Press Releases

17 Sep 2014
Sudan: The lingering menace of war

Before severe fighting broke out between Government forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in April 2013, some 150,000 people lived in the Abu Kershola locality of Sudan’s South Kordofan state.

The fighting saw most people seek refuge in neighbouring North Kordofan. By late April 2014, as fighting eased, aid agencies received reports that close to 30,000 people had returned to their homes in Abu Kershola. However, their hopes of swiftly...

21 Aug 2014
Sudan: Funds released for humanitarian needs in Jebel Marra

Khartoum, Sudan | 21 August 2014, The Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund has allocated US $400,000 to the Danish Refugee Council to address food insecurity affecting some 15,000 people in the Jebel Marra area of Central Darfur.

In light of significant humanitarian needs in Nertiti and Rokero localities, the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) provided the Danish Refugee Council with US $400,000 to address food insecurity affecting some 15,000 people in the Jebel Marra...

16 Jul 2014
Sudan: Humanitarian needs reach US$982 million

Khartoum 16 July 2014: A significant increase in humanitarian needs in Sudan during the first six months of 2014 has necessitated a revision of the Sudan Response Plan. Aid agencies in Sudan now urgently require $982 million to assist 6.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (roughly 20% of Sudan’s population). Humanitarian needs vary to include shelter, protection, nutrition, health, and potable water.

The first half of 2014 saw more...

02 Jun 2014
Sudan: Proliferation of humanitarian needs in Sudan means greater funding required [EN/AR]

Press release
Sudan | 01 June 2014

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan is expressing deep concern with the marked increase in humanitarian needs in Sudan which are not met with sufficient humanitarian aid, putting at risk hundreds of thousands of affected people throughout the country. He confirmed that the UN and its partners have received so far in 2014 only 33% of the US$ 995 million needed to meet the country’s humanitarian needs....

25 Mar 2014
Sudan: Humanitarian situation dramatically deteriorating in Sudan and South Sudan: Scaled-up response urgently needed

(New York, 25 March 2014) UN OCHA Operations Director John Ging today expressed deep concern about the massive and growing humanitarian needs in Sudan and the conflict devastating South Sudan and its people.

Briefing the press with Yasmine Haque of UNICEF after their week-long visit to Sudan and South Sudan, with fellow Emergency Directors from the Danish Refugee Council, FAO, IOM, UNHCR, WFP and WHO, Mr. Ging appealed for renewed attention and commitment to the...