Foreign donor nations pledged $ 1.8 billion at a conference organized by Germany to help Sudan ease an economic crisis hampering its transition to democracy after the fall of Omar al-Bashir.
The European Union promised 312 million euros ($ 350.13 million), the United States $ 356.2 million, Germany 150 million euros, France 100 million euros and Great Britain £ 150 million for humanitarian and development programs, the main one of which planned Cash transfers to poor families with help from the World Bank, officials said at the online event.
Saudi Arabia, which said it had given Sudan $ 500 million in the past year, donated just $ 10 million. The United Arab Emirates donated $ 50 million.
The two Gulf countries had promised a $ 3 billion grant to Sudan in the form of cash and commodities after the military ousted Bashir in April 2019, but it is unclear how much has arrived in the country as a whole.
China and Spain were among the countries offering to help Sudan ease its debt, which is around $ 56 billion.
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