Khartoum, 2 October 2018. The United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) in Sudan, Gwi-Yeop Son, welcomed a three-month unilateral cessation of hostilities by the Sudan Liberation Army – Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW). This allowed access to an area in East Jebel Marra that had been affected by a landslide earlier in September. “The United Nations welcomes the unilateral ceasefire by the SLA-AW that enabled the United Nations to provide emergency assistance to about 380 people,” said Ms. Son.
Khartoum, 2 October 2018. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Gwi-Yeop Son, welcomes the decision by the Government of Sudan to facilitate the United Nation’s request to access the most vulnerable people in areas controlled by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) in South Kordofan and Blue Nile. “I welcome and commend this decision by the Government of Sudan to provide access to the most vulnerable people in need,” said Ms. Son.
Khartoum, 10 September 2018. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) in Sudan, Ms. Gwi-Yeop Son visited three states in Darfur (North, Central and East) from 3 to 10 September 2018.
Ms. Son met with Government officials in the three states and acknowledged the measures taken to improve humanitarian access presently since 2016. She welcomed the commitment of the Government authorities to the full implementation of the 2016 Directives and Procedures for Humanitarian Action in Sudan that have been instrumental in facilitating access to affected people.
Khartoum, 19 August 2018. The humanitarian community in Sudan today celebrates World Humanitarian Day. Held every year to honour those who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world, this World Humanitarian Day brings attention to the millions of civilians affected by armed conflict every day: #Notatarget.
Khartoum, 9 October 2017. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, expressed grave concern over the abduction of Margaret Schenkel, a Swiss aid worker, in North Darfur State on 7 October 2017.
“I am deeply shocked by this incident. Targeting aid workers who provide neutral, impartial and life-saving humanitarian assistance is a crime under International Humanitarian Law,” said Ms. Ruedas.