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, 6 November 2014. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan a.i., Mr. Geert Cappelaere, has expressed deep concern that children in conflict affected areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile may again be at high risk of contracting polio.
Sudan was recently declared polio free, but two new cases have emerged this week in South Sudan’s Unity state, near the border with South Kordofan, increasing the risk that the virus may return to Sudan.
Khartoum, 18 June 2014. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan a.i., Mr. Geert Cappelaere, is deeply concerned by reports that a civilian hospital run by the international relief agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Farrandalla, South Kordofan, was recently bombed by military aircraft.
“I am very concerned that international obligations to ensure that medical units are protected during times of conflict are not being upheld,” said Mr. Cappelaere.
By the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator
The Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) has supported high priority humanitarian work in Sudan for nearly eight years. On top of the ongoing humanitarian crisis that continues to affect Sudan’s people, this year has seen a significant rise in new needs.
Khartoum, 24 October 2013. World Polio Day (24 October) provides an important opportunity for us to reflect on the importance of eradicating polio globally. Sudan was recently declared polio free, but since April 2013 the virus has re-appeared in east Africa. There is a risk that the virus may spread into Sudan. South Kordofan and Blue Nile states are of particular concern, as no polio vaccination programmes have been undertaken in areas controlled by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) since the military conflict began in 2011.
Khartoum, 13 March 2013. The humanitarian community in Sudan continues to respond to huge needs, both in terms of funding required and the number of people requiring assistance.
Developed in close consultation with the Government of Sudan, the Sudan Humanitarian Work Plan for 2013 is a tool used to map where humanitarian projects can best respond to people’s needs in Sudan and to allocate funding accordingly.
Khartoum, 25 February 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, has expressed profound concern about the safety and well-being of civilians in El Sireaf town, North Darfur. The town is crowded with some 60,000 people who sought refuge there when fighting broke out between Northern Rezeigat tribesmen and the Beni Hussein tribe following a dispute in the Jebel Amir gold mining area in early January.
Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) has allocated US $ 76.81 million to 158 projects (170 allocations) across Sudan in 2012 as of 30 November 2012.
The CHF offers rapid and flexible funding to support immediate and high priority humanitarian action. In 2012 the fund continued to support both national and international non-governmental partners. This has ensured strengthened collaboration among partners, as well as supported local capacity building and empowered local response.
Khartoum, 6 December 2012. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, has emphasized the serious nature of the yellow fever outbreak in Darfur and has called for urgent funding to procure additional yellow fever vaccines to control the outbreak.
Khartoum, 11 October 2012. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, expressed his appreciation for the recent United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocation of US$14 million to support life-saving underfunded projects in the Darfur region of Sudan. “This much needed CERF allocation helps to close a critical gap in funding for the humanitarian response in Darfur,” said Mr. Al-Za’tari.
Global acute malnutrition < 5 yrs Sudan* (wasting, weight/height) (%) 10† 14.8
Global acute malnutrition < 5 yrs Darfur residents, IDPs in camps 14‡ 16.3; 15.8
Global chronic malnutrition < 5 yrs Darfur N, W, S (stunting, height/age) 14‡ 31.8; 40.1; 33.8 Underweight women Darfur (MUAC < 225mm) (%) (2006) 14‡ 9.8 (11.6)
Nutrition centres in Darfur, SFC/TFC 15††† (2008) 127/191 (96/110)
This document promotes mid- and longer-term planning among UN agencies in order to help Darfur move towards greater sustainability. Far from comprehensive, the document identifies major trends and priorities where more robust engagement can have a substantial impact.
Specifically, the document focuses on technical areas where UN agencies possess significant expertise, but that have received only some attention so far. Trends and priorities were determined over nine months of research and consultations with UN agencies, governments, donors and civil society.
1 Executive Summary
The 2009 ANLA State Level Report is based on the data collected in November and December 2009 through a collaborative exercise with Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC), Care International, World Vision International (WVI), UNMIS/RRR and World Food Programme (WFP).
1 Executive Summary
The 2009/10 Annual Needs and Livelihood Assessment (ANLA) was conducted to assess the food security situation in Western Bahr el Ghazal, establish the likely impact and extent of different shocks on food security, and identify vulnerable sub-groups within the state in order to inform stakeholders and decision makers on assistance needs, response options, and targeting.
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
About the 120-day Humanitarian Action Plan
The 120 Humanitarian Action Plan for Darfur outlined the goals for the humanitarian response in Darfur over the last four months of 2004. It established cross-cutting goals related to improved targeting and quality of humanitarian assistance, as well as specific targets in the main response sectors. This document provides a review of achievements on these established goals. In addition, it provides an overview of contextual developments during the period in question.
- Security Council members voice concern over security situation in Darfur
- Save the Children UK announces its withdrawal from Darfur due to escalating violence
- DRSG Zerihoun and Foreign Minister Ismail meet in Khartoum as part of JIM meeting
- Government announces plans to rehabilitate villages in West Darfur
1. KEY ISSUES OF CONCERN
Security Council concern over Darfur situation