Press Releases

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...

08 Apr 2013
Sudan: OCHA Head of Office in Sudan, Mark Cutts - Remarks at the International Donor Conference for Reconstruction and Development in Darfur, Doha, 7-8 April 2013

Your Excellency, Deputy Prime Minister,
Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Looking back over the last ten years in Darfur, it is clear that the focus of the international community has been primarily on humanitarian needs and peacekeeping, rather than on tackling longer-term development issues and the underlying causes of conflict. This conference provides a much needed opportunity to start a new chapter in Darfur, with far greater focus on...