Thu. Jul 25th, 2024

The UAE has directed 70% of its pledge of humanitarian support to Sudan to United Nations agencies and humanitarian and relief organizations, according to the Gulf country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, on Monday, that “support will go to the main partners from the United Nations agencies, including the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the World Food Program, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the World Health Organization.”

This support ensures a comprehensive approach to address the humanitarian crisis and limit the worsening famine in Sudan, according to the UAE statement.

Last April, on the sidelines of the meetings of the International Humanitarian Conference on Sudan, which was held in Paris, the UAE pledged to provide an amount of 100 million US dollars in support of humanitarian efforts in Sudan, which has been experiencing a civil war since last year.

Since the beginning of the conflict between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces in mid-April 2023, the UAE has provided $130 million to support the humanitarian response and 9,500 tons of food and medical supplies by operating 148 relief planes, in addition to a ship carrying about 1,000 tons of urgent relief supplies, according to For external statement.

This came in light of the Sudanese army’s accusations against Abu Dhabi of supporting and arming the Rapid Support Forces and its leader, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti), in the bloody conflict that has been ongoing since April 2023.

On the other hand, the UAE strongly rejected these accusations, in a letter it sent last April to the United Nations Security Council, in which it said: “All allegations related to the UAE’s involvement in any form of aggression or destabilization in Sudan, or its provision of any military support… Or logistical, financial, or political allegations of any faction in Sudan are baseless and lack reliable evidence to support them.”

It is noteworthy that the war in Sudan led to the deaths of thousands and pushed the country with a population of 48 million people to the brink of famine, destroyed the already dilapidated infrastructure, and caused the displacement of more than 8.5 million people, according to the United Nations.

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