The UN appreciates the more than 2 billion euros in donations for the humanitarian response in Sudan

The UN appreciates the more than 2 billion euros in donations for the humanitarian response in Sudan

April 17 (EUROPA PRESS) – The spokesman for the UN Secretary General, Stéphane Dujarric, showed this Tuesday his gratitude to the participants of the International Humanitarian Conference for Sudan held the previous day in Paris for raising more than 2 billion euros. for the UN humanitarian response plan in the country, where its citizens are facing one of the most serious crises in the world.

“I can tell you that we are very grateful to you for organizing the event and to the many donors for their strong show of support for the people of Sudan,” Dujarric said during a press conference.

The participants of the Conference – among whom there are also representatives of different UN agencies, regional organizations such as the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) or the Arab League, and more than fifty NGOs such as the International Committee of the Red Cross– have called on the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to end the conflict and respect International Humanitarian Law.

For her part, the emergency manager of the non-governmental organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Sudan, Claire Nicolet, has indicated that, despite being something positive, these funds “are not nearly enough to cover the enormous and growing needs of Sudan and neighboring countries”, and recalled that the UN made a total appeal of 4.1 billion dollars (about 3.855 million euros).

The war broke out on April 15, 2023 due to strong disagreements regarding the integration process of the paramilitary group – now declared a terrorist organization – within the Armed Forces, a situation that caused the transition to derail. opened in 2019 after the overthrow of the Omar Hasan al Bashir regime.

The fighting has caused more than ten million people to be forced to leave their homes as refugees or internally displaced persons. Furthermore, the lack of infrastructure in the country and obstacles to the delivery of humanitarian aid have caused the population to face hunger or outbreaks of diseases such as cholera.

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