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SUDAN CRISIS: UN Suggests $3b Aid To War-Torn Country

SUDAN CRISIS: UN Suggests $3b Aid To War-Torn Country

On Wednesday, the United Nations suggested providing urgent aid to the conflict-engulfed Sudan. it also added that over 1 million people are expected to flee, and $3.03 billion would be needed.

The UN said as it revised its response plan because needs have increased ever since the conflict started in Sudan last month.

“Today, 25 million people, more than half the population of Sudan, needs humanitarian aid and protection,” Ramesh Rajasingham, head of the Humanitarian Agency’s Geneva Bureau said.

He said it is the highest number they have ever seen in the country.

The fighting started in April between army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his former deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo. The former deputy is the leader of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

The conflict has claimed the lives of over 1000 people in Khartoum and around it as well as the ravaged state of West Darfur. Over 5000 people have sustained injuries from the clashes and millions stayed trapped inside their homes.

These are unable to access basic services and healthcare. Ramesh highlighted the reports of increasing sexual violence from the area saying children are more vulnerable in this chaos.

According to the UN, the crisis has deepened the already existing humanitarian crisis in the country. Apparently, before all this, one person out of three already relied on assistance and the war makes this worse.

Apparently, $2.56 billion is needed to provide assistance inside Sudan. This has risen from $1.75 billion estimated at the end of 2022. The funds will facilitate aid agencies to reach the most vulnerable people in the country.

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