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The United Nations in Sudan is comprised of 27 entities whose work encompasses development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and peacekeeping operations. The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is also represented in the country. The collective response of the United Nations to national development priorities is outlined in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and is supported by the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office. United Nations efforts to help address humanitarian needs in Sudan are presented in the Humanitarian Response Plan.

 

 

 

Our Stories

  • Sudan Humanitarian Fund brings clean water and latrines to hundreds of displaced people

    Sudan Humanitarian Fund brings clean water and latrines to hundreds of displaced people

    Despite the difficult times, Sana remains optimistic. “This project has made our lives much safer and more stable,” she said. “Now we drink clean water and don’t have to worry about getting sick. I’m happy that I have more time to provide a living for my family and that my daughters won’t miss school any more. These are great improvements, and I hope that we will be able to return to our home village soon.” The SHF supports the emergency relief response in Sudan, channelling contributions from donors into a pooled fund. By ensuring funds are in place at the beginning of the year, country-based pooled funds such as the SHF, enable humanitarian actors to reach people in need with predictable and timely assistance, including during unforeseen emergencies and disasters. Access to clean, running water and sanitation facilities is a daily struggle for many displaced people in Sudan. Across the country, some 3.5 million people need clean drinking water and latrines. In rural areas, water for the family is traditionally collected by women and girls

  • Hope for South Sudanese refugees arriving in Darfur

    Hope for South Sudanese refugees arriving in Darfur

    Since the beginning of the year, almost 152,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan, bringing the total number of arrivals to some 400,000 since conflict began in South Sudan in 2013. In East Darfur State, one of the main areas where refugees are arriving, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and partners are providing assistance

  • "We have returned home to nothing"

    "We have returned home to nothing"

    “We are finally home, but we have come back to nothing,” said Kakuma, a Fur woman in her forties from Tala, a village in Boori valley in Darfur’s Jebel Marra region. Kakuma fled Tala with her six children when the area was attacked last year.

  • Bringing clean water to the people of Sudan

    Bringing clean water to the people of Sudan

    Around the world, water drives people. An abundance of it draws people, builds up communities and business, and creates life. A lack of it drives people away, prevents communities and businesses from flourishing, and chokes off life before it can begin.

  • A Livestock Corridor To Promote Peace

    A Livestock Corridor To Promote Peace

    For centuries, pastoralists have migrated with their livestock in search of grazing land along well-trod migratory corridors in Blue Nile state. With the expansion of mechanized farming and increased livestock densities

  • Connecting communities for sustainable water management

    Connecting communities for sustainable water management

    Located near North Darfur’s capital city El Fasher, the Wadi El Ku (Wadi meaning valley) is an area that has seen a substantial population growth over the past 10 years. The current population, which is estimated to be well over 700,000 people,

  •  UNICEF at 70 commemoration kicks off in Sudan with children on “The SDGs & ME…”

    UNICEF at 70 commemoration kicks off in Sudan with children on “The SDGs & ME…”

    UNICEF Sudan kicked off the count down to the global UNICEF's 70th anniversary commemoration with a workshop for adolescents from the Khartoum region, on “The SDGs & Me…the way I see them”.

  • Improving Livelihoods in Eastern Sudan

    Improving Livelihoods in Eastern Sudan

    Khadiga Mohammed, a Sudanese single mother in her forties, remembers all too well her days of poverty. They were, after all, not that long ago. She painfully recalls how, in 2015, she had to explain to one of her seven children that the reason she couldn’t buy them milk every night is because she “can’t afford to.”

  • Empowering Women in Sudanese Media

    Empowering Women in Sudanese Media

    On the 5th of May 2016 the Khartoum office of UNESCO and the Italian Embassy at Khartoum in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture and the Sudanese Journalist Union organized a workshop ”Empowering women in Sudanese Media”, which took place in Rotana Hotel, Khartoum.

  • Promoting Peace in Sudan’s Conflict Zones

    Promoting Peace in Sudan’s Conflict Zones

    With financing from the State and Peacebuilding Fund, a World Bank-supported project aims to improve livelihoods and promote peace between groups living along livestock migration routes

  •  Integrating Sudanese Children in Cultural Heritage

    Integrating Sudanese Children in Cultural Heritage

    On the 16th-18th of February 2016 the Khartoum office of UNESCO together with the French Cultural Center organized the children’s workshop “Sudanese Cultural Heritage in the Eyes of Children and Youth: Traditional Folk Tales”. The workshop was made in collaboration with the Sudanese National Commission for UNESCO, the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museum, the Association for Cultural Awareness, the Kid Library of the Al Faisal Cultural Center, and the “Film making for Children” Initiative.

  • Darfuris trained to provide environmental support to their communities in North Darfur

    Darfuris trained to provide environmental support to their communities in North Darfur

    Fifty-nine community members from across the Wadi El Ku project area have been trained as Natural Resource Management (NRM) Extension Agents. Alongside the community trainees, four technical staff from the Forestry National Corporation (FNC) and three extension staff from the Ministry of Agriculture were also trained.