Press Releases

05 Nov 2010
Sudan: ERC CALLS FOR IMPROVED HUMANITARIAN ACCESS IN SOUTHERN SUDAN
(New York / Juba, Sudan, 5 November 2010): On the first full day of a six-day visit to Sudan, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Valerie Amos travelled to southern Sudan where, despite prospects of a good harvest next year, food shortages over 2010, seasonal flooding, and continuing insecurity mean humanitarian conditions remain highly precarious for many southern Sudanese.

In Juba, the capital of...

27 Oct 2010
Sudan: CERF allocates $1.6 million for flood response in Sudan
27 October 2010: CERF allocates over $1.6 million to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for life-saving flood response in North Sudan. Over two million flood-affected will be provided with a safe water supply and some 300,000 individuals will benefit from emergency health interventions.

Heavy rains and floods have been affecting major parts of Sudan; at least 11,000 houses have been totally destroyed, while 5,000 have been partially destroyed. In the worst-affected...

23 Aug 2010
Briefing to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in Darfur - Statement by John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Thank you for this opportunity to supplement the briefing from my DPKO colleague.

The background is that the humanitarian situation in Darfur has been steadily deteriorating again this year, in the context of the resumption of armed conflict involving the State armed forces and rebel groups, as well as increased tribal clashes. The level of restrictions imposed on humanitarian operations, and of harassment, threats and violence directed at humanitarian personnel,...

13 Aug 2010
Sudan: SUDAN: FULL HUMANITARIAN ACCESS TO KALMA CAMP MUST BE RESUMED
(Khartoum/New York, 13 August 2010): Constraints on access which have prevented aid agencies from accessing 82,000 displaced people at Kalma camp and surrounding areas in South Darfur since 2 August must be lifted, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said today.

Following recent incidents of violence in the camp, five international NGOs and UN humanitarian agencies which have humanitarian programmes in...

17 Jun 2010
Sudan: Policy Paper for the 2nd Round Allocation of US$20 Million through the Common Humanitarian Fund for Sudan in 2010
Date: June 2010 (Version 2)

Introduction

This proposed policy paper outlines the allocation strategy and guidance for the second allocation round of the 2010 Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for Sudan.

Total donor contributions received as of 31 May amount to US$119.7 for 2010 excluding US$ 12.9 million pledges from the Netherlands.

Based on donors' preliminary indication of pledges, a notional figure of US$112.3 million was adopted for the first round of allocations...