Press Releases

17 May 2013
Sudan: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to visit Sudan [EN/AR]

WHO: Valerie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to Sudan

WHEN: 20 to 23 May 2013

WHERE: Khartoum & Darfur

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, is scheduled to visit Sudan from 20 to 23 May.

During her mission, Ms. Amos will meet with officials from the Government of Sudan and...

08 Apr 2013
Sudan: OCHA Head of Office in Sudan, Mark Cutts - Remarks at the International Donor Conference for Reconstruction and Development in Darfur, Doha, 7-8 April 2013

Your Excellency, Deputy Prime Minister,
Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Looking back over the last ten years in Darfur, it is clear that the focus of the international community has been primarily on humanitarian needs and peacekeeping, rather than on tackling longer-term development issues and the underlying causes of conflict. This conference provides a much needed opportunity to start a new chapter in Darfur, with far greater focus on...

17 Dec 2012
Sudan: Global humanitarian appeal includes more than US$900 million for Sudan [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 17 December 2012. On 14 December the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, launched the 2013 global humanitarian appeal, calling for US$ 8.5 Billion to help an estimated 51 million people who will need urgent humanitarian relief in 2013. Ms. Amos made the appeal on behalf of the UN and international humanitarian organizations working in 16 crisis-affected countries around...

08 Aug 2012
Sudan: Humanitarian progress in Sudan, but significant challenges remain (EN/AR)

(Khartoum, 8 August 2012) Relative stability in many parts of Darfur has meant that since January 2011 some 178,000 people have been able to return to their areas of origin. To ensure that these returns are sustainable, humanitarian actors are working to ensure that basic services are delivered in areas of return.

Incidents of fighting and new displacement, along with concerns over food insecurity following a poor harvest season mean, however, that many challenges...

07 Jun 2012
Sudan: CERF gives $882,075 to provide life-saving transport assistance to stranded South Sudanese

7 June 2012 : Following the independence of South Sudan on 9 July 2011, South Sudanese were given a transition period until 8 April 2012 to either regularise their status in Sudan or to return to South Sudan. An estimated 12,000 South Sudanese remain stranded in Kosti way-station in Sudan, a transit centre on the Nile that was originally established to accommodate 1,200 people. However, the majority of South Sudanese in Sudan do not possess legal documentation that would...