Appeals & Response Plans
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2018
- Sudan: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - Jul 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2016
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2014
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Nov 2013
- Sudan: Flash Floods - Aug 2013
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2012
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Mr. Jaffar Adam lives in Abu Shouk in North Darfur, Sudan. He is responsible for supporting a large extended family. For the past six years, the water pipe near him has not been working, which meant that he had to buy water from water trucks and donkey vendors. This cost 350SDG (approximately $52) per month; a huge expense for the family. In addition, the water was poor quality, with high levels of impurities, because it came from private boreholes which are often poorly maintained. “The water was too salty to drink as it is”, said Mr. Adam.
Without water there would be no life – it’s a necessity for all living things, from the smallest of plants to the largest of animals. For some people, getting enough water to survive is still a daily struggle.
Around the world, water drives people. An abundance of it draws people, builds up communities and business, and creates life. A lack of it drives people away, prevents communities and businesses from flourishing, and chokes off life before it can begin.
Over the years, the people of Japan have supported stability in fragile states around the world.
The Government of Japan has been a longstanding partner of UNOPS, funding projects throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
With a focus on constructing and rehabilitating infrastructure in fragile environments, and providing humanitarian assistance, Japan's support has helped UNOPS build better lives for people in need.
Here are just a few of these stories.
Improving access to social services in Afghanistan
Minister of Urban Planning and Public Utilities, member of state Parliament, the chairperson of public services committee at west Darfur Director General of Urban Water Administration, Manager of UWA, Head of Office of UNOPS Sudan, and many local community members gathered at Jabal Sultan Pump Station constructed by UNOPS Sudan to celebrate the ceremony of handing over on August 30, 2016.
Through ongoing conflict in the region, reliable access to safe, clean drinking water has long been an issue for local communities.
The new, one-year project will build upon the earlier rehabilitation of a water treatment plant in El Fasher, the region’s state capital. Implemented by UNOPS, the project will run until early 2017.
United Nations increases health spending in 2013
COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.
During the reporting period 4,744 households in North, South, East, West and Central Darfur were provided ES & NFI items from the NFI Common Pipeline through implementing partners as shown in the table.
Las adquisiciones de las Naciones Unidas alcanzan los 15.400 millones USD en 2012
COPENHAGUE – Las adquisiciones de bienes y servicios por parte de las Naciones Unidas alcanzaron los 15.400 millones USD en 2012. Las mayores sumas se destinaron a productos farmacéuticos, equipo médico, alimentos, transporte y construcción.
Les achats de l’ONU en 2012 se chiffrent à 15,4 milliards de dollars
COPENHAGUE – La valeur des biens et services achetés par les Nations Unies en 2012 se chiffre à 15,4 milliards de dollars, principalement dans les domaines pharmaceutique, médical, alimentaire, des transports et de la construction.
UN procurement at $15.4 billion in 2012
COPENHAGEN – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $15.4 billion in 2012, with some of the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, food, transportation and construction.
UNOPS is providing emergency infrastructure services to help humanitarian organizations maintain supply routes to more than 180,000 refugees in remote areas of South Sudan.
Upper Nile State is in the northeast corner of the newly independent South Sudan. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), it contains 110,000 people who have sought refuge in the area after fleeing south from Sudan and the current conflict in the surrounding border areas.
Como parte de nuestra política para infraestructura sostenible, la cual establece un enfoque sostenible basado en los derechos humanos para todas las actividades de infraestructura de UNOPS, nos hemos comprometido a ejecutar proyectos de infraestructura de acuerdo con la Convención sobre los derechos de las personas con discapacidad. Esto incluye incorporar el concepto de “diseño universal”, definido por la Convención para asegurar que las instalaciones y servicios son accesibles para todas las personas.
L’UNOPS intensifie ses efforts pour s’assurer que tous ses projets garantissent les droits et l’accès des personnes handicapées.
UNOPS is increasing its drive to ensure that all projects promote rights and access for people with disabilities.
As part of our policy for sustainable infrastructure, which establishes a sustainable, human rights-based approach for all UNOPS infrastructure activities, we have committed to implementing infrastructure projects in compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This includes incorporating the concept of ‘universal design’, defined by the CRPD to ensure that facilities and services are accessible to all people.
KHARTOUM – A UNOPS-implemented project designed to bring improved water supplies to hundreds of thousands of people in the Darfur region of Sudan has been visited by a senior delegation from the United Kingdom.
British Ambassador to Sudan Nicholas Kay, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development Stephen O’Brien and other delegates from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) visited the Golo reservoir near El Fasher, during a tour of UK-funded activities in North Darfur.
COPENHAGEN - Procurement of goods and services by the United Nations reached $14.5 billion in 2010, up 5.4 percent on the previous year, as the UN responded to natural disasters, medical emergencies and the global food crisis.
The 2010 Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, compiled by UNOPS on behalf of the UN system, shows the largest sums were spent on food, pharmaceuticals, transport and construction, such as building schools and hospitals.
JUBA - The Bandami Bridge, a key link connecting Southern Sudan, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been rebuilt, giving people in the region better access to vital goods, services and humanitarian aid.
In 2007, the Bandami Bridge collapsed three times during the rainy season cutting off thousands of vulnerable people's access to important goods and services.
- 212,000 people were affected by floods in 2008
- Approximately 187,000 people were displaced by conflict in 2008
- LRA attacks in eastern DR Congo have displaced over 4,773 people within the past month
I. FOCUS ON SECURITY AND HUMANITARIAN ACCESS
Mines: Following the discovery of anti-tank (AT) mines during reconstruction of the road from Limbe - Kajo Keji, a team from UNMAO travelled this week to verify the findings and make an assessment of what further action is necessary. The team identified 8 AT mines (7 of which were on the road).