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Sudan: €12.5 Million From EU for Sorghum

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Sudan: €12.5 Million From EU for Sorghum

The European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department has contributed €12.5 million to the World Food Programme (WFP). The United Nations programme plans to use the bulk of the contribution to provide sorghum to more than 100,000 displaced people in Darfur for several months. Sorghum is a staple food in Sudan. WFP plans to provide the grain to 137,000 displaced Darfuris for three months with €10.5 million of the contribution, along with pulses for more than 180,000 South Sudanese refugees for six months. WFP will also use part of the contribution to support 88,200 displaced people across Darfur with cash-based transfers in the form of food vouchers for three months. Out of the contribution, €2 million will be used to support the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan; which provides an essential service to the humanitarian community in Sudan. "We are grateful to the European Commission for these timely contributions that will allow WFP to fulfil its obligation towards those vulnerable groups who are in need of assistance," said WFP Representative and Country Director Adnan Khan. "The contribution will also allow us to support WFP-operated humanitarian air service that is indispensable to aid workers serving the vulnerable people in remote locations across Sudan."

Source: allafrica.com