Sudan CHF but has long-been a committed donor to the Sudan since 2000.

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 received $22 million granted that will be allocated to international and national NGOs and United Nations agencies to enable them to implement urgent and life-saving projects.

The German ambassador to Khartoum, Rolf Welberts, said given the high numbers of vulnerable people in many parts of Sudan, timely and uncomplicated responses are very critical.

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

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

Humanitarian partners in Sudan are driven by the principle of humanity to protect life and health and ensure respect for human beings.

El-Mostafa Benlamlih, the humanitarian coordinator for Sudan, for his part said with donor commitments to recent regional crises, humanitarian funding to Sudan is limited.

“Germany’s contribution to the Sudan CHF reinforces the commitment of the donor community to the people of the Sudan, and supports humanitarian partners in sustaining immediate life-saving assistance to people in need.” He pointed out

To date, the Sudan CHF has received and granted over one billion dollars to aid organizations in Sudan.

Last year, the fund received support from Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK) and allocated more than $55 million for humanitarian action across Sudan.

(ST)

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