UNDP response for host communities, and Ethiopian refugees in eastern Sudan
As the number of refugees in eastern Sudan is increasing, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is expanding its response, with further efforts underway to assist host communities and refugees. However, a funding gap of US$2.7m remains, limiting essential support to vulnerable groups. Currently, $2 has been committed from UNDP resources to address urgent needs, however, there is a clear demand for additional assistance for local communities as tensions are becoming visible.
Alongside the Government of Sudan, UN agencies and partners, UNDP interventions are progressing in refugee camps and nearby host communities, supporting the protection, emergency employment, and access to basic services including energy and health.
“With the situation continuing, longer-term, durable solutions are increasingly necessary, providing help for those in need now, and important community assets for the future,” said Trond Husby, UNDP Sudan’s Crisis Coordinator. “As a result, our work balances the urgent needs of arriving refugees, and the increasing pressure on already vulnerable local host communities.”
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