Speeches & Statements

23 May 2013
Sudan: Statement Attributable to Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos - Khartoum, Sudan, 23 May 2013 [EN/AR]

The purpose of my visit to Sudan was two-fold: first, to look at humanitarian operations in the country; and second – given the sometimes difficult relations between the Government of Sudan and the United Nations on humanitarian issues – to work to build trust and confidence so that we are in a stronger position to help meet the humanitarian needs of people in Sudan.

During the last three days I received a warm welcome and had some very constructive and informative...

29 Apr 2013
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, on the attack on Um Rawabah, North Kordofan

Khartoum, 29 April 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za'tari, is shocked by the recent attack on Um Rawabah and other areas in Northern Kordofan and the renewed shelling of Kadugli by anti-government forces. He is equally concerned that the cycle of violence between Government forces and rebel groups is exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Blue Nile and South Kordofan and on-going and potential development assistance...

25 Apr 2013
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, welcoming the beginning of direct talks between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (EN/AR)

Khartoum, 25 April 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za'tari, echoes the UN Secretary General in welcoming the beginning of direct talks between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) under the auspices of the AUHIP in Addis Ababa. The discussions focused on humanitarian, political and security issues. "We are encouraged by the commitment expressed by both parties to address...

17 Apr 2013
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari on direct talks between the Government of Sudan and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 17 April 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, welcomes the invitation of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan (AUHIP) to the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) to engage in direct talks in Addis Ababa and hopes that the talks will commence as soon as possible. Mr. Al-Za’tari appeals to the Government of Sudan and the SPLM-N to put the...

15 Apr 2013
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari on the situation of civilians caught up in fighting in Yassin locality in Eastern Darfur [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 16 April 2013, The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, has expressed serious concern about the safety and well-being of civilians caught up in fighting between Government forces and the Sudan Liberation Army Mini Minawi faction (SLA/MM) in the Muhajeria and Labado areas of Eastern Darfur state.

According to the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission an estimated 36,000 civilians have gathered around...