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WFP agrees to fund Sudan Family Support Programme

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David Beasley WFP Director General and Sudan Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Badawi hold agreement of Sudan Family Support Programme on 29 May 2020. (WFP photo)May 29, 2020 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will support the Sudanese government’s Family Support programme aiming to empower poor families with cash transfer.

The support agreement was signed on Friday by the Sudanese Minister of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) Ibrahim al-Badawi and WFP Sudan’s Representative and Country Director Hameed Nuru in the presence of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and the WFP Executive Director David Beasley.

Under the Sudan Family Support Programme, the government will provide direct cash transfers each month to support vulnerable families as part of its efforts to mitigate the effects of the ongoing economic difficulties.

The aid programme is expected to start in the second half of the year with financing from the Government of Sudan and partners.

“The Family Support Programme is one of the Transitional Government’s greatest undertakings and will be a major dividend of the December Revolution. It will provide direct cash transfers to around 80 per cent of Sudanese families to support them through the challenging economic circumstances currently facing Sudan,” said al-Badawi.

The transitional government plans to undertake harsh economic reforms and cut subsidies of basic commodities and fuel to protect vulnerable families

To protect vulnerable households, the government said it would transfer cash to poor people instead of subsidizing commodities which cost more money and encourage smuggling of cheap goods to neighbouring countries.

Also, in January 2020 al-Badawi Monday revealed that his government received international pledges to support his country by about two billion dollars to convert to the direct cash support programme.

The transitional government estimates that 65 per cent of the population live below the poverty line.

However, with the negative impact of the COVID-19 on the economy, the already dire food security situation is likely to worsen due to the closure of nonessential businesses, coupled with rapidly rising food prices.

“The programme will be key to safeguarding people at risk of slipping into extreme poverty,” said Nuru.

He further said the United States through its humanitarian arm, USAID will cover the fees of the operation.

“Our steady partnership with donors like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is what enables us to provide critical assistance. We are grateful to have such generous partners.”

According to the deal, WFP will support the Government to develop a cash transfer delivery and payments system, and a complaints-and-feedback mechanism including a call centre to support recipients of the programme.

“The platform developed for the Sudan Family Support Programme will allow efficient and accountable digital delivery of a broad range of social protection and other Government services to the People of Sudan,” said Nuru.

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  • 30 May 09:13, by Chiir

    South Sudan needs help too.

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    • 30 May 23:43, by Langaar

      The sooner we get ourselves of these so-called LWF, ICRC, NGOs; the US, the UK, their gulf Arab states; their evil juus (so-called israelis) free hand-outs; the better chap. Your answer definitely answers what I have been writing all along here on SUDAN TRIBUNE. It is all about free hand outs and free things that always destroyed our country and our people>>>

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      • 30 May 23:51, by Langaar

        "South Sudan needs help too"?!! Says who piece of trash?! I told you fools that there are some evils who covet our country and our people to death. And that the evils who pay for these vermin in *the US, the UK, their cloned so-called arabs North Sudan, the UN, their sleazy NGOs, Abesh (so-called ethiopians), some of their Bantuses and some of their creeps in between you fools often called your>>>

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        • 30 May 23:56, by Langaar

          allies our country and our people’s existential enemies. Mr. Chiir watch out fool. I know, you would spring out calling me names that I am mentally ill like many of our low lives here on SUDAN TRIBUNE. But I am way too well ahead of these cheap and dirty intrigues being Geopolitically chess game and and football played over our country through and through>>>

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          • 31 May 00:06, by Langaar

            I will repeat it again what is going behind the scenes Mr. Chiir low life. That South Sudan’s resources were to be used to *prop up the so-called would be set up manufacturing hubs, in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), North Sudan, Nigeria or Ghana in West Africa* Good luck to the vermin, that is not going to happen under the sun or even in million years, reasons,>>>>

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            • 31 May 00:15, by Langaar

              pure HATRED and RACISM. We are here chap. The whole dirty games and cheap intrigues that was being peddled all along by some lowly educated and secret societies Bantuses of Mr. Thabo Mbeki, former Tanzanian president, Jakaya Kikwete, Paul Kagame, current Kenya president, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, the greatest charlatan of old times, Mr. Raila Odinga>>>>

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              • 31 May 00:30, by Langaar

                Former Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Hailemariam Desalegn, the current Abesh criminal, Mr. Abiy Ahmed. These vermin are nothing to do with "Ethiopia, we are the Ethiopians". We are going to bomb these vermins into *Red Sea with their land they are currently on in ’Djibouti with French Legions, the US, their evil juus (so-calledf israelis) ack into Yemen and Saudi Arabia and be with the vermins,>>>>

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                • 31 May 00:39, by Langaar

                  Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Mr. Omar Hassan El Bashir of old of our enemies even called "himself to have a relationship with *Aliap Dinka/Jieng* on the Western bank of the Nile. Mr. Abiy Ahmed piece of trash given *a European or American* Token----the so-called *Noble peace prize*. He was even brought to our country and over our people by his handlers>>>>>

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                  • 31 May 00:48, by Langaar

                    with the likes of *Barack Hussein Obama, Susan Rice, dolt of their Indians, and some of their creeps we are going to bomb out of map and be done with them, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Read these links fools: And be informed, because their would be these vermins in our country and over our people again, once and for all.>>>

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                  • 31 May 00:59, by Langaar

                    with the likes of *Barack Hussein Obama, Susan Rice, dolt of their Indians, and some of their creeps we are going to bomb out of map and be done with them, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. We are the Ancient Egyptians, Barack Hussein Obama, his allies and some of their creeps who thought, they are equal with us country and our people, have been challenged>>>>

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                    • 31 May 01:06, by Langaar

                      and they are going to be bombed to near *oblivion out of this plant earth once and for all*. *ONE COUNTRY, TWO SYSTEMS* the vermin have been using since 1999. But there are some limits to the vermins. The owners here fools. Living over other people and their countries is not and will not be a good idea>>>>

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  • 25 June 16:37, by Ahmed.Ahmed

    I have been reading about this program, and even though I’m not an expert in economy, but it’s hard for me to understand how sustainable this program could be?!

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