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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

S. Kordofan Forms Humanitarian Committee

(smc) South Kordofan government Sunday set up a higher committee for the coordination of humanitarian and development action, in implementation of a presidential decision to coordinate the humanitarian activities in Blue Nile and South Kordofan state.
The committee is chaired by Governor Issa Adam Abakr.
Governor Abakr in Kadugli announced the formation of a technical committee for the humanitarian work chaired by the minister of social affairs and another for the development, besides several other committees for health, education, water, and IDPs.
These technical bodies will facilitate the procedures and the movement of the various aid groups and development organizations to perform their work in the state.
The Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), last December reviewed the guidelines and directives of humanitarian action in the country. The government body removed all the restrictions on humanitarian access, and limited the ban to the risky conflict areas, for the other areas the aid groups have only to notify their decision before 48 hours.
Later on, Washington disclosed that decision was part of a five-track engagement process with Khartoum to lift the sanctions. The improvement of humanitarian conditions in the Two Areas if confirmed next July will lead to remove sanctions on Sudan definitively.
South Kordofan governor directed the different committees to develop clear polices and plans, and to tighten coordination between foreign aid groups and the United Nations organizations working in the humanitarian and development fields.
The meeting was attended by the State Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, UN agencies, foreign and national aid and development organizations as well as security and military.
The Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) have failed to reach an agreement on a cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access. However, the two parties continue to abide by unilateral cessation of hostilities declaration they renews since last year.