Press Releases

08 Nov 2010
Sudan: ERC IN DARFUR: PUT THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE FIRST
(New York/Darfur, Sudan, 8 November 2010): On the fifth day of her six-day visit to Sudan, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Valerie Amos continued her visit to Darfur.

In Nyala, the state capital of South Darfur, the ERC met the Deputy Governor, Dr. Abdelkarim Musa Abdelkarim, and other government officials. During the meeting, the Deputy Wali promised to authorize a request to set up a humanitarian...

07 Nov 2010
Sudan: ERC CALLS FOR IMPROVED HUMANITARIAN ACCESS IN DARFUR
(New York / Darfur, Sudan, 7 November 2010): On the fourth day of her six-day visit to Sudan, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Valerie Amos travelled to Darfur, where renewed violence and limited access to populations in need have hindered the ability of aid workers to deliver relief assistance.

In El-Fasher, state capital of North Darfur, the ERC met Governor Kibir and other government officials. Ms...

05 Nov 2010
Sudan: ERC CALLS FOR IMPROVED HUMANITARIAN ACCESS IN SOUTHERN SUDAN
(New York / Juba, Sudan, 5 November 2010): On the first full day of a six-day visit to Sudan, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Valerie Amos travelled to southern Sudan where, despite prospects of a good harvest next year, food shortages over 2010, seasonal flooding, and continuing insecurity mean humanitarian conditions remain highly precarious for many southern Sudanese.

In Juba, the capital of...

27 Oct 2010
Sudan: CERF allocates $1.6 million for flood response in Sudan
27 October 2010: CERF allocates over $1.6 million to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for life-saving flood response in North Sudan. Over two million flood-affected will be provided with a safe water supply and some 300,000 individuals will benefit from emergency health interventions.

Heavy rains and floods have been affecting major parts of Sudan; at least 11,000 houses have been totally destroyed, while 5,000 have been partially destroyed. In the worst-affected...

23 Aug 2010
Briefing to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in Darfur - Statement by John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Thank you for this opportunity to supplement the briefing from my DPKO colleague.

The background is that the humanitarian situation in Darfur has been steadily deteriorating again this year, in the context of the resumption of armed conflict involving the State armed forces and rebel groups, as well as increased tribal clashes. The level of restrictions imposed on humanitarian operations, and of harassment, threats and violence directed at humanitarian personnel,...