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16 Oct 2018 description
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Khartoum, 16 October 2018. The Commissioner Hamad Elgizouli Morowa from the Commission for Refugees (CoR), Deputy Commissioner Dr. Mohammed Al-Sinari from the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan Gwi-Yeop Son, and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR Representative in Sudan Noriko Yoshida, jointly visited on 9 October 2018 the South Sudanese refugee and host communities in Naivasha, Umbadah locality, which is the second largest “open area” refugee settlement in Khartoum State.

08 Oct 2018 description

7.95 million people are targeted for relief food/cash assistance, while 9.45 million people require non-food support nationwide

10 Sep 2018 description

Burundi, le 8 septembre 2018 : Ursula Mueller, Sous-Secrétaire Générale aux Affaires Humanitaires des Nations Unies et Coordonnatrice adjointe des secours d'urgence a effectué une mission de trois jours au Burundi.

08 Sep 2018 description

Burundi, 8 September 2018: United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Ursula Mueller completed today a three-day mission to the Republic of Burundi.

04 Sep 2018 description

(Juba, 4 September 2018): The Humanitarian Coordinator, Alain Noudéhou commends humanitarian organisations for their work to provide much needed shelter to displaced people who have been relocated within Juba over the last weekend, and said that the people now need rapid support from the humanitarian community.

As a response to a security situation that has put the lives of many at risk, nearly 3,500 people were relocated to an informal site in Juba from an UNMISS protection of civilians site.

03 Sep 2018 description

Mogadishu, 2 September 2018: The Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, today urged the international community to sustain assistance to people affected by conflict, 2017 drought as well as this year’s devastating floods and cyclone. Despite above-average performance of the Gu rains, some 4.6 million people, including 2.5 million children, still require humanitarian assistance. Of these, 1.5 million are in crisis or emergency.

25 Aug 2018 description

(Juba, 24 August 2018): The Humanitarian Coordinator, Alain Noudéhou, visited Wau with a high-level United Nations delegation yesterday, and urgently called for unhindered and safe humanitarian access for aid organisations to reach people who are in desperate need.

Mr Noudéhou’s visit was shortly after access to Greater Baggari was allowed again following three months of consistent denials. Renewed fighting in the Baggari area since mid-June has forced an estimated 28,000 people to flee their homes.

20 Aug 2018 description

(Juba, 20 August 2018): In commemoration of World Humanitarian Day in South Sudan, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Alain Noudéhou, called for an end to attacks against civilians and aid workers, and the realisation of the peace deal to end the conflict, signed on the 5 August.

Mr Noudéhou said: “Ensuring the safety and security of aid workers in South Sudan has now become a major challenge that continuously hampers humanitarian action. Civilians, including humanitarians and medical workers, are not – and should never be – a target.”

23 Jul 2018 description

(Juba, 23 July 2018): The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. for South Sudan, Adnan Khan, has strongly condemned attacks on aid workers and facilities in Bunj, Maban County in Upper Nile.

The violence started as a peaceful protest at what is perceived as a lack of employment opportunities but quickly became violent and led to the attacks and looting and burning of humanitarian premises and damage to humanitarian vehicles.

13 Jul 2018 description

JUBA, South Sudan, 12 July 2018 – “Today (12 July) we visited Tambura, in Western Equatoria, South Sudan, which in recent weeks has witnessed an influx of over 18,000 IDPs following an escalation of fighting in the surrounding areas. Having been driven from their homes and fled to safety they are in urgent need of safe shelter and humanitarian assistance. The delegation included OCHA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNMISS, WFP, and World Vision.

12 Jul 2018 description

(New York, 12 July 2018): The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) released today US$15 million to urgently scale up humanitarian assistance to people affected by escalating inter-communal violence in Ethiopia.

23 Jun 2018 description

(Addis Ababa, 22 June 2018): The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners have released a Response Plan to address fresh internal displacement around Gedeo (SNNPR) and West Guji (Oromia) Zones. The Appeal prioritizes life-saving support for over 818,000 men, women and children displaced as a result of inter-communal violence that has escalated since early June 2018.

25 May 2018 description

(Addis Ababa, 24 May 2018): The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners have released updated immediate humanitarian funding priorities, highlighting the most critical gaps in the Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP). The priorities have been established through a consultative review with Government Line Ministries, key UN and NGO partners; US$280.4 million urgently required to ensure response for the coming six months.

16 May 2018 description

(Juba, 16 May 2018): UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, concluded his two-day mission to South Sudan today, calling for all parties to cease hostilities, amidst fresh fighting that has displaced tens of thousands of people in multiple locations across the country.

During his two-day visit, Mr. Lowcock met with Government officials, members of SPLA-in Opposition, humanitarian agencies, and partners. He also visited people affected by the crisis in Juba, Yei Town and Mundu. The latter is an SPLA-IO controlled area.

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.

11 May 2018 description

WHO: Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to Sudan and South Sudan

WHEN: 12 -16 May 2018

WHERE: Sudan: Khartoum, South Kordofan; South Sudan: Juba, Yei

30 Apr 2018 description

(Juba, 30 April 2018): Ten aid workers who were detained while on an assessment mission near Yei, Central Equatoria, have been freed. The humanitarian workers were held by an armed opposition group in South Sudan for more than five days, since 25 April.

The humanitarian staff, all nationals, included one from UNOCHA, two from UNICEF, one from the South Sudanese Development Organisation, (SSDO), two from ACROSS, three from Plan International and one from Action Africa Help (AAH).

26 Apr 2018 description

(Juba, 26 April 2018): Ten aid workers have gone missing outside South Sudan’s Yei town in Central Equatoria region.

Their convoy was en route to Tore from Yei town, early on 25 April to conduct a humanitarian needs assessment. Their whereabouts and well-being are unknown. The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudehou demanded their swift return.

10 Apr 2018 description

(Juba, 10 April 2018): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudehou, has strongly condemned the killing of an aid worker in Bentiu, Unity, and called for the immediate and unconditional release of seven others abducted by an armed group in Morobo County,
Central Equatoria.