World Bank to launch $100m cash assistance program for vulnerable Sudanese

July 21, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – The World Bank on Thursday agreed to provide $100 million in cash transfers and food to vulnerable families in Sudan through the World Food Program (WFP).

The decision comes eight months after its Sudanese family support program “Thamarat” was suspended in October 2021 after a military coup that ended the civilian-led transition.

The new security program will be fully implemented by WFP which had provided technical assistance to the Sudanese government to operationalize Thumarat.

“The project aims to provide cash transfers and food to more than two million food-insecure beneficiaries in 11 states in Sudan based on a vulnerability assessment conducted by WFP,” it said on Thursday. the BM.

Women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities are the main beneficiaries of this fund.

According to the press release, this program will be funded by the European Union, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Norway, Canada, Italy , Finland, Spain and Ireland.

Also, the State and Peacebuilding Fund of the World Bank will contribute to this new support program.

The measure is decided at the request of the international community to meet the needs of the Sudanese, who are facing growing food insecurity and humanitarian risks.

The army-led government in Khartoum did not react to the announcement of the new direct support fund through the WFP.

In addition, the World Bank stressed that the suspension of its operations with the government of Sudan “remains in force”.

The international community says that the resumption of its direct financial and economic support to the Sudanese government is linked to the restoration of civilian government.

(ST)

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