Press Releases

10 Nov 2014
Sudan: The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development contributes an additional US $11.3 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 10 November 2014. The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has contributed an additional US $11.3 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following DFID’s US$16.4 million contribution earlier this year in light of growing needs in the country.

DFID has been a committed and generous donor to the fund since its inception in 2006. The latest contribution comes at a critical time where humanitarian...

03 Nov 2014
Sudan: Additional US $1.6 million brings Government of Norway’s funding of Common Humanitarian Fund in Sudan to $8.4 million this year [EN/AR]

To help address Sudan’s growing humanitarian needs, the Government of Norway has contributed an additional US $1.6 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following an US $8.4 million contribution earlier this year.

‘The CHF provides timely assistance and fills critical gaps in our response to humanitarian needs in vulnerable parts of Sudan” said Morten Aasland, Norway’s Ambassador to Sudan. “This year we have seen an unprecedented number of large scale...

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...