UAE donates $8 million to WHO for Sudan humanitarian efforts


In a significant collaboration aimed at addressing the humanitarian crisis in Sudan, the UAE has committed $8 million (AED 29.3 million) to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

This agreement, signed at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, will fund critical health initiatives in Sudan, aiming to alleviate the dire conditions faced by its people.

The pact was signed on behalf of the UAE by Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister for International Development Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and on behalf of the WHO by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General.

This contribution is a part of the UAE’s broader commitment to global humanitarian relief and supports the WHO’s efforts in providing essential healthcare services in conflict-impacted regions.

The funds will specifically target healthcare infrastructure, emergency response capabilities, and disease prevention programmes.

"The work done by the World Health Organisation in Sudan is saving lives every day, and we believe it is essential to support this ongoing mission," said Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, the UAE's Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs.

"We thank the UAE for this generous pledge. We must act together to protect the lives of the most vulnerable," added Dr. Tedros.

The UAE's latest contribution is part of a broader $70 million pledge for addressing urgent humanitarian needs in Sudan, through UN agencies and humanitarian organisations.

This funding is a substantial portion of the $100 million commitment made by the UAE in April at the ‘International Humanitarian Conference for Sudan and Neighbouring Countries’.

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