In a major collaborative effort to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Sudan, the United Arab Emirates has pledged $8 million to the World Health Organisation (WHO). This agreement, sealed at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, aims to finance vital health projects in Sudan, with the goal of easing the severe conditions endured by the local population. This donation forms part of the UAE's extensive commitment to worldwide humanitarian aid and aligns with WHO's endeavors to deliver crucial healthcare in conflict-affected areas. The allocated funds will be specifically directed towards healthcare infrastructure, emergency response capabilities, and disease prevention programs. The formal agreement was executed between the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and WHO, with Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister for International Development Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representing the UAE, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, representing WHO, in the presence of Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva.

Lana Zaki Nusseibeh expressed, 'The work conducted by the World Health Organisation in Sudan is saving lives daily, and we deem it crucial to support this ongoing mission.' She added, 'The UAE and the WHO share a long-standing partnership that has positively impacted people in crisis situations across the region. We are dedicated to standing with the people of Sudan.' Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus commented, 'With the backing of partners and donors, the World Health Organisation will persist in supporting the immediate health needs of the people of Sudan and refugees in neighboring countries. We are grateful to the UAE for this generous pledge. We must unite to safeguard the lives of the most vulnerable.' The UAE's contribution to the WHO is part of a larger commitment of $70 million aimed at addressing urgent humanitarian needs in Sudan through UN agencies and humanitarian organizations. This funding constitutes a significant portion of the $100 million pledge made by the UAE in April at the 'International Humanitarian Conference for Sudan and Neighboring Countries.' This donation brings the total amount of UAE aid to Sudan over the past decade to over $3.5 billion.