Ireland has contributed US 1.6 million to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) 2015, African Press Organization (APO) reported Wednesday.
This contribution comes at a critical time when funding for humanitarian action in Sudan is limited and humanitarian needs are growing.
Ireland is a longstanding supporter of the Sudan CHF. Last year the fund was used to help UN agencies and NGOs provide emergency shelter materials seeds tools and household items to vulnerable communities households and individuals in Sudan.
For the 2015 first round allocation approximately 91 per cent of funds will be distributed to international and national non-governmental organizations. The CHF reinforces and relies on existing humanitarian coordination structures which allows for evidence-based prioritization with other humanitarian funding sources available in Sudan.