27 May 2010
Sudan: UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF EMBARKS ON FIFTH AND FINAL MISSION TO SUDAN
(New York/Wau, 27 May 2010): On the first full day of his four-day visit to Sudan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes travelled to Southern Sudan, where rising concerns over food insecurity, displacements and inter-tribal violence threaten an already vulnerable population.
Visiting Warrap state after a stopover in the town of Wau, in Western Bahr el-Ghazal state, Mr. Holmes had an opportunity to review programmes that provide...
31 Jul 2009
Sudan: CERF allocates some $700,000 for life saving hospital interventions for IDPs and vulnerable host population in Sudan
To strengthen health facilities to care for 1.1 million IDPs in the Darfur region, John Holmes, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, has allocated some $700,000 in life saving hospital interventions from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
All state hospitals are facing a gap in covering the costs of services for the IDPs. Although the FMOH mandates that state hospitals should provide free services for under-fives, emergency care and...
12 Jun 2009
Sudan: OCHA clarification on Sudan
New York - The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs wishes to clarify media reports published on 11 and 12 June 2009 reporting that four expelled non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been granted the right to operate again in Sudan by the Sudanese authorities.
The four NGOs referred to in the reports should not be characterized as "returning" NGOs. While from related organizational families, they are not the same, and have been registered...
10 May 2009
Sudan: Sudan: UN humanitarian chief urges constructive relationship to save lives
(Khartoum/New York, 10 May 2009): John Holmes, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, concluding his five-day visit to Sudan, urged increased cooperation in responding to urgent humanitarian needs, and a genuinely constructive future operating environment for humanitarian actors.
This was Mr. Holmes second visit in six months to Sudan and his fourth since becoming the Emergency Relief Coordinator. His visit aimed to...