Speeches & Statements

03 Sep 2013
South Sudan: Joint call by Mr Toby Lanzer, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan and Mr Ali Al-Za’Tari, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan on the governments to resolve the situation of nationals living in each other’s state

(Juba/Khartoum, 3 September 2013): On behalf of the humanitarian community, we encourage the Governments of South Sudan and Sudan to implement fully the Agreement on the Status of Nationals of the Other State, signed on 27 September 2012, which provides for the four freedoms of residence, movement, property and economic activity to nationals in each other’s state. We applaud the setting up of the Joint High Level Committee to oversee the management and decision-making of...

18 Aug 2013
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, on World Humanitarian day [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 18 August 2013. World Humanitarian Day is a day for us all to spare a thought for people affected by war, drought, flood and other natural or manmade catastrophes. It is also a chance for us to recognize and appreciate humanitarian aid workers who often risk their lives to help affected people in some of the world’s most dangerous places. This year, as part of a global campaign, we are creating a market place of words that describe what the world...

06 Aug 2013
Sudan: Joint statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, and the Representative of the UNHCR in Sudan, Mr. Kai Nielsen on the denying of permits to UNHCR international staff in Darfur [E

Khartoum, 6 August 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, and the Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Sudan, Mr. Kai Nielsen, regret that humanitarian activities for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur have had to be scaled down as a result of the non-renewal by the relevant Government authorities of permits for most of UNHCR’s international staff working in Darfur.

Of the 37...

15 Jul 2013
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari on the killing of seven peacekeepers in South Darfur

Khartoum, 15 July 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za'tari, expressed shock and outrage at the killing of seven peacekeepers and the injury of seventeen others from the United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on 13 July. The peacekeepers were killed when their convoy was ambushed by armed men while on a patrol in South Darfur State.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms this crime against...

07 Jul 2013
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, on the incidents in Nyala, South Darfur [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 7 July 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za'tari, expressed the sadness of the UN System and its partners in Sudan over the killing in Nyala, South Darfur, of two Sudanese staff members from the humanitarian non-governmental organisation, World Vision International. A third World Vision staff member was also critically injured during the fighting between Government forces and an armed group. Mr. Al-Za’tari also...