UN warns that aid for Sudan is “grossly underfunded”

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:532
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    A funding shortfall is jeopardising aid operations in Sudan, despite the continuing diplomatic and media attention the crisis in the Darfur region is getting, warned the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs as it launched a new funding appeal last week.

    Operations “remain grossly underfunded,” says the office in a statement. “Even as the recent conflict in Darfur dominates the headlines, only about 40% of the requested $722m [£400m; €600m] has been received, with $434m still outstanding, to meet Sudan's overall needs till year's end.”

    Manuel Aranda da Silva, humanitarian coordinator for the UN, …

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