UN seeks nearly $2.6 bln for humanitarian needs in Sudan
18 May 2023 | 4:54 am
The United Nations humanitarian response plan is seeking $2.56 billion to help people affected by the crisis in Sudan, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday, while the U.N. refugee agency is also seeking more funding to assist those forced to flee.
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Sudan's army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have agreed to extend their cease-fire by 72 hours. Meanwhile, the UN is sending its top humanitarian envoy amid the "unprecedented" situation. DW has the latest.
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In tonight's edition: A new week long truce is agreed in Sudan as the African Union holds an emergency meeting in Ethiopia on how to de-escalate the conflict that's already cost at least 500 lives in under 3 weeks.
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An estimated one hundred thousand people have fled to neighboring countries to flee the fighting in Sudan. This number may rise substantially, the UN fears. International aid agencies are rushing to stave off a looming humanitarian crisis.
The United Nations pressed Sudan's warring factions on Wednesday to guarantee safe passage of humanitarian aid after six trucks were looted and air strikes in the capital undermined a supposed truce.
Sudanese refugees are depending on private aid networks as deteriorating conditions plunge the population into a humanitarian disaster. A new democratic heavyweight has entered the political scene, but challenges remain.
As the crisis in Sudan intensifies despite truces and ceasefires, many regional interests are at stake — and under threat. So who is backing who in Africa's third-biggest nation?
The UN refugee agency has advised governments not to return people to Sudan amid an ongoing conflict there. Meanwhile, Arab ministers will meet in Cairo this weekend to discuss the fighting.
The country's warring rivals continue to fight each other in the capital and Darfur. Meanwhile, both the army and the powerful RSF paramilitary have sent representatives to talks in the Saudi port city of Jeddah.
U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths met on Wednesday (May 3) with acting mayor of Sudan’s Red Sea State, Fathallah al-Haj Ahmed, during his brief visit to Port Sudan where he urged the country’s warring parties to secure the safe delivery of aid.
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