UN Warning Over Sudan Aid Funding Shortfall

UN warning over Sudan aid funding shortfall

KHARTOUM, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 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."