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14 May 2018 description
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(Khartoum, 14 May 2018): At the end of a three-day mission to Sudan, United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock today urged the international community to step up support to the humanitarian response to 7.1 million vulnerable people and invest in the country’s social-economic development. He stressed that unimpeded and sustained humanitarian access to people in need across Sudan is critical for the delivery of relief.

17 Jul 2014 description

I have just briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, which continues to deteriorate for hundreds of thousands of people in both countries.

It is more than two years since the Council adopted resolution 2046 in May 2012, expressing deep concern at the humanitarian impact of fighting between the Government of Sudan and the SPLM-North in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

03 Jun 2014 description

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Sudan | 01 June 2014

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan is expressing deep concern with the marked increase in humanitarian needs in Sudan which are not met with sufficient humanitarian aid, putting at risk hundreds of thousands of affected people throughout the country. He confirmed that the UN and its partners have received so far in 2014 only 33% of the US$ 995 million needed to meet the country’s humanitarian needs.

23 May 2013 description
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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.

17 May 2013 description
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WHO: Valerie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to Sudan

WHEN: 20 to 23 May 2013

WHERE: Khartoum & Darfur

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, is scheduled to visit Sudan from 20 to 23 May.

17 Dec 2012 description
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Khartoum, 17 December 2012. On 14 December the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, launched the 2013 global humanitarian appeal, calling for US$ 8.5 Billion to help an estimated 51 million people who will need urgent humanitarian relief in 2013. Ms. Amos made the appeal on behalf of the UN and international humanitarian organizations working in 16 crisis-affected countries around the world.

29 Jun 2012 description

(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 South Sudan and Ethiopia has more than doubled, to 200,000.

18 Feb 2012 description

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR, VALERIE AMOS

(New York, 17 February 2012) I am deeply concerned by the continued fighting in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile States, which has already displaced hundreds of thousands of people and continues to create huge suffering and loss of life among civilians.

04 Jan 2012 description

PRESS STATEMENT

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR VALERIE AMOS ON THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN SUDAN

Khartoum, Republic of the Sudan, 4 January, 2012

I want to thank the Minister for Social Welfare, Mrs. Amira Al Fadil, for welcoming me in Sudan and taking the opportunity to discuss the situation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states with the Government.

25 Apr 2011 description

(New York, 25 April 2011): United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Valerie Amos, expressed her deep concern today about recent attacks on humanitarian workers in southern Sudan. On 23 April, a humanitarian staff member from the World Food Programme was killed during an attack by armed assailants in Jonglei state. “My thoughts and deepest condolences go to his family,” said Ms. Amos.

09 Nov 2010 description

Khartoum, 9 November 2010

Good afternoon,

I came to the Sudan to see for myself the status of the humanitarian response, to strengthen our working relationships with the key stakeholders in Darfur and southern Sudan and seek assurance from authorities on their responsibility to protect and uphold the rights of the population.

Over the past five days I have travelled extensively throughout the country: from Juba, Yambi oand Ezo in south Sudan, to Agok and Abyei in the three protocol areas, to El Fasher and Nyala in Darfur.

I talked to beneficiaries of humanitarian assistance, …

08 Nov 2010 description

(New York/Darfur, Sudan, 8 November 2010): On the fifth day of her six-day visit to Sudan, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Valerie Amos continued her visit to Darfur.

In Nyala, the state capital of South Darfur, the ERC met the Deputy Governor, Dr. Abdelkarim Musa Abdelkarim, and other government officials.

07 Nov 2010 description

(New York / Darfur, Sudan, 7 November 2010): On the fourth day of her six-day visit to Sudan, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Valerie Amos travelled to Darfur, where renewed violence and limited access to populations in need have hindered the ability of aid workers to deliver relief assistance.

In El-Fasher, state capital of North Darfur, the ERC met Governor Kibir and other government officials.

05 Nov 2010 description

(New York / Juba, Sudan, 5 November 2010): On the first full day of a six-day visit to Sudan, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Valerie Amos travelled to southern Sudan where, despite prospects of a good harvest next year, food shortages over 2010, seasonal flooding, and continuing insecurity mean humanitarian conditions remain highly precarious for many southern Sudanese.

In Juba, the capital of southern Sudan, the ERC met the President of Southern Sudan, Salva Kiir, and other government officials. Ms.

23 Aug 2010 description

Thank you for this opportunity to supplement the briefing from my DPKO colleague.

The background is that the humanitarian situation in Darfur has been steadily deteriorating again this year, in the context of the resumption of armed conflict involving the State armed forces and rebel groups, as well as increased tribal clashes. The level of restrictions imposed on humanitarian operations, and of harassment, threats and violence directed at humanitarian personnel, is once again becoming unacceptable. All this renders the civilians we are trying to help even more vulnerable.

13 Aug 2010 description

(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 Kalma are still being prevented from entering the camp by local authorities on the ground, despite recent …

30 May 2010 description

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 questions.

I would also like to welcome Mr.

30 May 2010 description

(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 for US$ 1.9 billion, this operation remains by some way the largest in the world.

Mr.

27 May 2010 description

(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 food, nutrition, health care and education.

10 May 2009 description

(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.