South Sudan: Atrocious scenes in Bentiu (VIDEO)
24 April, 2014
On 20 and 21 April, a team of UN agencies and NGOs travelled to Bentiu, the capital of Unity State in the north of South Sudan. The town had been the scene of fighting between Government and opposition forces earlier in the week, and reports had emerged of that hundreds of civilians had...
South Sudan: We must not look away
12 April, 2014
Toby Lanzer is the United Nations’ top humanitarian official in South Sudan. Since conflict broke out in December 2013 he has travelled across the country to meet people struck by violence and coordinate the response to their needs. Here he shares some impressions from these travels....
South Sudan: Fear of food crisis in the world’s youngest nation
11 April, 2014
With the conflict in South Sudan in its fourth month, and with a million people having fled their homes across the country, aid groups are now warning of the possibility of a serious food crisis by year’s end.
The UN estimates that more than 815,000 people are displaced right now,...
Sudan: The critical role of national humanitarian organizations in Darfur
1 April, 2014
Abdullah Adan Abubakr, a resident of the Krinding 2 camp in West Darfur and head of the camp’s food-relief committee, carefully measures quantities of sugar, sorghum and pulses. He knows how precious every kora (a measurement used in West Darfur) is to each displaced family.
Sudan/South Sudan: “Ordinary people asked us to raise our voices”
26 March, 2014
Worsening humanitarian crises in Sudan and South Sudan demand more attention from the international community and increased funding for humanitarian organizations. This was the message delivered by OCHA’s Operations Director John Ging in a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York...