Sudan: UN Humanitarian Chief concludes visit
23 May, 2013
The United Nation’s Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has ended her visit to Sudan with a call for all parties to end the conflicts in Darfur, and Blue Nile and South Kordofan, and instead to seek peaceful resolutions to clashes that continue to exact a terrible toll on civilians....
Sudan: Old crisis, new challenges in Darfur
20 May, 2013
United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos is visiting Sudan from 20 to 23 May 2013. She will visit the region of Darfur where a shrinking humanitarian community has led to deteriorating services for hundreds of thousands of people living in camps.
Darfur has been in a state of crisis...
Sudan: Building roads and trust in Darfur
13 May, 2013
In the village of Yathriba, in Central Darfur, a group of men and women are building a bridge across a small, muddy stream. They work methodically, slowly putting stones into place, conserving their energy under the hot Sudanese sun.
During the rainy season this small stream can easily flood...
South Sudan: Innovation in delivering aid to refugees
10 May, 2013
A state-of the art biometric tool based on electronically captured fingerprints is enabling aid agencies in South Sudan to register and assist refugees more efficiently.
Since conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North began in Sudan...
Somalia: Displaced people hit hardest by flooding
6 May, 2013
The home made of twigs and branches, cardboard boxes and plastic sheeting did not stand a chance against the heavy rain and winds. When their roof and walls were ripped away, 73-year-old Isack Dahir Hilowle and his eleven family members feared for their lives.
“We huddled together,...