$ 3.8 million from Britain to help southern refugees in Sudan

The British government has announced a $ 3.8 million contribution to aid southern refugees and host communities in Sudan.

The British Embassy in Khartoum said in a statement on Thursday that the contribution is provided by the British Department for International Development and provides basic assistance to nearly 130,000 refugees and 15,000 needy people from the host community.

The assistance will support vital work in education, water, sanitation, registration and shelter in the White Nile states of South Kordofan and East Darfur, she said.

She noted that the head of the Department of International Development, British Christopher Bakerofft said that education is necessary to help vulnerable children to acquire the skills they need to build communities and a strong economy, expressing his country’s concern about the needs of children in the camps