Sudan and FAO launch four-year programme framework to enhance food and nutrition security US$ 72 million framework defines areas of programmatic focus
Agriculture is the most important economic sector in Sudan, accounting for nearly one-third of the country’s National Gross Domestic Product. Around two-thirds of the population live off of agriculture, with about 80 percent of the local labour force gaining jobs through this sector
United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator met with H. E. the First Vice President and Prime Minister of the Government of Sudan
The meeting discussed a number of issues including the United Nations’ support to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, linkage between humanitarian and development operations, the situation in Darfur and the United Nations role in supporting longer term solutions
Statement attributable to the United Nations Country Team in Sudan United Nations Hopes for Positive Decision on US Sanctions Relief
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Sudan acknowledges that there has been a marked improvement in humanitarian access over the past six months, since Executive Order 13761 was signed on 13 January 2017, as a result of improved engagement between the Government of Sudan and humanitarian actors
United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator met with H. E. the Assistant to the President of Sudan
The meeting discussed the future of development in the country and the objectives of sustainable development goals and various development projects in Sudan. The meeting also discussed the humanitarian situation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
Children continue to bear the brunt of multiple emergencies in Sudan UNICEF urgently requires US$22 million to provide lifesaving response for over 100,000 children
Over the last few months, Sudan has faced multiple emergencies with the rapid spread of suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea across 12 of its 18 states, a significant influx of South Sudanese refugees, and high rates of malnutrition, especially in the Jebel Marra Area of Central Darfur.
Land for Life: North Darfur Project Wins Global Award
The project’s many activities in Wadi El Ku include establishing five community forests, irrigating 315 hectares of land, rehabilitating existing water retention structures, reseeding 1,214 hectares of rangeland and setting up a water management committee. Severe environmental degradation and changing rainfall patterns have seen more frequent droughts and flash floods in Darfur. With less water, crop yields have fallen and farmers have had to cultivate more and more land to feed their families. This puts them in conflict with pastoralists, who also need the land for cattle grazing.