Category: Humanitarian

U.S. provides $16 million for refugees in Sudan: minister

October 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Minister of Interior Ahmed Bilal Osman on Tuesday said the United States has granted $16 million to meet the needs of refugees in Sudan.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) has quoted Osman as saying he met with the U.S. delegation on the sidelines of the 69th session of the Executive Committee of UN Higher Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva.
He pointed out that he briefed the U.S. delegation on Sudan’s efforts to hosting refugees, saying (…)


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Sudan urges SPLM-N to accept UN humanitarian proposal for Two Areas

October 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government on Saturday has called on the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) to accept the UN humanitarian proposal for the Two Areas.
The Sudanese army has been fighting the SPLM-N rebels in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan, also known as the Two Areas since 2011.
Last month, Sudan agreed to an initiative from the UN to deliver humanitarian assistance to civilians in the rebel-controlled areas in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan (…)


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Sudan accepts UN humanitarian proposal for the Two-Areas

September 27, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) Thursday agreed UN initiative to deliver humanitarian assistance to civilians in the rebel-controlled areas in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.
In a press conference held in Khartoum, HAC General Commissioner Ahmed Mohamed Adam made the government official declaration adding they received the initiative earlier this year for the first time and was renewed last June.
He further said that they delayed their (…)


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South Sudanese medic wins top UN accolade

September 25, 2018 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese surgeon has been named the 2018 winner of the Nansen Refugee Award supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the refugee agency said on Tuesday.
Evan Atar Adaha will be honoured for his outstanding 20-year commitment to providing medical services to people forced to flee conflict and persecution in Sudan and South Sudan.
The statement said that Atar runs the only functional hospital in Bunj, in the northeastern (…)


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South Sudan,
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Sudan begins to deliver humanitarian aid to rebel-held areas in Two Areas: official

September 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudanese Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim Monday announced the government has begun to deliver humanitarian aid to rebel-held areas in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
Speaking at a workshop on the international standard framework for humanitarian assistance in Khartoum, Ibrahim said the government has accepted the US proposal to allow humanitarian access to the Two Areas but the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPL-M) rejected it. (…)


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South Darfur presses Juba for more support to refugees

August 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The South Darfur state implored upon South Sudan government to provide support to sites hosting 50,000 refugees who fled the conflict in the war-torn nation.
The acting governor Taha Abdallah told the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) that South Sudanese refugees who are distributed across the localities of al-Salam Baleel and Buram share with the citizens of his state all public services.
He disclosed that they raised the issue with the visiting South Sudan (…)


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Sudan remains most dangerous place for aid workers: report

August 14, 2018 (JUBA) – For the third consecutive year, South Sudan has been classified as the most violent context for aid workers, reflecting a chaotic situation and an atmosphere of impunity for armed actors.
In its latest report covering the violence against humanitarian actors across the world in 2018, the Britain based Humanitarian Outcomes group said with 24 humanitarians killed in 2017 South Sudan remains the most dangerous country in the world for aid workers.
“The violence in (…)


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Security Council says alarmed by food insecurity in South Sudan

August 10, 2018 (JUBA) – The United Nations Security Council Friday said alarmed by the level of food insecurity in South Sudan and called to allow unfettered humanitarian access to the needy in the troubled country.
The Council was briefed on the humanitarian and security situations in South Sudan by UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Nicholas Haysom, and head of the UN mission in South Sudan David (…)


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Sudan, S. Sudan extend cross-border humanitarian operation

August 1, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) on Wednesday said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver food assistance to South Sudan has been extended for another six months.
In July 2014, Juba and Khartoum signed a MoU to open a humanitarian corridor to deliver food assistance to vulnerable South Sudanese through the River Nile or by road. Last January, the agreement was extended for a six month period.
The cross-border operation allows the World Foord (…)


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South Sudanese refugees in Sudan are in dire need of international aid: IFRC

July 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudanese refugees in Sudan are in “desperate” need of humanitarian assistance, says the Secretary-General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy.
Sudan is the host country of over 750, 000 refugees who fled violence in South Sudan since December 2013. There are some 150,000 refugees in White Nile State, near the border with South Sudan.
“What I saw was major and unmet humanitarian needs among people who (…)


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