Home | News    Sunday 22 November 2015

Sudanese government keen to deliver humanitarian aid to the Two Areas:official


November 21, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) - Sudan’s humanitarian aid commissioner Ahmed Mohamed Adam has underscored government seriousness to deliver assistance to the affected in South Kordofan and Blue Nile as well as all other areas in need for relief.

A woman holds her child in a cave in Bram village in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan on 28 April 2012. (Photo: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

South Kordofan and neighbouring Blue Nile state have been the scene of violent conflict between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) and the Sudanese army since 2011.

Adam told Sudan Tribune Saturday in Addis Ababa that the number of the affected population who don’t have access to assistance in the Two Areas is not precisely known, saying it is estimated to be around 180,000 people according to the recent census.

He added that about 160,000 children in the Two Areas are in need for vaccination against polio and measles.

It is noteworthy that the SPLM-N says that 500,000 people in the Two Areas are in need for basic humanitarian assistance.

Adam said the government launched a new initiative two months ago with the participation of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Sudan’s health ministry, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World food Programme (WFP) to allow access to vaccination teams in the Two Areas to save lives of children.

He pointed however that the SPLM-N rejected the initiative and insisted that vaccination teams and equipments must enter Blue Nile from abroad particularly from Ethiopia, saying this is the point of contention between the two sides.

The commissioner added that the government launched several initiatives since 2012 including the tripartite initiative which was rejected by the SPLM-N.

“Unfortunately, the other side [SPLM-N] didn’t respond [to the initiative] and [that is why] no progress has been made since three years during which the suffering of civilians has increased,” he added

He pointed to the need for keeping the humanitarian work away from political manoeuvring, saying humanitarian problems continued to represent a major concern for his commission.

It should be mentioned that Adam is a member of the government negotiating team for the security arrangements talks between the government and the SPLM-N currently underway in Addis Ababa.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Obituary: Ahmed Ibrahim Dreij 2020-09-28 11:36:14 Ahmed Ibrahim Dreij is an Open History Book for Readers, Whether He Was Alive or Deceased in the Grace of God by Mahmoud A. Suleiman Dear noble reader, this article comes out of the habit, (...)

BlindsSelf-confidence and preparedness against Disasters in Sudan 2020-09-21 11:46:04 Why things are only getting worse and the papers are filled with stories of gloom and doom in Sudan? By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The answer to the previous questions needs to know the reasons first, (...)

South Sudan: On Right of Access to Information and Media 2020-09-19 15:01:51 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi South Sudan’s Right of Access to Information Act, 2013, in Section 35, enshrines the following: 1- The Minister (Minister responsible for Information and Broadcasting) (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan: Performing arts is not a crime, assaulting women and artists is! 2020-09-20 08:54:28 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology KHARTOUM: Central Khartoum Primary Court issued a verdict against five (...)

Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments 2020-08-14 07:11:00 A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ Sudanese women (...)

Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)


Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.