Press Releases

13 Aug 2010
Sudan: SUDAN: FULL HUMANITARIAN ACCESS TO KALMA CAMP MUST BE RESUMED
(Khartoum/New York, 13 August 2010): Constraints on access which have prevented aid agencies from accessing 82,000 displaced people at Kalma camp and surrounding areas in South Darfur since 2 August must be lifted, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said today.

Following recent incidents of violence in the camp, five international NGOs and UN humanitarian agencies which have humanitarian programmes in...

17 Jun 2010
Sudan: Policy Paper for the 2nd Round Allocation of US$20 Million through the Common Humanitarian Fund for Sudan in 2010
Date: June 2010 (Version 2)

Introduction

This proposed policy paper outlines the allocation strategy and guidance for the second allocation round of the 2010 Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for Sudan.

Total donor contributions received as of 31 May amount to US$119.7 for 2010 excluding US$ 12.9 million pledges from the Netherlands.

Based on donors' preliminary indication of pledges, a notional figure of US$112.3 million was adopted for the first round of allocations...

30 May 2010
Sudan: USG John Holmes press conference transcript - 30 May 2010, Khartoum, Sudan
Near-verbatim Transcript of the Press Conference by Mr. John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

UNMIS Deputy Spokesperson Kouider Zerrouk: Good afternoon and welcome to this press conference hosting the UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. John Holmes. He is here with us after a four-day visit here. He will give his opening remarks and we would afterwards take your...

30 May 2010
Sudan: UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF: RESOLVING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS NEEDS FUNDING IN SOUTHERN SUDAN, PEACE AGREEMENT IN DARFUR
(New York/Khartoum, 30 May 2010): On the last day of his four-day visit to Sudan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes returned to Khartoum after visiting Southern Sudan and the western region of Darfur. The aim of Mr. Holmes's fifth visit to Sudan since 2007 has been to assess the situation on the ground and to address critical concerns surrounding the humanitarian operation. With a 2010 funding appeal...
29 May 2010
Sudan: UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF IN DARFUR: SITUATION STILL SERIOUS
(New York/Darfur, 29 May 2010): Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes travelled today to Sudan's western region of Darfur on the third day of his four-day visit to the country, visiting South Darfur to assess the progress of humanitarian efforts and to meet officials.

"The humanitarian situation in Darfur remains serious in many places, with many humanitarian needs not just amongst internally displaced people, but also amongst other parts of the population,"...