Statement from Mr.
Press Statement: For Immediate Release(New York, 21 January 2021)
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about clashes in West Darfur over the weekend. Escalating inter-communal violence has resulted in scores of deaths and injuries, the displacement of nearly 50,000 people and the destruction of property.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Volker Perthes of Germany as his new Special Representative for Sudan and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS).
Sudan has been hit by devastating floods, the worst seen in decades, impacting more than 600,000 households across 17 of the country’s 18 states.
With homes destroyed and farmland damaged just ahead of the harvest season, it’s been another shock amid multiple crises.