A displaced child stands at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) near Kadugli, the capital of Sudan's South Kordofan state, during a United Nations humanitarian visit on May 13, 2018. / AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY
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The U.N. has appealed for a major increase in funding to aid Sudan with hundreds of thousands of people set to join millions in need of relief amid worsening economic and humanitarian crises.Mark Lowcock, the head of U.N. humanitarian affairs, called on donors late Monday to provide $1.4 billion to assist more than seven million people in the East African country.Millions of people in Sudan have been displaced by conflict and have lived in camps for years.Sunday, Lowcock toured two sprawling camps near the area's capital Kadugli, where women and children live on aid provided by U.N. agencies.Sudan's economic crisis has complicated the country's already precarious humanitarian situation, the U.N. envoy said.
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