Press Releases

16 Dec 2014
Sudan: The Government of Ireland contributes over three million US dollars to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund in 2014 [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 16 December 2014. To help address growing humanitarian needs in Sudan, the Government of Ireland has contributed an additional US $ 1,891,551 to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following its contribution earlier this year of US $1,362,200.

“The funding which Ireland is providing will help the UN and its partners to respond effectively to the immense humanitarian needs in Sudan, including by improving nutrition, ensuring greater access to clean...

27 Nov 2014
Sudan: The Government of Switzerland contributes more than one million US dollars to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund in 2014

Khartoum, 27 November 2014. To help address growing humanitarian needs in Sudan, the Government of Switzerland has contributed an additional US $523,013 to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), making the total Swiss contribution to the CHF US $1,092,916 in 2014.

“Taking into consideration the fact that the number of people in need remains at a very high level, Switzerland decided to release still before the end 2014 a second contribution to the CHF in order to...

10 Nov 2014
Sudan: The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development contributes an additional US $11.3 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 10 November 2014. The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has contributed an additional US $11.3 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following DFID’s US$16.4 million contribution earlier this year in light of growing needs in the country.

DFID has been a committed and generous donor to the fund since its inception in 2006. The latest contribution comes at a critical time where humanitarian...

03 Nov 2014
Sudan: Additional US $1.6 million brings Government of Norway’s funding of Common Humanitarian Fund in Sudan to $8.4 million this year [EN/AR]

To help address Sudan’s growing humanitarian needs, the Government of Norway has contributed an additional US $1.6 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following an US $8.4 million contribution earlier this year.

‘The CHF provides timely assistance and fills critical gaps in our response to humanitarian needs in vulnerable parts of Sudan” said Morten Aasland, Norway’s Ambassador to Sudan. “This year we have seen an unprecedented number of large scale...

17 Sep 2014
Sudan: The lingering menace of war

Before severe fighting broke out between Government forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in April 2013, some 150,000 people lived in the Abu Kershola locality of Sudan’s South Kordofan state.

The fighting saw most people seek refuge in neighbouring North Kordofan. By late April 2014, as fighting eased, aid agencies received reports that close to 30,000 people had returned to their homes in Abu Kershola. However, their hopes of swiftly...