Indy raises thousands for Sudan

The Independent has launched a major reader appeal to help crisis-hit Sudan.

The paper devoted its front page on Monday to statistics about the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” which has already created 1.2m refugees and killed up to 100,000. On the first day the appeal raised £21,500 for the charity Concern.

In June The Scotsman was the first UK national paper to devote major resources to the Sudan situation and ran a number of spreads and front pages on the issue.

Last week the Eastern Daily Press revealed that it had raised £50,000 in the space of a week to help fund an orphanage in the country where neglected children are dying

By Dominic Ponsford

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