2012 UN and Partners Work Plan for Sudan: US$ 1.06 billion needed for Humanitarian & Recovery assistance
[13 December 2011, KHARTOUM] The United Nations and its partners in Sudan requires $1.06 billion for humanitarian and early recovery projects in 2012 as outlined in the United Nations and Partners Humanitarian Work Plan for Sudan 2012. The Work Plan encompasses 331 projects across twelve sectors.
At a joint press conference in Khartoum today, Dr. Mohammed Fadolalla, acting Commissioner for the Humanitarian Aid Commission, and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan a.i., Mr. Peter de Clercq, welcomed the close collaboration between the UN, partners, and government in the development of the Work Plan. They called for continued partnership and the engagement of local communities in order to implement the humanitarian and recovery programmes and promote durable solutions, where appropriate, to reduce aid dependency.
Representatives from international and national non-governmental organisations also attended the launch. A total of 117 organizations participated in the preparation of the plan, including 43 national NGOs, a host of government ministries, 58 international NGOs and 16 UN agencies.
The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. thanked the members of the humanitarian community in Sudan for the invaluable work they undertake to save lives and reduce suffering, often under difficult and dangerous conditions. He also commended the donors who have generously contributed to humanitarian work in the Sudan stressing that their contributions have made a profound impact on the lives of Sudanese communities and individuals.
This is the eighth annual UN and Partners Work Plan, and is the largest humanitarian appeal in the world. The plan focuses on humanitarian and early recovery needs throughout Sudan. The bulk of needs continue to be in Darfur, where an estimated 3.75 million people continue to require some form of assistance.
In 2011, the Work Plan was 64 percent funded, enabling humanitarian assistance, recovery and development activities to continue. The 2012 Work Plan represents a 5.4 percent decrease in requirements compared to 2011.
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