Press Releases

24 May 2011
Sudan: OCHA briefs the informal Security Council Expert Group on the Protection of Civilians

On 18 May, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) briefed the informal Security Council Expert Group on the Protection of Civilians on the issues pertaining to the protection of civilians in South Sudan.

On the basis of information received from humanitarian and human rights actors in the field and at the headquarters, OCHA raised the following key protection concerns:

  • The impact on civilians of armed violence (inter-communal...

25 Apr 2011
Sudan: United Nations humanitarian chief condemns killing of aid worker in southern Sudan

(New York, 25 April 2011): United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Valerie Amos, expressed her deep concern today about recent attacks on humanitarian workers in southern Sudan. On 23 April, a humanitarian staff member from the World Food Programme was killed during an attack by armed assailants in Jonglei state. “My thoughts and deepest condolences go to his family,” said Ms. Amos.

Ms. Amos also...

11 Apr 2011
Sudan: CERF allocates $5.2 million for emergency interventions in Sudan

In response to the needs of tens of thousands of IDPs fleeing armed conflict in the country, CERF has allocated some $5.2 million for humanitarian response in North Darfur, Sudan.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will receive some $4 million to implement emergency interventions for newly internally displaced populations. Some $900,000 has been allocated to UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for...

07 Apr 2011
Sudan: CERF allocates $2.7 million in response to measles outbreak in Sudan

In response to the intensifying outbreak in the country, CERF has allocated $2.7 million for response in Sudan. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will receive some $1.3 million and some $1.4 million respectively for emergency response to the measles outbreak.

In Sudan, population movements, malnutrition, poor infrastructure and lack of routine immunization coverage all contribute to the measles outbreak among...

09 Nov 2010
Sudan: Sudan: Press conference by Ms. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Khartoum, 9 November 2010

Good afternoon,

I came to the Sudan to see for myself the status of the humanitarian response, to strengthen our working relationships with the key stakeholders in Darfur and southern Sudan and seek assurance from authorities on their responsibility to protect and uphold the rights of the population.

Over the past five days I have travelled extensively throughout the country: from Juba, Yambi oand Ezo in south Sudan, to Agok and Abyei in the...