UAE pledges $100 million to support Sudanese people


The UAE has pledged $100 million to support humanitarian efforts in Sudan and its neighbouring countries.

The pledge was made during the International Humanitarian Conference for Sudan, held in Paris, which was co-organised by France, Germany and the European Union.

Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of State, participated in meetings at the conference, which was attended by several countries as well as international and regional organisations aiming to further advance peace initiatives in Sudan.

Sheikh Shakhboot affirmed the UAE’s commitment to support international efforts aimed at achieving a permanent and immediate ceasefire, finding a peaceful solution to the Sudan crisis, and continuing to provide aid to the Sudanese people.

The high-level meetings led to the adoption of a document outlining the principles that support resolving the conflict, which has been ongoing since April 2023, in addition to reinforcing humanitarian and diplomatic efforts to address the challenges faced by the Sudanese people.

The UAE also called for a return to the political process in Sudan, and stressed the importance of international and regional collaboration to advance endeavours towards achieving an immediate and permanent ceasefire, and ensuring the unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid.

Sheikh Shakhboot emphasised the UAE’s efforts and the tangible initiatives the country has provided to ease the severity of the humanitarian conditions in Sudan and neighbouring countries, as the total amount of relief aid provided to those affected by the conflict has reached $150 million, including medical, food and relief supplies.

Additionally, the UAE has established a comprehensive field hospital in Abéché city, in the Republic of Chad, at a cost of $20 million -  the second  such hospital opened by the UAE to support Sudanese refugees.

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