Sudan, 3 August 2022 (TDI): The United States, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), is sending humanitarian assistance to the people of Sudan.
The USAID is providing the people of Sudan with more than $88 million in humanitarian assistance in the wake of food insecurity, climate shocks, violence, and severe flooding.
We announced $88+ million in additional #HumanitarianAssistance for the people of #Sudan who are experiencing devastating effects of violence, food insecurity & floods. These funds support @WFP_Sudan & @UNICEFSudan to provide food & nutrition #السودان https://t.co/djDlOoB4ST https://t.co/ycAg5xNlxy
— USAID Sudan (@USAIDSudan) August 2, 2022
This funding became available after the complete withdrawal of the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust‘s remaining funds.
This effort was coordinated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is providing an additional $670 million in food assistance to address historically high levels of acute food insecurity worldwide.
Key developments by the U.S government
With the provided funds, the U.S. government assists UNICEF in providing nutrition assistance to roughly 1.2 million crisis-affected people throughout Sudan and the UN World Food Program (WFP) in providing food aid, including sorghum and yellow split peas.
Additionally, more than $371 million in humanitarian aid has already been given to Sudan by the US in Fiscal Year 2022, including more than $348 million from USAID.
Certainly, the Sudanese people continue to have the support of the United States despite the nation’s mounting challenges and escalating internal displacement.
In addition to other vital aid, USAID works with partners to deliver life-saving health, nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene support to households in Sudan that the violence has impacted.
Crucial calamities in the region
As per USAID’s latest Sudan fact sheet, about 442,000 people were displaced within Sudan in 2021 due to climatic shocks, food insecurity, and violence. The figure is a five-fold rise from the previous year and the highest number of internal displacements since 2014.
In the same vein, throughout 2022, inter-communal violence in Sudan’s Darfur and Kordofan areas raged, leaving many civilians dead or displaced in dire need of aid.
Furthermore, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network Sudan predicts an increased chance of flooding for July and August.
In short, by placing a high priority, the United States continues to offer impartial, need-based assistance to vulnerable and conflict-affected populations in Sudan as the largest international donor of humanitarian aid.