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U.N. Says $4B in Aid Needed for Sudan as It Faces Humanitarian Tragedy

HeadlineFeb 09, 2024

The U.N. is appealing for over $4 billion in aid for Sudan, which is facing some of the world’s worst internal displacement and hunger crises after months of fighting between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. This is U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths.

Martin Griffiths: “There is a certain kind of obscenity about the humanitarian world, which is the competition of suffering, a competition between places. 'I have more suffering than you, so I need to get more attention, so I need to get more money.' … But I don’t think there’s anywhere quite so tragic in the world today as Sudan.”

The World Food Programme warned last week Sudanese people are dying of starvation as the conflict has cut off many people from accessing aid.

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