Press Releases

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...

23 Jan 2013
Sudan: Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin - Issue 03, 14-20 Jan 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

•Humanitarian aid starts reaching thousands of people affected by fighting in Jebel Amir, North Darfur

•More than 15,000 people have been displaced from Jebel Marra area and West Darfur over the past few weeks, according to HAC and other agencies.

•Over 2,000 people flee their homes following inter-tribal clashes in Fula, South Kordofan.

17 Dec 2012
Sudan: Global humanitarian appeal includes more than US$900 million for Sudan [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 17 December 2012. On 14 December the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, launched the 2013 global humanitarian appeal, calling for US$ 8.5 Billion to help an estimated 51 million people who will need urgent humanitarian relief in 2013. Ms. Amos made the appeal on behalf of the UN and international humanitarian organizations working in 16 crisis-affected countries around...