Norway Provides Millions for Sudan

Over the past month, nearly 200 000 people have been forced to flee, and an unknown numbers of civilians have been killed.

“The situation for the civilian population in the border areas is extremely serious. There are worrying reports of attacks on civilians. The authorities have a responsibility to ensure access for humanitarian relief. Norway is now providing additional funds to alleviate the suffering of the civilian population. We also encourage other donor countries to assist in addressing the humanitarian crisis in Sudan,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

Sixty percent of Norway’s additional contribution will be allocated to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund, which has been established to target funds to the most critical humanitarian needs through humanitarian projects run by the UN and partner agencies. The remaining money will be disbursed for measures such as capacity-building in the South Sudanese Red Cross and providing clean water and sanitary facilities to displaced people and vulnerable groups. Norway also supports the UN’s coordinating role in southern Sudan.

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