UN Warning Over Sudan Aid Funding Shortfall
Faizan Hashmi Published August 17, 2016 | 08:48 PM
KHARTOUM, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th August, 2016) - The United Nations said Wednesday it is facing a shortfall of hundreds of millions of Dollars for Sudan's 2016 humanitarian needs after it launched a global appeal last month to raise $950 million. The UN's 2016 humanitarian response plan for Sudan aims to help up to 4.
6 million people, including tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees who fled to Sudan to escape violence and food shortages. Of the $952 million (845 million Euros) needed, as of the beginning of August UN aid agencies have managed to raise only $242.6 million. "We still are very, very low in terms of the total funding requirement," Marta Ruedas, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator for Sudan said at a press conference marking World Humanitarian Day. "There is no doubt that this year we are in a worse situation with regard to the level of funding."