Speeches & Statements

25 Mar 2013
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 27 March 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, is extremely concerned by the continued abduction of Sudanese civilians travelling from Zalingei in Central Darfur to Nyala, South Darfur, to attend a conference on internal displacement. Whoever abducted them has committed an unforgivable crime. Mr. Al-Za’tari urges the immediate release of those civilians and hopes that the combined efforts of the Government of...

13 Mar 2013
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 13 March 2013. The humanitarian community in Sudan continues to respond to huge needs, both in terms of funding required and the number of people requiring assistance.

Developed in close consultation with the Government of Sudan, the Sudan Humanitarian Work Plan for 2013 is a tool used to map where humanitarian projects can best respond to people’s needs in...

06 Mar 2013
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 6 March 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, welcomes the signs of progress following reconciliation meetings between the Northern Reizegat and Beni Hussein tribes in Saraf Omrah, North Darfur, brokered by state authorities. Following these meetings, roads into El Sireaf have been re-opened for the first time since 21 February, enabling food, commerce and urgently needed supplies to reach the...

25 Feb 2013
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 25 February 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, has expressed profound concern about the safety and well-being of civilians in El Sireaf town, North Darfur. The town is crowded with some 60,000 people who sought refuge there when fighting broke out between Northern Rezeigat tribesmen and the Beni Hussein tribe following a dispute in the Jebel Amir gold mining area in early January. The...

06 Dec 2012
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, 6 December 2012 (EN/AR)

Khartoum, 6 December 2012. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, has emphasized the serious nature of the yellow fever outbreak in Darfur and has called for urgent funding to procure additional yellow fever vaccines to control the outbreak.

Over 670 people are reported to have contracted yellow fever in Darfur, with over 160 people dying from the disease since the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of the...