Khartoum, 26 Mar 2017. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, today welcomed the decision by the Government of Sudan to open a new humanitarian corridor for food aid to be delivered by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) from El Obeid in central Sudan to Bentiu, a town in Unity State, South Sudan, where 100,000 people are enduring famine amid a deepening humanitarian crisis across the country.
Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a true honour for me to have been invited here today to mark with you 10 years since the Central Emergency Response Fund began saving lives around the world through timely, flexible and critical funding.
You have heard from my distinguished fellow panellists about the vital role that CERF plays in global humanitarian action. I would like to add to their voices a country-level perspective and to tell you about the lives that CERF has saved in South Sudan over the past two years.
Statement by Chris Nikoi, Acting Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan
Juba, 22 October 2013: “On behalf of the humanitarian community, I strongly condemn the attack on civilians which took place in Jonglei State's Twic East County on 20 October 2013.