Speeches & Statements

09 Aug 2012
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan ad interim, Mr. Mark Cutts [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 9 August 2012.

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan ad interim, Mr. Mark Cutts, has welcomed the signing, separately, by the Government of Sudan and the SPLM/North, of Memoranda of Understanding with the African Union, the League of Arab States and the United Nations on humanitarian assistance to waraffected civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States. "This is a very positive development that should pave the way for life-saving...

06 Aug 2012
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan a.i., Ms. Pamela DeLargy

Khartoum, 6 August 2012. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan ad interim, Pamela DeLargy, has expressed her profound shock at the attack on a World Food Programme (WFP) vehicle in South Kordofan, in which one WFP staff member was killed and another seriously wounded.

The incident took place on 4 August on the main highway, some 80 kilometres north of the state capital Kadugli, near Hilat Yatu town.

“These UN staff members were...

28 Jun 2012
Sudan: Statement on Sudan: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos

(New York, 28 June 2012) I am deeply concerned by the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Sudan, especially in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States. Hundreds of thousands of people remain trapped in the conflict zone with little access to food, water, shelter and medical services. Thousands more are crossing into neighbouring countries each day, fleeing the fighting and in search of food and other basic supplies. Since April, the number of refugees from Sudan arriving in...

15 Jun 2012
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, 14 June 2012 [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 14 June 2012. Referring to the recent decision of Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission to terminate the projects of seven international non-Governmental organizations (NGOs) in eastern Sudan by the end of June 2012, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, said that he has been carrying out extensive consultations to better understand the reasons for this decision, given the likely...

07 Jun 2012
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 7 June 2012. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, has expressed deep concern at reports of raids and looting of markets by armed groups in both South Kordofan and North Kordofan that have recently forced yet more civilians to flee their homes, and also at reports of high numbers of people who have been fleeing to South Sudan to escape the continued fighting and severe food shortages in South Kordofan and Blue Nile...