Sudan Gains More EU Humanitarian Aid Ahead of Secession Vote

The European Commission is providing another euro17 million (USD23 million) to address humanitarian needs in Darfur, South Sudan and transitional areas ahead of the January 2011 referendum on South Sudan’s secession. 

The supplementary funding will be used to provide food, nonfood items, nutritional supplies, medical kits, seeds and tools. It brings the bloc’s total humanitarian aid for Sudan to euro131 million. 

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.