Press Releases

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.


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...

28 Aug 2013
Sudan: United Nations Grants Sudan $10 Million from the Central Emergency Response Fund [EN/AR]

The United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has granted Sudan US$ 10 million to meet emergency needs in Sudan’s Darfur and Kordofan regions, making Sudan one of the highest recipients of CERF funding this year.

The first half of 2013 witnessed a series of clashes between armed groups and government troops as well as numerous inter-tribal clashes in Sudan. “With thousands of families fleeing their homes as a result of these conflicts in Darfur and in...

11 Aug 2013
Sudan: Close to 150,000 people affected by heavy flooding across Sudan

The United Nations in Sudan is concerned by significant flooding across eight states in Sudan following heavy rains that began in early August. Over 150,000 people have already been affected by flooding, according to various sources, including the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, the Khartoum State Commission for Voluntary and Humanitarian Work, the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). More rains are expected in the...

17 May 2013
Sudan: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to visit Sudan [EN/AR]

WHO: Valerie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to Sudan

WHEN: 20 to 23 May 2013

WHERE: Khartoum & Darfur

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, is scheduled to visit Sudan from 20 to 23 May.

During her mission, Ms. Amos will meet with officials from the Government of Sudan and...