International community’s attention needed to address continuing humanitarian crisis in Sudan: UN relief chief

7 June 2018

The major drivers of humanitarian crises in the Sudan are subsiding, but so too is the flow of resources required to meet the needs, according to Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, who recently visited the country to assess the current situation there.

Although conflict in the country has calmed and access for aid agencies has improved, Mr. Lowcock says, the humanitarian challenges persist, largely due to a shortfall in critically needed funding. And while humanitarian assistance can relieve suffering, stable political systems and development are the long-term solutions to the Sudan’s humanitarian problems.

Mr. Lowcock, also Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, spoke to Vibhu Mishra.

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Vibhu Mishra, UN News
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