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US aid chief Mark Green visited a camp for the displaced in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region Monday, the first high-ranking official from President Donald Trump's administration to visit Africa, officials said.Read More
Khartoum (AFP) US aid chief Mark Green said Monday Washington was monitoring Sudan’s progress on conditions for a permanent lifting of sanctions, as he visited a camp for the displaced in Darfur. The head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is the first high-ranking official from President Donald Trump’s administration to visit Africa. His trip comes at a time when the Trump administration is planning to cut more than 30 percent in American foreign aid. It also comes just weeks before Trump decides whether to lift permanently theRead More
A UN official on Monday called on donors to provide more assistance to Sudan after the world body received only a fraction of the $804 million it needs for humanitarian aid.Read More
Khartoum (AFP) A UN official on Monday called on donors to provide more assistance to Sudan after the world body received only a fraction of the $804 million it needs for humanitarian aid. Marta Ruedas, the UN resident humanitarian coordinator, told a news conference in Khartoum that only 23 percent of the humanitarian aid for Sudan in 2017 had been raised. The United Nations and its aid agencies had so far managed to raise only about $182 million, she said. “We look forward to the continued generosity of donors toRead More
Nigeria must step up security for those displaced by Boko Haram violence, a global humanitarian agency said Wednesday after suicide bombers killed 28 people at the entrance to a refugee camp.Read More
Lagos (AFP) Nigeria must step up security for those displaced by Boko Haram violence, a global humanitarian agency said Wednesday after suicide bombers killed 28 people at the entrance to a refugee camp. “Camps sheltering innocent families fleeing war should be places of refuge. But instead they are turning into death traps,” said a statement by Ernest Mutanga, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Nigeria. “We need to see the Nigerian government stepping up to protect civilians in displacement camps. It’s their primary responsibility.” His remarks came afterRead More
Only 30 percent of $1.4 billion aid needed in 2017 for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan has been raised, a UN official said Monday, raising fears of aid cuts.Read More
Congo and several UN agencies have launched a joint appeal for $23.7 million (20.6 million euros) to help 138,000 people hit by fighting and insecurity in the southern region of Pool.Read More
Brazzaville (AFP) Congo and several UN agencies have launched a joint appeal for $23.7 million (20.6 million euros) to help 138,000 people hit by fighting and insecurity in the southern region of Pool. “The most pressing humanitarian needs are related to food security, nutrition, living conditions and access to basic health services,” said OCHA, the UN agency that coordinates humanitarian work. They were vulnerable to attacks, threats, sexual violence, loss or family separation, said the statement, issued Tuesday. Deadly violence broke out in the Pool region, which adjoins the capitalRead More