The secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC, has called for the support of the international community to help the people of Sudan as the fighting in the country enters its 5th month.
A call has gone to the international community to donate more funding to help Sudanese people stuck in the north African country’s months-long armed battle between opposing generals.
According to Jagan Chapagain, secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, his organizations have only gotten 7% of the $45 million they requested to assist victims inside Sudan.
He told The Associated Press in an interview in Cairo that “Sudanese people need urgent support, urgent solidarity and urgent interest.”
Chapagain urged the international community to give the same support offered to Ukraine when Russia invaded the country to the people of Sudan.
Along with the $45 million required to assist individuals inside Sudan, Chapagain stated that additional $35 million is required to assist those who fled the violence to Sudan’s neighbouring countries.
Sudan was thrown into chaos as tensions between the military, led by Abdel Fattah Burhan, and the RaF, led by Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, erupted into open battle in Khartoum and other cities.
More than 3.4 million people have fled their homes to safer areas inside Sudan, according to the United Nations’ migration agency.
While over a million crossed into neighboring countries, including Egypt, Chad, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Central African Republic.