The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power has announced more than $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Sudan.
Making the announcement in Khartoum today, Samantha said this funding will help the Sudanese people cope with conflict, food insecurity, economic crisis, and cycles of drought and flooding, the effects of which have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The USAID reports that approximately 13.4 million people in Sudan need humanitarian assistance.
“With this additional aid, USAID partners will work to meet the most immediate needs by providing emergency health care, delivering medical supplies, training health care workers, supporting survivors of gender-based violence by improving case management and training personnel on survivor-centered approaches, and providing water, sanitation, and hygiene support in communities across Sudan.”
(With input from USAID)