The United Nations and its partners said they need $1.06 billion to fund aid and early recovery programs outlined in their 2012 humanitarian work plan for Sudan.
The work plan was unveiled Dec. 13 in Khartoum, Sudan, and covers 331 projects in 12 sectors. The bulk of the funding requested by the United Nations under the work plan would be spent primarily in the conflict-torn area of Darfur, where some 3.75 million people require assistance.
Based on the work plan, the United Nations is expected to continue providing lifesaving aid to vulnerable populations across Sudan while promoting self-reliance and reducing aid dependence. There would also be increased focus on strengthening local capacity to address needs and building resilience against future natural or man-made crises.
The funding requested for this year’s work plan is slightly lower than the appeal launched by the United Nations in 2011. The 2011 appeal was $1.1 billion, of which only $712 million or 63 percent has so far been provided.
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