UN appeals for $1.4bn aid to Sudan

The United Nations is appealing for $1.4 billion for humanitarian aid in Sudan. The UN says the number of the vulnerable people in the country had risen from 5.5 million to 7.1 million this year. The UN humanitarian chief, Mr Mark Lowcock, urged the international community to speed up its support as the situation was

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KSRelief signs two projects with UNESCO and launches Ramadan Iftar project in Sudan

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed yesterday in Paris two executive projects with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for supporting basic education being provided for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and establishing strategic cooperation and mutual partnership between the Center and the Organization. The two projects were co-signed by

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Humanitarian News Agency Accuses UNHCR of Corruption in Khartoum

SMC- An international news agency, the Integrated Regional Information Networks is a news agency focusing on humanitarian stories in various regions. In a report published on 14 March 2018, the agency said that refugees in Khartoum, interviewed by IRIN over a 10 month period, say that individuals working with the Sudanese branch of the UN

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Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan agree to study filling of Nile dam

Officials from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan early Wednesday announced progress in talks on what will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam. The foreign ministers of Egypt and Ethiopia and Sudan’s water resources minister said they will set up a scientific study group to consult on the filling of Ethiopia’s $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. They

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EXCLUSIVE: Refugees in Sudan allege chronic corruption in UN resettlement process

Refugees in Khartoum, interviewed by IRIN over a 10 month period, say that individuals working with the Sudanese branch of the UN agency responsible for resettlement engage in corrupt practices, and that life-changing decisions are often made based on bribes rather than eligibility. That agency, UNHCR, says it has now mounted an investigation. More than

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New Details Emerge over Assassination of JEM Executive

SMC- Issues have intensified inside JEM -Ibrahim group following the assassination of a member of the Executive Office, Dafaallah wadelmalik on the Sudan-Chad border. The leader of the Jibril movement, Abdullah Issaq, said in a statement to the SMC that there are large protests from the leaders that accuse Jibril of being behind the assassination. He

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China Helps Ethiopia Build ‘Industrial Belt’

“Ethiopia takes inspiration from China’s success for own development” Ethiopian attendants walk along a train at the Lebu station in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Jan. 1, 2018. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde) ADDIS ABABA, May 10, 2018 (Xinhua) — Ahmed Shide, Minister of Ethiopia Government Communications Affairs Office (GCAO), told Xinhua that China hasn’t only become Ethiopia’s top economic

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