Speeches & Statements

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

Khartoum, 6 March 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, welcomes the signs of progress following reconciliation meetings between the Northern Reizegat and Beni Hussein tribes in Saraf Omrah, North Darfur, brokered by state authorities. Following these meetings, roads into El Sireaf have been re-opened for the first time since 21 February, enabling food, commerce and urgently needed supplies to reach the...

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

Khartoum, 25 February 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, has expressed profound concern about the safety and well-being of civilians in El Sireaf town, North Darfur. The town is crowded with some 60,000 people who sought refuge there when fighting broke out between Northern Rezeigat tribesmen and the Beni Hussein tribe following a dispute in the Jebel Amir gold mining area in early January. The...

06 Dec 2012
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, 6 December 2012 (EN/AR)

Khartoum, 6 December 2012. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, has emphasized the serious nature of the yellow fever outbreak in Darfur and has called for urgent funding to procure additional yellow fever vaccines to control the outbreak.

Over 670 people are reported to have contracted yellow fever in Darfur, with over 160 people dying from the disease since the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of the...

23 Oct 2012
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari

Khartoum, 23 October 2012. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za'tari, has expressed deep concern about the escalation of fighting in and around Kadugli, the state capital of South Kordofan, where there was an exchange of fire in the morning and afternoon on 23 October.

On 8 October, when five shells were fired at Kadugli, two landed in the UNICEF compound while others caused civilian deaths and injuries among the...

11 Oct 2012
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, 11 October 2012

Khartoum, 11 October 2012. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, expressed his appreciation for the recent United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocation of US$14 million to support life-saving underfunded projects in the Darfur region of Sudan. “This much needed CERF allocation helps to close a critical gap in funding for the humanitarian response in Darfur,” said Mr. Al-Za’tari.

Despite persistent...