Press Releases

30 May 2010
Sudan: UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF: RESOLVING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS NEEDS FUNDING IN SOUTHERN SUDAN, PEACE AGREEMENT IN DARFUR
(New York/Khartoum, 30 May 2010): On the last day of his four-day visit to Sudan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes returned to Khartoum after visiting Southern Sudan and the western region of Darfur. The aim of Mr. Holmes's fifth visit to Sudan since 2007 has been to assess the situation on the ground and to address critical concerns surrounding the humanitarian operation. With a 2010 funding appeal...
30 May 2010
Sudan: USG John Holmes press conference transcript - 30 May 2010, Khartoum, Sudan
Near-verbatim Transcript of the Press Conference by Mr. John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

UNMIS Deputy Spokesperson Kouider Zerrouk: Good afternoon and welcome to this press conference hosting the UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. John Holmes. He is here with us after a four-day visit here. He will give his opening remarks and we would afterwards take your...

29 May 2010
Sudan: UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF IN DARFUR: SITUATION STILL SERIOUS
(New York/Darfur, 29 May 2010): Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes travelled today to Sudan's western region of Darfur on the third day of his four-day visit to the country, visiting South Darfur to assess the progress of humanitarian efforts and to meet officials.

"The humanitarian situation in Darfur remains serious in many places, with many humanitarian needs not just amongst internally displaced people, but also amongst other parts of the population,"...

27 May 2010
Sudan: UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF EMBARKS ON FIFTH AND FINAL MISSION TO SUDAN
(New York/Wau, 27 May 2010): On the first full day of his four-day visit to Sudan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes travelled to Southern Sudan, where rising concerns over food insecurity, displacements and inter-tribal violence threaten an already vulnerable population.

Visiting Warrap state after a stopover in the town of Wau, in Western Bahr el-Ghazal state, Mr. Holmes had an opportunity to review programmes that provide...

31 Jul 2009
Sudan: CERF allocates some $700,000 for life saving hospital interventions for IDPs and vulnerable host population in Sudan
To strengthen health facilities to care for 1.1 million IDPs in the Darfur region, John Holmes, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, has allocated some $700,000 in life saving hospital interventions from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

All state hospitals are facing a gap in covering the costs of services for the IDPs. Although the FMOH mandates that state hospitals should provide free services for under-fives, emergency care and...