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Netherlands Allocates €10 Mln for Sudan

Thu 02 May 2024 | 03:44 PM
Israa Farhan

The Netherlands has announced the allocation of €10 million to support those in need in Sudan in 2024.

The Dutch Embassy stated in a Facebook post that Sudan is facing famine amidst ongoing conflict, and to support those in need, the Netherlands has allocated €10 million to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) in 2024.

That this fund actively collaborates with international and local stakeholders to provide supplies such as food, water, and shelter to vulnerable communities, according to the statement.

Since mid-April 2023, the Sudanese army, led by the Chairman of the Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemetti), have been engaged in a war that has resulted in about 15,000 deaths and more than 8 million displaced persons and refugees, according to the United Nations.

In this context, Adam Rijal, a spokesperson for the General Coordination of Displaced Persons and Refugees Camps in Darfur, said in a Wednesday statement that the continuation of the war to this moment has devastated all aspects of life in Darfur.

He explained that the humanitarian, health, and educational situation in the displacement camps has collapsed, with the ongoing siege imposed on citizens in Darfur areas, especially by the conflicting parties.

Rijal mentioned that the humanitarian situation in the displacement camps is worsening due to the lack of food, the specter of famine, severe malnutrition, and the absence of medicine.