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    Sudan: UNHCR Secures Funding for Refugees

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has received U.S.$1.6 million from Japan to help support the protection and assistance interventions for refugees who are settled in White Nile State, Sudan.

    According to the United Nations agency, the contribution will benefit over 220,000 South Sudanese refugees in the state amid a complex humanitarian situation in the country.

    Sudan is the second largest asylum country in Africa hosting over 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers.

    The UNHCR Sudan said it needs U.S$396 million in 2023 to deliver an effective response and provide life-saving assistance and protection.

    Data from ACAPS shows that 15.8 million people are estimated to need humanitarian assistance across the country in 2023 because of a complex crisis, up from 14.3 million in 2022.

    According to UNOCHA, almost 300,000 people were displaced by conflict since the beginning of 2022, with about 900 people killed and another 1,100 injured.

    In a statement, the humanitarian aid organisation said the new funding will also benefit members of the host community in the areas surrounding the camps.

    ‘As the country faces its worst food crisis in a decade, this timely funding will enable UNHCR to provide critical humanitarian assistance to refugees in White Nile State’, UNHCR Representative in Sudan, Axel Bisschop, said.

    For his part, the Ambassador of Japan to Sudan, Takashi Hattori, said he hopes that this project would contribute to improving access to basic human needs.

    Source: UNHCR

    Photo source: United Nations

    Chinomso Momoh
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    Chinomso Thelma Momoh is a Journalist with eight (8) years of experience in media and communications. She possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja. Her skills include News anchoring, News writing/reporting, content producing, media training, and copy editing. Her hobbies include going to the movies, listening to music and visiting new places.

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