USG announces easing of sanctions against Sudan; AU, UN welcome move
GoS publishes revised humanitarian objectives in late December 2016
Relief agencies monitor effects of economic austerity policies on humanitarian conditions and aid operations across Sudan
On January 13, the U.S. Government (USG) announced that it would ease certain trade and investment sanctions on Sudan, following positive bilateral engagement with the Government of Sudan (GoS) on a variety of issues, including humanitarian access, since mid-2016.
The GoS published revised Directives and Procedures for Humanitarian Action in Sudan in late December 2016. The revision includes several notable changes that, when implemented, will facilitate improved access.
The UN and the GoS recently concluded the first multi-sector, interagency assessment of humanitarian conditions in Central Darfur State’s Golo town since 2012. The UN, USG, and relief organizations continue to monitor humanitarian needs, advocate with officials at all levels of government, and work to reach vulne