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.
Khartoum, 31 May 2017. The humanitarian community in Sudan launches today the MultiYear Humanitarian Strategy (MYHS) for 2017-2019 and the Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017 to address humanitarian needs, using a multi-year approach aimed at working towards a sustainable reduction in needs and vulnerabilities.
Khartoum, 9 May 2017. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas and the Commissioner General of Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission, Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Adam, led a joint field visit to Sortony internally displaced persons (IDP) site in Kebkabiya locality, North Darfur on 8 May 2017.
Khartoum, 27 April 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 third humanitarian corridor, the second in as many months, for aid to be delivered from Sudan to famine-struck South Sudan.
KHARTOUM, 04 April 2017 - The Government of Sudan and the United Nations this week agreed to extend for six months the Action Plan for the Protection of Children from Violations in Armed Conflict.
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.
Joint press release by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, UNICEF Sudan and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan
Geneva/Khartoum– Today in Geneva, the Sudan People’s Liberation MovementNorth (SPLM-N) signed an Action Plan with the United Nations to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in conflict.
The chairman of the SPLM-N, Malik Agar, signed the Action Plan in a ceremony taking place at the United Nations’ Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Khartoum, 22 September 2016- The United Nations welcomes the release yesterday by the Government of Sudan of twenty one children allegedly associated with armed groups. These children, who have been in the custody of the government security forces, were captured during fighting between the Government of Sudan and the Justice and Equality Movement in Darfur, in 2015.
Khartoum, 17 August 2016. Every day, humanitarian aid workers stand on the front lines of conflict and disaster around the world, braving danger and difficulty to deliver assistance to those who need it most. World Humanitarian Day, which takes place every year on the 19th of August, pays tribute to the aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and mobilises people to advocate for humanitarian action.
Khartoum, 10 May 2016. The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, condemns the reported shooting and killing of six civilians, including two children, by armed local tribes in Sortony, North Darfur, next to a site for people recently displaced from the mountainous Jebel Marra area of Darfur. Increased hostilities between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Abdul Wahid faction of the Sudan Liberation Army, that started in early 2016, have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes to other areas in the Darfur region, including Sortony.
Khartoum, 14 March 2016. The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, condemns the attack by unknown assailants on a convoy of the African Union-United Nations Mission (UNAMID) near Kutum, North Darfur last week, in which one South African peacekeeper was killed and another wounded.
Ms. Ruedas expressed her deepest condolences to the family of the peacekeeper who was killed while on active duty and also to the Government of South Africa. She also wished the wounded soldier a speedy recovery.
Khartoum, 24 February 2016. I am deeply concerned about the plight of over 85,000 newly displaced civilians in North Darfur State, civilians who have fled their villages in recent days and weeks as a result of an escalation of conflict in the region’s Jebel Marra area.
Khartoum, 27 January 2016. The United Nations today expressed grave concern over the impact of the ongoing hostilities in Darfur on thousands of civilians who have been forced to flee their homes amid the conflict that began two weeks ago. Initial reports indicate that about 19,000 civilians have fled into North Darfur state, and up to 15,000 into Central Darfur state, following fighting in the mountainous Jebel Marra region that straddles three Darfur states.
(Khartoum, 10 September 2015) The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms Marta Ruedas, strongly condemns the fatal attack carried out Tuesday in West Darfur against State Ministry of Health (SMoH) and World Health Organization (WHO) representatives. The attack took place about 40 kms from Geneina in Kreinik locality as the aid workers were returning from a routine mission. Unidentified gunmen ambushed the vehicle, killing the driver and a security official. Two health ministry staff and a WHO doctor in the vehicle were unharmed.
Khartoum, 27 May 2015. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan ad interim, Mr. Geert Cappelaere, has expressed his deep concern over reports that large-scale displacement, including possible forced relocations, is occurring in Blue Nile State’s Bau locality and possibly in other parts of the state.
Khartoum, 11 May 2015. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan ad interim, Mr. Geert Cappalaere, has expressed his deep concern at reports of inter-tribal warfare breaking out in the vicinity of Abu Karinka and Adila towns in East Darfur.