The UN on Wednesday said $3.03 billion would be needed to provide urgent aid in conflict-ravaged Sudan and for over one million expected to flee into neighboring countries this year.
Posts tagged as “Sudan”
The United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) wrapped up its thirty-sixth special session on Thursday, May 11, with a significant decision concerning the ongoing conflict in Sudan. A resolution was adopted, expanding the mandate of the designated Expert of the High Commissioner on human rights in Sudan. The resolution called for detailed monitoring, documentation, and reporting on all allegations of human rights violations and abuses since October 25, 2021, including those directly linked to the current conflict.
As fighting in Sudan continues, neighboring South Sudan faces an economic crisis due to the potential threat the conflict poses to its main source of revenue – oil exports. With oil accounting for over 90 percent of the government budget and 70 percent of the GDP, any disruption to oil exports would be catastrophic for the already struggling economy, which is suffering from high inflation and a high risk of debt distress.
United States President Joe Biden has issued an executive order authorizing sanctions against Sudan, saying the fighting must end.
The United Nations World Food Programme announced on Monday it will immediately lift the suspension of its operations in Sudan that was put in place after the tragic deaths of its team members.
In light of the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Sudan, Secretary-General António Guterres is sending UN Humanitarian Affairs chief Martin Griffiths to the region immediately, the global body announced on Sunday.
In response to the conflict between the Sudanese army and paramilitary forces, Somalia has begun evacuating its citizens who are stranded in Sudan. On Wednesday, eighteen Somalis were successfully evacuated from Buluja, a town near Sudan's border with South Sudan, and arrived at Mogadishu's Aden Adde Airport. Abdirahman Nur Dinari, the acting permanent secretary of Somalia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expressed his gratitude to the Somali embassies in Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia for their efforts in evacuating citizens.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has deployed a team of disaster response experts for Sudan in the region to coordinate the humanitarian response as fighting rocks the country, USAID head Samantha Power said on Sunday.
After almost a week of intense fighting that has left more than 330 people dead and tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the country, one of Sudan's two warring factions has declared a 72-hour truce. The announcement was made by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), but there has been no confirmation of a ceasefire from its rival Sudan Armed Forces (SAF).
Sudan has been plunged into chaos after days of conflict between Sudanese troops and paramilitary forces. A new 24-hour ceasefire was attempted to allow countries to evacuate their citizens, but it has been unsuccessful so far. This has raised concerns about diminishing food provisions and a breakdown of essential medical services.