UN Emergency Fund allocates US$5.5 million to assist flood affected people in Sudan

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A man on a flooded street in Sharg al Nil Area, Khartoum. [Photo: Rodraksa/OCHA]

Some 340,000 people affected by floods in Sudan are getting life-saving assistance from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

The Fund is providing US $5.5 million for lifesaving humanitarian assistance which will also be supplemented by an emergency allocation from the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF).

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator Ali Al-Zatari said "The floods that began in early August have affected hundreds of thousands throughout the country." But he said "more work needs to be done," adding "This money will help the humanitarian community ensure people's lives return to normal."

Funding will go to United Nations agencies, including UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM and the World Health Organization (WHO) who are working in partnership with government ministries and the government's Humanitarian Aid Commission to respond to the crisis.

The money will be used to provide people with household items and emergency shelter, while ensuring that people have clean water and that damaged latrines are repaired.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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