Speeches & Statements

18 Jun 2014
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in Sudan, Mr. Geert Cappelaere, on protection of medical units in South Kordofan [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 18 June 2014. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan a.i., Mr. Geert Cappelaere, is deeply concerned by reports that a civilian hospital run by the international relief agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Farrandalla, South Kordofan, was recently bombed by military aircraft.

“I am very concerned that international obligations to ensure that medical units are protected during times of conflict are not being upheld,” said Mr....

03 Jun 2014
Sudan: Statement of Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, and Mr. Mohammed Adar, UNHCR Representative in Sudan on South Sudan Refugees in Sudan [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 3 June 2014. The United Nations welcomes the reaffirmation made by the Government of Sudan at the Oslo Humanitarian Pledging Conference for South Sudan on 20 May to maintain its borders open to South Sudanese fleeing violence and insecurity in their country. We commend and appreciate that Sudan has granted unrestricted access to its territory to more than 85,000 South Sudanese since the outbreak of violence in South Sudan on 15 December 2013.

The United...

01 May 2014
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr Ali Al-Za’tari, on influx of refugees from South Sudan in the Abyei area

Khartoum, 30 April 2014. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, expressed concern over an increasing number of people from South Sudan seeking refuge in the Abyei area. Over the past few days, at least 3,000 people have arrived in a number of locations in Abyei after fleeing violence in Unity State, South Sudan. These newly arrived people from South Sudan join an estimated 3,000 people who sought shelter in the area earlier...

27 Mar 2014
Sudan: Joint statement attributable to the UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative, Mr. Joseph Mutaboba, and the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr Ali Al-Za’tari [EN/AR]

Joint statement attributable to the UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative, Mr. Joseph Mutaboba, and the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr Ali Al-Za’tari on increasing violence affecting civilians in Darfur and the growing constraints on the international community’s ability to help those affected

Khartoum, 27 March 2014. We express deep concern at the increasing violence in Darfur. In the last month, a wave of...

22 Mar 2014
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr Ali Al-Za’tari, on increasing violence and displacement in Darfur [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 23 March 2014. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, has expressed his deep concern at increasing violence in Darfur, as tens of thousands of people continue to be displaced from their homes. Since the beginning of 2014, over 200,000 people in Darfur have been displaced. Mr. Al-Za’tari feels extremely saddened by the continuous loss of human life, mostly civilians not associated with the conflict.

“Civilians...