(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.
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
A contribution from the United Kingdom to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund helps keep the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in operation and helps meet the needs of people affected by conflict, disease outbreaks and refugees fleeing the crisis in South Sudan.
Khartoum, 20 December 2017. A new £31.5 million multi-year contribution from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) is helping the humanitarian community in Sudan provide life-saving support to millions in need of assistance.
Khartoum, 31 August 2017. The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) have together allocated US$21 million to address the most critical humanitarian needs and increase self-reliance of communities in newly accessible areas in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area, as well as in South Kordofan and Blue Niles states.
The following provides an overview of selected achievements by humanitarian partners operating in Sudan during 2016 under the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). These successes would not have been possible without strong cooperation between UN agencies, NGOs and the Government of Sudan. Donor contributions in 2016 amounted to about US$567 million for HRP activities and an additional $81 million for humanitarian assistance outside of the HRP.
Khartoum, 20 February 2017. The United Nations, through the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) – a multi-donor fund that responds to critical humanitarian needs in Sudan – has allocated $21 million to help thousands of people in need of humanitarian assistance across Sudan in 2017.
Khartoum, 28 September 2016. The Government of the United Kingdom has contributed £3 million (US$3.9 million) to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF), a United Nations fund for humanitarian response. This is the UK’s second contribution for 2016, in addition to US$9 million allocated in April 2016.
Khartoum, 3 May 2016. The United Nations Secretary-General is holding the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May in Istanbul, Turkey. The Summit will bring the global community together to reaffirm their solidarity with people affected by crises and their collective commitment to humanity.
Khartoum, 26 April 2016. The Governments of Denmark and Ireland have donated $2.8 million and $3.2 million respectively, to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) that will fund critical life-saving projects prioritised by humanitarian organisations in Sudan.
Khartoum, 15 February 2016. The United Nations and partners have distributed food relief and other humanitarian aid to the 38,000 civilians – the vast majority women and children - who have been displaced by the recent conflict in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area. Other life-saving assistance, delivered mostly by a 24-truck convoy escorted by the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) that arrived in the area on 11 February 2016, includes water, shelter, cooking equipment, latrines, medical supplies and nutritional supplement for malnourished children.
Khartoum, 13 October 2015. The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$ 15.1 million to Sudan to fill critical funding gaps in this country’s humanitarian response and provide urgent-life-saving assistance to internally displaced people and vulnerable host communities in North Darfur.
Khartoum, 6 September 2015. The Government of the United Kingdom has contributed an additional US$10 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). This is the UK’s second contribution for 2015, having previously allocated US$10.9 million in December 2014.
Khartoum, 10 June 2015. The Government of Germany has contributed €1 million (about US $1 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). Germany is a first time donor to the Sudan CHF but has long-been a committed donor to the Sudan since 2000.
Khartoum, 20 May 2015. Ireland contributed US $1.6 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) 2015. Ireland has been a committed supporter of the CHF, contributing some $36.9 million since 2006. This contribution comes at a critical time, when funding for humanitarian action in Sudan is limited and humanitarian needs are growing.
Khartoum, 21 April 2015. Sweden has contributed SEK55 million (US $6.4 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). Sweden has been a committed supporter of the CHF, contributing some SEK1.2 billion (US $106 million) since 2006. This valuable contribution comes at a critical time, when funding for humanitarian action in Sudan is scarce and humanitarian needs are growing.
Khartoum, 29 January 2015. The UK remains the largest donor to the Sudan CHF and has been a strong supporter since its inception in 2006, contributing over £300 million (US $525 million). UK funding to the CHF in 2014 ensured that over 35,000 children were treated for malnutrition and 91,500 internally displaced people were provided with agricultural supplies. The UK is the first donor to support the CHF in 2015; its valuable contribution comes at a critical time when humanitarian needs are set to increase as lean season approaches.
Khartoum, 16 December 2014. To help address growing humanitarian needs in Sudan, the Government of Ireland has contributed an additional US $ 1,891,551 to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following its contribution earlier this year of US $1,362,200.
Khartoum, 10 November 2014. The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has contributed an additional US $11.3 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following DFID’s US$16.4 million contribution earlier this year in light of growing needs in the country.
To help address Sudan’s growing humanitarian needs, the Government of Norway has contributed an additional US $1.6 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following an US $8.4 million contribution earlier this year.