Title: Norway provides $ 1.9 million to WFP’s emergency operations in Sudan
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 12-16-2014, 04:20 PM
December 16, 2014-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-The Norwegian Government provided $ 1.9 million to WFP’s emergency operations in Sudan.
WFP welcomed the Norwegian contribution, pointing out that the sum would enable it to treat (50,000) pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 5 who are affected by moderate acute malnutrition in Darfur by providing 900 metric tons of mixed food.
In statement on Monday, WFP said that the Norwegian Ambassador stressed that there was substantial humanitarian needs in Sudan, especially in Darfur and Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile.
“This year we have seen an unprecedented number of large scale humanitarian crises around the world, including South Sudan, Central African Republic, and Syria, creating enormous pressure on global humanitarian funding”, says Norway’s Ambassador, Morten Aasland. “At the same time there are major humanitarian needs here in Sudan; in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile in particular, which Norway sees as important to continue to address.”
“Through WFP’s program, Norway is able to facilitate relief to some of the most vulnerable groups in Sudan, although, it is very important that the conditions are such that help can actually reach those in need without unnecessary complications”, concludes Aasland.
Sudan remains one of WFP’s largest and most complex operations, providing food assistance to people suffering conflict, displacement and chronic under-nourishment in Darfur, as well as in the east and border areas to the south.