9 August 2012

Sudan: UN - 1.1 Billion USD Necessary for Sudan in 2012

Khartoum — During a press conference yesterday in Khartoum Mark Cutts, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, expressed his concern regarding challenges the Darfur region faces.

The challenges mentioned by Cutts involve lack of primary health care, training of midwives and children vaccination campaigns. The lack of finance for air transportation services for aid was also mentioned.

Cutts said that, despite the killing incidents, new displacements and fears of food insecurity due to poor harvest, Darfur has been relatively stable. He added that the relative stability in parts of Darfur allowed 178.000 displaced persons to return home since January 2011.

During the press conference Cutts stated that Sudan urgently needs to assist 4 million people in conflict zones and that USD 1.1 Billion will be necessary in 2012 for the country to meet its humanitarian needs.

Copyright © 2012 Radio Dabanga. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.