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Slovenia allocates humanitarian aid to Sudan

At a donor conference for humanitarian needs, Slovenia allocated EUR 300,000 of humanitarian funds to Sudan. The sum will be transferred through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Ambassador Anita Pipan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva, warned that the parties in conflict must allow humanitarian workers safe access in accordance with international humanitarian law and human rights law. Slovenia has been providing humanitarian assistance to Sudan since 2010, particularly in the Darfur region.

Since 15 April 2003, Sudan has been facing armed conflicts between the army and paramilitary forces. The serious humanitarian situation has been further aggravated by these conflicts. More than a thousand people have died and more than five thousand have been injured. As many as 24.6 million people, accounting for half of the population, are in need of humanitarian help.

The high-level donor conference, set up in support of the humanitarian response for Sudan, was organised by the United Nations (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) in collaboration with Egypt, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the European Union.