Geneva, 19 June, 2023 - As humanitarians work around the clock to meet skyrocketing needs on the ground in Sudan and neighboring countries, donors have failed to do their part to ensure aid reaches the most vulnerable when and where they need it most. Of the $3 billion needed to meet the immediate needs of those affected by the crisis in Sudan – both inside the country and across its neighbors – donors pledged $1.5 billion to meet the immediate humanitarian needs of 24.7 million in Sudan and 860,000 refugees and returnees projected across the region. This represents only half of the money needed to feed malnourished children, ensure critical healthcare, and support neighboring countries that have generously opened their borders to the families fleeing the violence.
The funds pledged today fail to meet the urgency of the situation,said David Macdonald, CARE Country Director for Sudan.
Macdonald continued: “Our teams and partners are working day and night to scale up the humanitarian response despite enormous challenges and daily risks. We need to see the statements and commitments made today translated into improved protection of civilians, sustained humanitarian access, and fast and flexible funding directly to those operating on the ground. The lives of countless women, children, and men are on the line.”
Civilians – especially women and girls – have faced the devastating consequences of this war. Local, national, and international NGOs, especially women-led organizations, play an integral role in reaching communities and have been at the forefront of the response. They need international support to continue their essential work.
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