Press Releases

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...

17 Jan 2014
Sudan: Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$86 million to support aid efforts in ten chronically neglected crises

(New York, 17 January 2014): The United Nations Humanitarian Chief and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$86 million to sustain emergency aid operations in some of the world’s worst, yet most neglected crises.

The funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will ensure life-saving relief work continues in ten countries, including in Colombia, Myanmar, Sudan and Yemen, where needs are high but financial support is low.

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20 Oct 2013
Sudan: United Nations Emergency Fund allocates US$5.5 million to assist flood affected people in Sudan [EN/AR]

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is providing US $5.5 million for lifesaving humanitarian assistance to people affected by recent flooding in Sudan. In total, 93 people were killed and some 340,000 people affected by floods. The CERF funds will also be supplemented by an emergency allocation from the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF).

“The floods that began in early August have affected hundreds of thousands throughout the country. After...