Samantha Newport

Samantha Louise Newport

Head, Communications at OCHA

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Experience

United Nations

Head of Communications  - UN Capital Development Fund

Affiliations

Chief, Communications and Information Management  - United Nations Development Programme

Global Communications Advisor  - Green Commodities Programme

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"International donors have stayed the course over the last five years," said Samantha Newport, spokeswoman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
"They have donated more than $ 3.2 billion to humanitarian work in Sudan." 'We cannot rely on foreign funding.' The UN had estimated $66 million as the requirement for Sudan's health care sector in 2016, but have received only $28 million. Newport said the bulk of the aid had gone to provide food for vulnerable communities. "This year, the humanitarian appeal for Sudan has received about $550 million and over $330 million have been to provide food aid to 4.6 million people," she said.

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"This will have an impact in morbidity and mortality, particularly for children," said Samantha Newport, a spokeswoman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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"International donors have stayed the course over the last five years," said Samantha Newport, spokeswoman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHA.
"They have donated more than $ 3.2 billion to humanitarian work in Sudan," she said. Newport said the bulk of the aid had gone to provide food for vulnerable communities. "This year, the humanitarian appeal for Sudan has received about $550 million and over $330 million have been to provide food aid to 4.6 million people," she said.

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