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EU offers $200m grant to Sudan

October 23, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Sudanese boys can be seen on a boat during a flood in Sudan [Nafeer Sudan/Flickr]

The European Union has offered a £160m ($210,764) grant to Sudan to help citizens affected by natural disasters, Anadolu news agency has reported.

The grant was announced during the visit of the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, to the Deputy Sudanese President Bakri Hassan Saleh.In September the United Nations announced that 24 people had died and 19,000 houses had been destroyed due to heavy rain in Sudan.

Both EU and Sudanese officials discussed the issue of South Sudan. The EU official hailed the efforts exerted by Khartoum to host the large number of refugees from South Sudan.Last week Sudan announced that it had received two million refugees between 2013 and 2017, including more than a million from South Sudan alone.

Since it separated from Sudan, South Sudan has been involved in a civil war between the government and opposition powers. Tens of thousands have died and been made homeless.

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