Press Releases

01 Apr 2014
Sudan: Darfur: New Humanitarian Needs and Aid Delivery Fact Sheet

A new wave of violence across Darfur has generated enormous additional humanitarian needs since early 2014. Hostilities and violence involving Government forces supported by the Rapid Support Force, a Government-affiliated militia, and armed movements in Darfur have expanded and the conflict has spread across much of North and South Darfur, with some spillover effects to Central, West and East Darfur states. Civilian populations bear the brunt of the recent hostilities and...

30 Mar 2014
Sudan: Darfur: New Humanitarian Needs and Aid Delivery Fact Sheet (31 March 2014)

A new wave of violence across Darfur has generated enormous additional humanitarian needs since early 2014. Hostilities and violence involving Government forces supported by the Rapid Support Force, a Government-affiliated militia, and armed movements in Darfur have expanded and the conflict has spread across much of North and South Darfur, with some spillover effects to Central, West and East Darfur states. Civilian populations bear the brunt of the recent hostilities and...

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...