KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) --
Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and 40
humanitarian organizations on Thursday launched a campaign to aid
the South Sudanese citizens who are facing famine.
The HAC and the NGOs vowed to provide all possible assistance to aid
the needy in South Sudan.
The organizations, which launched the campaign, further urged the
conflicting parties in South Sudan to stop the war to save the lives
of their country’s citizens.
Meanwhile, Sudan’s HAC Commissioner Ahmed Mohamed Adam announced
that the Sudanese government has renewed the deal for transporting
humanitarian assistance to South Sudan, which was signed two years
ago between the Sudanese government, the World Food Programme and
South Sudan, and which is renewed each six months.
“Now we are looking into possibility of opening new passages to
transport the humanitarian aid to South Sudan, where presently the
assistance is transported through river transport,” he said in a
He further reiterated that the Sudanese states on the border with
South Sudan, which are receiving South Sudanese refugees, need
urgent support, whether from international trends such as the United
Nations or friendly countries.
Earlier the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) in Khartoum announced that over 31,000 South
Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan during January and February this
Recently famine was officially declared in South Sudan, where the
South Sudanese government and the UN said 100,000 people are facing
starvation, with one million people classified as being on the brink
The famine was attributed to many reasons including the civil war
and collapse of the economy in the new-born state.
Sudan First Vice-President takes
oath as Prime Minister
KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) --
Sudanese First Vice-President Bakri Hassan Saleh on
Thursday took oath as Sudan’s Prime Minister.
Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Saleh said “the new
government will be formed on bases of the outcomes of the national
dialogue conference, particularly at this time when our country is
making steps toward a political consensus based on the national
He stressed that the new government’s program would focus on
achieving security and stability together with prosperity for the
On Wednesday, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir issued a decision
appointing Saleh as Prime Minister.
According to the decision, Saleh will hold both posts of First
Vice-President and Prime Minister.
Saleh had served as chief of Sudan’s national security service,
presidential adviser for security affairs, minister of interior,
minister of defence and minister of presidency before becoming the
first-vice-president in December 2013.
The Sudanese national dialogue conference, which concluded in
October last year, recommended introduction of a post of prime
minister, where the Sudanese parliament endorsed last December some
constitutional amendments including the new post.
On Tuesday, the committee entrusted with implementation of outcomes
of the national dialogue met with al-Bashir and officially approved
the post of prime minister to go for the ruling NCP.