Home | News    Wednesday 23 August 2017

British diplomats praise humanitarian and UNAMID efforts in Darfur’s Golo


UK Special Envoy Chris Trott pose with two aid workers registering IDPs in Golo Jebel Marra on 21 August 2017 (Twitter Photo)
August 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - During a visit to Central’s Darfur Jebel Marra area, two British diplomats praised the efforts exerted aid groups and the African Union United Nation mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to provide humanitarian assistance to the displaced persons and returnees in Golo town.

Chris Trott, UK special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan and Michael Aron, British Ambassador to Khartoum on Monday 21 August paid a visit to the displaced civilians in Golo town, where they inspected the humanitarian situation there. They also met with Golo commissioner to discuss the humanitarian situation in the area.

Golo host some 70,000 civilians displaced by the armed clashes between the government forces and the Sudan Liberation Movement - Abdel Wahid (SLM-AW) which is not part of the peace talks and not committed to the unilateral cessation of hostilities declared by the government and other armed groups.

In a statement in Arabic language released on its Facebook page on Tuesday, the British embassy said Aron and Trott hailed the efforts exerted by humanitarian organizations working in Golo to support the IDPs and returnees in the area.

"They praised the remarkable efforts of the International Medical Corps (IMC) which provides health care to the civilians in Gulu, Jebel Marra," added the statement.

The British Special Envoy Chris Trott and Ambassador Michael Aaron further praised UNAMID’s efforts, "stressing the need for UNAMID to maintain stability in the region".

In line with a recent decision of the UN Security Council; the mission reduced its presence by 40 percent and close several sites but at the same time decided the opening of a temporary operating base in the Jebel Marra town of Golo.

A decision on this respect is expected to be adopted in a tripartite meeting including the UN, African Union and the Sudanese government. Different, UN and foreign officials who visited the region expressed their support for the reinforcement of UNAMID presence in this troubled area.

Last Sunday, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced a UK contribution of £4.5 million (US$5.8 million) to provide food assistance to almost 370,000 IDPs in Darfur region for two months.

"The (British) Department for International Development (DFID) contribution will allow WFP to support IDPs through cash-based transfers, which will provide people with vouchers and e-cards so they can buy food and essential supplies of their choice at contracted local traders," said the WFP.

WFP will use the contribution to support 288,000 IDPs in North and West Darfur states and nearly 81,000 IDPs in Otash camp, located in South Darfur state.

“The use of cash and vouchers enables greater choice and dignity for vulnerable Sudanese, stimulates the local economy, and has the greatest positive impact on those receiving our support,” said Acting Head of DFID Sudan Kate Orrick.

The UK Government provided a total of £53.5 million to WFP since 2013 to give vital assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in Sudan.


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.

Comment on this article

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

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Peacekeeping faces challenges: here’s how we can meet them 2018-09-23 11:47:05 By Jean-Pierre Lacroix* United Nations peacekeeping remains one of the most effective tools to respond to today’s challenges of global peace and security. Every day, women and men who serve under (...)

Pragmatic patriarchy of Sudan over South Sudan 2018-09-22 09:28:17 James Okuk, PhD “We honour the human capacity to manage our collective lives with peace and even, at times, dignity” – Barbour & Wright The political process of Sudan and South Sudan has (...)

Salient features of South Sudan latest peace deal 2018-09-21 05:36:06 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi Last week, the government of South Sudan under President Salva Kiir, various armed and unarmed opposition groups and other parties, including the SPLM/A-IO led by Dr (...)


Latest Press Releases

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)

The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.