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Sudan one of top 30 donors to famine in the Horn of Africa

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July 27, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan has donated close to $2 million in 2011 to provide humanitarian aid to countries in the Horn of Africa going through a severe food crisis, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported.

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An internally displaced woman holds her malnourished son at a camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, July 27, 2011 (Reuters)

The UN body said that so far $1.1 billion has been given by the international community leaving a funding gap of around $1 billion needed to continue feeding the impacted population in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

A wide swath of east Africa, including Kenya and Ethiopia, has been hit by years of severe drought and the UN says two regions of southern Somalia are suffering the worst famine for 20 years, with 3.7 million people facing starvation.

Sudan ranked 21 on the list released by OCHA of the top 30 nations giving money for victims of the drought and famine in the region.

With $1,788,000 in donations, Sudan was ahead of more richer countries such as Saudi Arabia, Russia and Luxembourg.

Sudan, along with Ethiopia, has witnessed famine of similar magnitude in the mid-80’s which led to the death if an estimated 1 million people spurring international mobilization.

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  • 28 July 2011 04:47, by JAMUS

    To OCHA,

    The two millions contributed for famine in the Horn cames from Republic of South Sudan,Sudan tribune needs to correct this mistake.

    Jamus

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    • 28 July 2011 05:10, by Khartoum92

      The UN website said Sudan

      $1.1 billion dollars has been committee so far for the Horn of Africa food crisis, but there is still a gap of $1 billion to fulfill basic humanitarian needs caused by the worst drought in 60 years. Below is a list of the top 30 donors to humanitarian programs in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djbouti. From OCHA.

      1. United States – $448,017,213 ($46,704,961)
      2. European Commission – $167,237,380 ($8,111,588)
      3. Japan – $90,386,480
      4. UN Central Emergency Response Fund – $86,298,912 ($11 million)
      5. United Kingdom – $65,334,968 ($122,734,183)
      6. Canada – $26,050,674 ($3,902,440)
      7. Denmark – $22,754,682
      8. Sweden – $20,175,100
      9. Norway – $22,187,271
      10. Brazil – $22,095,646
      11. The Netherlands – $13,635,563
      12. Germany – $13,159,162
      13. Spain – $12,194,066 ($4,977,729)
      14. Switzerland – $10,767,113 ($572,738)
      15. Finland – $7,701,130
      16. Australia – $7,455,698 ($47,169,811)
      17. France – $5,564,352 ($1,353,276)
      18. Ireland – $4,852,895 ($569,801)
      19. Italy – $3,012,512 ($1,430,615)
      20. United Arab Emirates – $1,927,649
      21. Sudan – $1,788,000
      22. Islamic Development Bank – $1 million
      23. Russian Federation – $1 million
      24. New Zealand – $762,777
      25. Saudi Arabia – $738,487
      26. African Development Bank – $507,898
      27. Luxembourg – $276,578
      28. South Africa – $146,199
      29. Czech Republic – $112,676
      30. Estonia – $42,254

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    • 28 July 2011 05:23, by MINDED.DUDE

      Pathetic,
      You help somalia,mostly Al shabab that linked to al qaeda network,The ordinary somalian who support the government that backed up by AU and UN are not even getting donated by Khartoum government.
      Do you remember when North sudanese minister son was killed in somalia about four months ago?
      Stop nonsense here,No one want to hear these craps.
      Why this money not go to Darfurian and south sudan before we separated ? Millions people in north sudan still suffering to death from hunger,diseases ,no water .etc...

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      • 28 July 2011 05:31, by Khartoum92

        Your pathetic you do realize the money is donated to the UN emergency agency that is doing the helping in the Horn of Africa not just in Somalia including South Sudan..

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        • 28 July 2011 13:39, by Agutran

          South Sudan doesn’t need any help from the UN; South Sudan is where the money came from that were donated to Somalia.

          South Sudan has the population of less than 15 million and it produces over half a million barrels of crude oil per day!

          Only someone on drug would believed South Sudan would solicit donation from anyone.

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  • 28 July 2011 08:04, by Lorolokin

    Khartoum was using S.Sudanese Dollars for these donations but after separation will they manage to danate even a coin ?

    Kinkak.

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  • 28 July 2011 15:44, by mohammed ali

    Pathological hatered! Why should you bother if Sudan donated or not.What is your problem? I cannot understand!You are totally different country ,you do whatever you want, we are not bothered and we are not going to ask you, this is your bussiness, non of our concern.

    In fact Sudan is now feeding one million southerners who prefer to remain in the jalabba country.The SPLA had requested to extened their stay in Sudan for another 9 months untill the RoSS is ready for them! I can tell you from now they will never be ready.One million who will need jobs, schools, housing, food , scurity is not a joke!

    Stop this megalomenia and know your real size; and stop this hatred.

    Be the richest and the most prospourous country on Earth and we will be very happy for you. The world was not created for us only to compete with you.It is too big and we are very happy with what we have even if it is too little, and happy with what we are!

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