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Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

A four-year, multi-country initiative aimed at helping refugees and forcibly displaced individuals with sustainable solutions to support better integration and inclusion has been introduced in Sudan.

The initiative was launched in Sudan on Wednesday 19 February 2020 in partnership with the United Nation’s Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank.

The initiative hopes to transform the way governments and other stakeholders respond to forced displacement crises by promoting an environment for socio-economic inclusion, improving access to education and protection for vulnerable people and children on the move, and strengthening the resilience of host communities.

Speaking at the launch of the Prospects Partnership, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag said, “Sudan has a young population, so education is especially important. If you need to give them prospects with a capital P, you will need to invest in the private and public sector in creating new kinds of jobs to help Sudan.”

“In Sudan, partners have agreed to work jointly in East Darfur and West Kordofan States that host approximately 100,000 and 50,000 South Sudanese refugees respectively as well as internally displaced people and have traditionally received limited support. Consultations with them showed that the lack of livelihoods is a primary concern,” he added.

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