The UAE has signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to allocate US$5 million to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF).

The contribution to OCHA is part of a broader $70 million commitment to address urgent humanitarian needs in Sudan, through UN agencies and humanitarian organizations. This funding represents a substantial part of the $100 million commitment pledged by the UAE in April at the “International Humanitarian Conference for Sudan and Neighboring Countries”. This contribution brings the total amount of UAE aid to Sudan over the past 10 years to more than $3.5 billion.

The agreement was signed on behalf of the UAE by Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister for International Development Affairs, and on behalf of OCHA, Edem Wosornu, Director of Operations and Advocacy Division, during a special ceremony in New York at the UAE Mission to the UN.

The meeting took place in the presence of Lana Nusseibeh, Deputy Minister of Political Affairs and Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths said: “We are deeply grateful to the Government and people of the United Arab Emirates for your generous support of $70 million to help provide relief. relief to the Sudanese people. through the United Nations. With this allocation, we can strengthen our vital support to families and communities caught up in the unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

The UAE’s contribution to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund, managed by OCHA, will facilitate access to funds to respond to the most critical humanitarian needs and emergencies on the ground, in line with the annual Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

Nusseibeh said: “The UAE’s long-term support for Sudan demonstrates our commitment to fostering a prosperous Sudan and promoting stability in the region. We are pleased to partner with OCHA and other UN agencies to provide lifesaving assistance to those most affected.

She added: “I reiterate that the UAE’s unwavering position is to call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire and a peaceful solution to the crisis. There is no military solution to this war: the parties to the conflict must return to the negotiating table. To this end, the UAE will continue to engage with all relevant stakeholders and support any process aimed at putting Sudan on the political path to achieve a lasting settlement and achieve national consensus to form a government where civilians participate and lead.

The UAE emphasizes that the priority is to ensure the protection of civilians and civilian installations and to facilitate humanitarian assistance through multiple routes into the country and across conflict lines, to provide humanitarian support and ensure the delivery of aid to those who need it, particularly the most vulnerable.


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