The United Nations appealed Wednesday for $4.1 billion in aid to provide for civilians caught-up in the conflict in Sudan
"Ten months of conflict have robbed the people of Sudan of nearly everything - their safety, their homes and their livelihoods," United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said in a statement.
The brutal conflict that erupted in Sudan in April last year has caused a humanitarian collapse and left over half of the country's population - around 25 million people - in need of assistance and protection.
The UN and its partners said they need $2.7 billion this year to reach 14.7 million people with desperately-needed aid inside the country.
"The generosity of donors helps us provide food and nutrition, shelter, clean water, and education for children, and to fight the scourge of gender-based violence and care for the survivors," Griffiths added.
"But last year's appeal was less than half funded. This year, we must do better and with a heightened sense of urgency."
Help for neighbouring countries
The UN refugee agency UNHCR meanwhile said it needs another $1.4 billion to help nearly 2.7 million people -- refugees and members of their host communities -- across five of Sudan's neighbouring countries.
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