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28 May 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Sudan Democracy First Group

28 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The commander of the military garrison in Tawila, North Darfur, has taken measures to prevent further assaults on the population of the locality.

Omda Mukhtar Bosh, coordinator of the Tawila camps for the displaced, informed Radio Dabanga that Commander Ayoub Mustafa Mohamed had invited village elders and herders for a meeting on Tuesday.

“The commander told them that from Wednesday onwards, force will be used against any soldier or militiaman, who dares to assault and rob civilians in the locality.”

28 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – 28th May 2015 - The Japanese Ambassador to Sudan, His Excellency Hideki ITO, completed a three-day visit from 24th to 26th May 2015 to Government of Japan supported interventions in nutrition, health, water, and sanitation and hygiene promotion in North and West Darfur.

28 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• HAC takes lead of the humanitarian response in East Darfur, sending relief items for 24,000 people to Abu Karinka.

• New displacements from East Darfur arrive in North Darfur and West Kordofan states.

• Severe weather hits five villages near Abyei town, leaving 210 households in need of assistance.

• Fighting in South Sudan expected to cause influx of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan, where many refugee sites face overcrowding.

FIGURES

Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million

28 May 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government, office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed on a joint strategy paper in Khartoum today to combat the growing wave of human trafficking.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) also signed on to this strategy paper.

28 May 2015 description

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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27 May 2015 description
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Khartoum, 27 May 2015. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan ad interim, Mr. Geert Cappelaere, has expressed his deep concern over reports that large-scale displacement, including possible forced relocations, is occurring in Blue Nile State’s Bau locality and possibly in other parts of the state.

27 May 2015 description

GENEVA / KHARTOUM (27 May 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, called for more open and constructive dialogues among all parties to address the causes and consequences of violence against women in the Sudan.

“The silence and the denials, whether by State authorities or many civil society participants, regarding the subject of violence as experienced by women, is a source of concern,” Ms. Manjoo stressed at the end of her twelve-day official visit* to the country.

27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

27 May 2015 description

PORT SUDAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a new food contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that is enough to feed 1.8 people for three months.

Today the U.S. vessel Liberty Grace docked in Port Sudan carrying 47,500 metric tons of sorghum, a household food staple in Sudan.

27 May 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 25, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The governor of South Darfur state Major General Adam Mahmoud Gar al-Nabi issued a decision on Monday to form a committee to reconcile between Burgud tribe and Rizeigat Aballa clans in Menawashi and Hamada areas which are part of al-Wihda locality east of the state capital of Nyala.

The two sides have been in dispute since 2005 over a piece of land as the Burgud are farmers while the Aballa are herders which creates continuous friction between them.

26 May 2015 description

Port Sudan, Sudan | AFP | Tuesday 5/26/2015 - 18:55 GMT

Nearly 50,000 tonnes of US food aid bound for areas of Sudan affected by conflict arrived in the country on Tuesday, the UN World Food Programme said.

"The US vessel Liberty Grace docked in Port Sudan carrying 47,500 tonnes of sorghum, a household food staple in Sudan," the WFP said in a statement.

The aid from the United States Agency for International Development would help "conflict-affected communities and other food insecure and vulnerable groups," the WFP said.

26 May 2015 description

In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. This vulnerability is primarily driven by conflict-induced displacement, and chronic food insecurity and malnutrition. Some 3.1 million people in Sudan are internally displaced; most in Darfur, while a further 0.7 million people are refugees displaced from their country of origin or South Sudanese who are unable to move to South Sudan.

26 May 2015 description
report Small Arms Survey

Based on extensive consultations with stakeholders in the region, this paper investigates and analyses the implementation of the Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement (ESPA) in an attempt to answer a number of key questions: what role has the Government of Sudan (GoS) played in implementing the agreement? What have been the roles of the movements comprising the Eastern Front (EF)? What impact has the ESPA had on the people of Eastern Sudan? What are the current challenges to and constraints on human security in the region? And what are the prospects for development for the region?

26 May 2015 description

Current Conditions: Regional Highlight

• Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) in parts of Sudan, western & central Ethiopia, agricultural areas of Uganda, western Kenya, southwest South Sudan, northern Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi but stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most pastoral areas;

• Crisis and emergency food insecurity remains a concern mostly in DRC, CAR and conflict-affected states of South Sudan, parts of NE Kenya, NE Ethiopia, some districts in Karamoja, Darfur in Sudan, IDP sites in Somalia;

26 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The residents of the Kassab camp for the displaced in Kutum locality are suffering from a severe shortage of drinking water since three weeks. The displaced in Saraf Umra locality are complaining about a deterioration of basic services in the camps.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a Kassab camp activist reported that 11 out of the 20 water pumps at the camp broke down.

26 May 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 25, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government on Monday said it welcomed the decision by the East African regional bloc of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which requested the neighbouring Sudan to play a leading role in resolving the ongoing internal conflict in South Sudan.

South Sudanese foreign minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, said his government would welcome Khartoum’s mediation’s process which would address root causes of the conflict and respect for sovereignty of the new independent state.

25 May 2015 description

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Monday 5/25/2015 - 15:58 GMT

Sudanese security forces seized the Monday print runs of 10 newspapers and suspended the publishing licences of four of them in a major media crackdown, editors and NGOs said.

National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) officers often confiscate newspapers over articles they deem inappropriate, but it is rare for them to seize so many at once.

25 May 2015 description

Communiqué

Roundtable on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region

Nairobi, 22 May 2015