Khartoum, Sudan - The European Union (EU) said Thursday it has allocated humanitarian and food aid, worth 80 million Euros, to Sudan and South Sudan following its efforts to help the peace process between the two countries.
In a press statement, received here by PANA, the EU Delegation to Sudan said from the 80 million Euros, humanitarian aid will gulp 50 million Euros while food aid will take 30 million Euros.
The statement quoted Tomas Ulicny, the Head of the EU Delegation to Sudan, as saying that the amount will be disbursed through international organizations to support people affected by the conflict in both countries.
“The funding is earmarked for projects related to food assistance, emergency preparedness and protection of civilians.” ambassador Ulicny stressed.
According to the statement, the allocation was made following a series of visits to the countries by EU officials in January and December.
The EU said Sudan alone had obtained 12 % of a total of 639.9 million Euros, allocated by the European Union for humanitarian assistance across the world.