Sudan

With land ownership a continuing concern in Darfur, restitution is the ‘right step’

Land ownership remains a major source of intercommunal strife in Sudan’s Darfur region, so those dispossessed should be entitled to restitution, says the UN, in line with the law of the land.  “Restitution policy is the right step to find durable solutions” for those internally displaced, said Pierre Emmanuel Ubalijoro, Chief of the Governance and Community Stabilization Section of the UN and African Union operation in Darfur (UNAMID), in an interview for UN News.

Audio -
6'23"

News in Brief 29 June 2018

  • EU migration deal welcomed by UN agencies
  • UN’s Zeid appeals to Syria combatants to avoid further bloodshed
  • Welcome for Sudan alleged rape victim’s death sentence repeal
Audio -
3'7"

INTERVIEW: Development is the long-term solution to Sudan’s humanitarian crises, outlines top UN relief official

Even though conflict – the major driver of the crisis in Sudan – is subsiding and there is improved access for relief workers, humanitarian assistance “is not the answer” to the challenges plaguing the country, the United Nations top relief official has said.

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

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 Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, who recently visited the country to assess the current situation there. Mr. Lowcock spoke to Vibhu Mishra.

Audio -
4'01"

AU-UN mission in Darfur extra-vigilant in wake of attacks on civilian camps

Following a series of armed attacks on camps hosting displaced Sudanese in central Darfur, the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission there has urged all parties to respect designated humanitarian areas, which it says should be free of weapons, threats, and violence.

‘Acute concern’ for safety of Sudanese girl sentenced to hang: human rights office

UN human rights office (OHCHR) Spokesperson, Ravina Shamdasani, said on Friday there was growing concern for the safety of Noura Hussein Hammad Daoud, who is appealing against her death sentence by a Sudanese court for fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, after allegedly being raped by him and suffering other gender-based violence.

Audio -
4'51"

Step up humanitarian support to 7.1 million people and invest in Sudan’s development: UN relief chief

The United Nations humanitarian chief urged the international community to step up life-saving humanitarian support to 7.1 million vulnerable Sudanese on Monday, and invest more in the country’s social-economic development.

News in Brief 14 May 2018

  • UN Secretary-General ‘profoundly alarmed’ over Gaza developments
  • Closure of North Korea nuclear test site will contribute to peace: UN chief
  • Remove activists, indigenous people from Philippines ‘terrorist’ list: UN experts
  • Sudan urged to halt execution of teen accused of murdering her husband
Audio -
3'41"

‘Durable solutions’ needed for durable peace in Darfur, UN envoy tells Security Council

The overall security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region “remains calm”, despite continuing low-level skirmishes, a top United Nations envoy said on Thursday; updating the Security Council on the UN mission’s work on the ground.

Darfur population growth putting a strain on water access

Population growth around the major cities in Darfur is having an impact on access to safe drinking water.

Audio -
7'57"