How mutual aid networks are powering Sudan’s humanitarian response
“Though some international NGOs are working with the groups, progress has been slow, said Sara Abbas from the Sudan Crisis Coordination Unit at Shabaka, an organisation that amplifies diaspora and civil society groups in the aid sector.
“There still isn’t enough support coming through for the local grassroots response,” said Abbas. “There is still a mentality that the local response is an afterthought, that it is not really something that is integral to the international humanitarian response.”“
“This article was co-reported by The New Humanitarian and Ayin Media, a bilingual and independent Sudanese news service.”
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