The United Arab Emirates and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have signed a $20 million deal to help displaced people and refugees in Sudan and neighboring areas.

This funding is intended to support humanitarian operations, specifically aimed at improving the living conditions and security of displaced people and refugees.

The agreement was officially signed at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva by Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister for International Development Affairs at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The UAE’s $20 million contribution will primarily be used to improve shelter, healthcare and basic services for displaced people in Sudan and South Sudan.

Lana Zaki Nusseibeh highlighted the UAE’s commitment to humanitarian causes and highlighted the strategic partnership with UNHCR as key to making a significant impact on the ground in Sudan.

Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has highlighted the urgent need for support to the Sudanese people, who are facing the serious consequences of ongoing conflicts. He highlighted the crucial role of state contributions in providing lifesaving humanitarian assistance to people forced to flee their homes.

The donation is part of a broader UAE commitment, totaling $70 million, to address humanitarian needs in Sudan through various UN agencies and humanitarian organizations.

The UAE’s ongoing assistance to Sudan over the past decade now exceeds $3.5 billion, reflecting its sustained commitment to supporting vulnerable populations in the region.


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