Title: Britain contributes £7 million to the UN’s Common Humanitarian Fund appeal for Sudan
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 01-28-2015, 05:08 PM
Jan 28, 2015-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-British International Development Minster, Baroness Northover, announced on Tuesday that her country will contribute a further £7 million to the UN’s Common Humanitarian Fund appeal for Sudan
During a visit to Khartoum, Northover explained that the conflict in Darfur is one of Africa’s longest running, and increased fighting has driven even more people from their homes.
“Britain will not turn its back on families who are trapped in poverty by years of conflict. While this new funding is helping to meet basic needs, only lasting peace will allow people to build prosperous lives independent of aid.”
The UK remains the largest donor to the UN’s Common Humanitarian Fund for Sudan, providing almost half of its funding in 2014. Among other results, this funding has ensured that over 35,000 children were treated for malnutrition, 91,500 internally displaced people were provided with agricultural supplies and 760,000 outpatient consultations were conducted.
During her visit, Baroness Northover will meet with Sudanese officials to discuss the political reforms needed to bring a lasting peace and raise UK concerns about the humanitarian situation. She will also visit UK funded initiatives including a World Food Programme food voucher programme and work support new mothers to understand the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation.