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.
Khartoum, 19 September 2017. The humanitarian community in Sudan is deeply concerned about the impact of the lack of funding for the Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017 on the well-being of millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, thanks donors for their continued generosity towards those in need in Sudan and urges that funding be stepped up to ensure people in need receive the life-saving assistance they urgently require.
Khartoum, 21 August 2017. The humanitarian community in Sudan is today celebrating World Humanitarian Day, held every year to highlight the contribution of humanitarian workers who assist and protect people in need. Specifically, this Day pays tribute to aid workers who have risked and lost their lives in humanitarian service, and mobilises people to advocate for humanitarian action.