The Presidency has announced its sponsorship to fund for supporting voluntary work, which aims at extending support to the national organizations operating in the humanitarian field, asking the Ministry of Social Security and Development to present a proposal for establishing the fund. Presidential Assistant Maj. Gen. Abdel-Rahman Al Sadik Al Mahdi has affirmed commitment of the Presidency to supporting all proposals that are conducive for enhancing the voluntary humanitarian work in the Sudan. Addressing inauguration of celebrations marking the National Volunteering Day at Martyr Al Zubair Conferences Hall here yesterday, the Presidential Assistant said voluntary work is a genuine and deeply rooted value in Sudan, referring to the efforts exerted in the past period for assisting the weak categories in the society, IDPs and the refugees of neighboring countries besides supporting the voluntary return in Darfur and other areas as well as relief convoys sent by the Sudanese people to a number of countries. He affirmed that the instructions now is to transfer from relief work to the developmental one and finding sustainable solutions to displacement issues for realizing decent life for all the Sudanese people.
Minister of Social Security and Development Mashaer Al-Dawalab, on her part, rejected distribution by any foreign body to humanitarian assistance outside the adopted legal, institutional and procedural context.
personality whatever the value of such aid.
The Minister of Social Security and Development stressed the importance of the National Volunteering Day, saying that it is an occasion that brings together the national voluntary organizations to deliberate on ways for covering the loopholes that occur in the humanitarian field.
The Commissioner of Humanitarian Aid, Ahmed Mohamed Adam, on his part, said the celebrations marking the National Volunteering Day come this year under the slogan of : together towards communal partnership for supporting the voluntary return, affirming that the voluntary return process represents a national epic that should be supported in affirmation of desire for peace and stability. Adam lauded the support accorded by the Presidency for the voluntary work in Sudan, pointing out that the celebrations would continue in Neyala during the period July 2-4, under the auspices of First Vice-President of the Republic. He affirmed that the celebrations of this year come at the backdrop of what is being witnessed by the country of big transformations, which are represented in the cease-fire, the great improvement of the security situation, new phase of exit of UNAMID, weapons collection and other transformations, a matter that calls for more coordination and cooperation, calling for translating the values of volunteering in the life of the people. Adam reviewed the efforts that have been exerted in the field of indigenization of the voluntary work in Sudan, affirming that the move is reflected in stability of the voluntary work, building of capacities of national NGOs and completion of the legislations that cope with the international concepts.