Biannual (formerly Quarterly) Updates

23 Dec 2002
OCHA Sudan Humanitarian Update Nov/Dec 2002


  • GoS/SPLM raised no objections to the November and December delivery plans submitted by the UN/OLS. These deliveries are subject to UN security clearance only.

  • In order to take advantage of the unimpeded access achieved, and to cover affected communities in newly accessible areas, agencies are appealing for over USD 26 million for three-months (November 2002-January 2003).

  • The Sobat River Corridor,...
14 Nov 2002
OCHA Sudan Humanitarian Update Oct 2002
  • Peace talks between the Government of Sudan and the SPLM resumed at Machakos under the auspices of IGAD on 15 October following the signing of a MOU, which includes commitments: to a cessation of hostilities and unimpeded humanitarian access in accordance with the OLS agreements.

  • A meeting called for on 23 October in Nairobi between the GoS, the SPLM/A and the UN to clarify procedures for implementing unimpeded access as stated in the MOU has...
16 Sep 2002
OCHA Sudan Humanitarian Update Aug 2002


  • The second round of the peace negotiations between the GoS and the SPLM/A began on 12 August in Machakos, Kenya. The talks are taking place under the auspices of the IGAD.

  • Donor Missions and UN Agencies called on the GoS and the SPLM/A to provide urgent and unimpeded humanitarian access while expressing concern over the serious humanitarian situation existing in parts of southern Sudan, due to continuing military...
31 Aug 2002
Humanitarian Update - Uganda, Volume IV, Issues 7/8

July/August 2002
Insecurity persists in northern Uganda

Neighbouring districts get spill over

Kony’s Lords Resistance Army (LRA) attacks in northern Uganda have been unrelenting since they resumed in mid-June 2002. The continued resurgence has worsened security, looting, abductions, killings and destruction of houses and other property and increased displacement in Acholi region of Gulu, Kitgum and Pader Districts. Since the entry of...

20 Aug 2002
OCHA Sudan Humanitarian Update Jul 2002

The UN Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan, visited Sudan from 10-12 July during which time access was discussed with the GoS. After negotiations, the GoS agreed to grant access to 24 locations previously denied.

Participants at the Donor, NGO and UN meeting on humanitarian assistance to the Sudan (Geneva, 29 July) welcomed progress made in peace negotiations and urged similar progress on humanitarian access. Participants condemned the attack in...