South Sudan: helping the most vulnerable cope with their specific needs
23 June, 2015
The South Sudan conflict has affected women, men, girls and boys differently. They are exposed to different risks and their needs are specific and diverse. To ensure that the humanitarian operation in South Sudan addresses the needs of different groups, the Humanitarian Country Team committed...
In Sudan, saving the next generation’s education, one classroom at a time
17 June, 2015
In June 2011, children in Sudan’s Geissan locality, Blue Nile State, were eager to return to school after the long summer holidays. For Amel Sadig, 10 years old, this was supposed to be the start of her educational journey.
Becoming educated in poor rural areas of Sudan can be a...
Somalia: "The UN has a big role to play" says outgoing Deputy Special Representative
7 May, 2015
After two years in Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini, the UN Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, moves onto his next posting in Beirut, Lebanon. On the eve of his departure from Somalia, we sat down with him to get his insights about the future of a country that is trying to rebuild...
South Sudan: High profile mission to reclaim global attention (PHOTO GALLERY)
9 February, 2015
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos and Academy Award winning actor and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker, have visited South Sudan in an effort to refocus global attention on the conflict-riven country.
“We wanted to see for ourselves the day-to-day...
Sudan: Blue Nile farmers ask for their livelihoods back
31 December, 2014
Mohamed Bana fondly remembers life before his home, Blue Nile State, erupted in violence.
“During the harvest season, our village would come to life,” he says. “We used to work hard in the fields and cultivate various crops and vegetables. I used to have a small flock of...