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Sudan condemns Bentiu atrocities, accuses Juba of using Darfur rebels

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Sudan Tribune

April 23, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has denounced the killing of Sudanese nationals after South Sudanese rebels took control of the Unity state capital of Bentiu earlier this month.

Khartoum further accused Juba of using Sudanese rebel groups in its fight against rebels allied to former vice-president Riek Machar considering the move a violation of the security agreements signed between the countries.

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Abbala, Beni Hussein clash in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN (23 Apr.) - A number of people were killed and others wounded in clashes between members of the Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, North Darfur, on Saturday and Sunday.

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Darfur civil society initiative calls for resumption of peace negotiations

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM (23 Apr.) - A group of Darfuri civil society members, united in the Initiative in Support of the Peace Process in Darfur, have handed a memorandum to the head of Unamid in which they call for the resumption of peace negotiations. The Initiative plans to hand a copy to the President of Sudan.

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Abbala herders release livestock by force on North Darfur farmlands; thousands displaced

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Radio Dabanga

TAWILA LOCALITY (23 Apr.) - About 7,000 people were displaced in Tawila locality in North Darfur when Abbala camel herders attacked their villages, and released their livestock on their farmlands on Saturday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, fleeing villagers reported that a large group of Abbala tribesmen on camels and horses, and others in vehicles attacked the area of Jeleih, 15 km north of Tawila town, on Saturday. “They continuously fired shots into the air, which resulted in the wounding of a number of people. About 7,000 people fled towards Tawila town.”

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Newly displaced continue to arrive at El Salam camp in South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EL SALAM CAMP (23 Apr.) A group of 22 families from Gireida locality reached El Salam camp for the displaced in South Darfur on Monday. Six families arrived from the Bembere refugee camp in the Central African Republic.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #19, 14 April 2014

Highlights

 Following heavy fighting in Bentiu (Unity State) on 14 and 15 April, the number of people displaced inside the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site increased to 23,000, up from 4,000 just a week ago. With the current water supply, IDPs are receiving less than two liters of water per person per day. There is now just one latrine per 317 people.

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Angola + 12 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook April 24 – April 30, 2014

  • Decreased amounts of precipitation were observed across parts of Ethiopia during the middle of April
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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan: Situation Report #24, 23 April 2014

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  • Despite the heavy fighting that erupted in Bentiu (Upper Nile) on 15 April, WFP has been able to quickly provide a 15 day food ration to around 22,000 beneficiaries including wounded civilians at the IOM/IRC clinic and the new IDPs at the Rubkona UNMISS PoC 2 site.

  • Following media reports suggesting that during the attack in Bentiu, some civilians were killed inside WFP compound, WFP Security and UNMISS have visited the compound and have not found any sign or evidence of killing or shooting.

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Factsheet - South Sudan Crisis

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CARE

In just over 100 days since violence erupted in South Sudan, over 1 million people have fled their homes. 4.9 million people are in desperate need of emergency assistance (food, access to clean water and sanitation). Many refugees are crossing into Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan. 3.7 million people are at high risk of a severe food crisis. On top of this, the rainy season begins mid-April, entailing high risks of flooding.

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South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR Regional Update 11, 14 – 17 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The Opposition fighters are mobilizing for a campaign to capture the oil fields in Paloch that are still pumping – the last major source of revenue for the Government. A battle for Paloch would thrust South Sudan into still more chaos.

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Displacement from Saraf Omra 'ongoing’: Darfur camp coordinator

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Radio Dabanga

ZALINGEI (22 Apr.) - More than 200 displaced families from areas in the east and south Saraf Omra locality in North Darfur have arrived to camp Hamidiya in Zalingei locality of Central Darfur.

The coordinator of Central Darfur camps told Radio Dabanga that the families arrived at the camp four days ago from the Saraf Omra villages of Birka Seira, Koi, Um Jarwa and Sinaga.

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Sudanese refugees in CAR living in fear

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Radio Dabanga

BEMBERE (22 Apr.) - The 2,200 Sudanese refugees of camp Bembere in the Central African Republic CAR have renewed complaints of bad humanitarian, health and security conditions.

Abdulrahman Ismail, the head of camp Bembere explained to Radio Dabanga that the Sudanese refugees of the camp are living in severe fear because of the ongoing fighting in the CAR, which increases their suffering, especially in the humanitarian, health and security fields.

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Five women raped in South Darfur wadi

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Radio Dabanga

KALMA CAMP (22 Apr.) - Five displaced women from Kalma camp in South Darfur were seized and raped by government-backed militiamen in North Darfur on Tuesday.

Jaqoub Mohammed Abdula, coordinator of Kalma camp told Radio Dabanga that the women, aged between 26 and 36 years, are all newly displaced who have fled the area to the southeast of state capital Nyala.

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Sudan ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year 2014

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Escalating violence in Sudan’s Darfur region since late February has resulted in the displacement of approximately 326,000 people. Although relief agencies have confirmed the return of nearly 63,500 people to their homes, conflict continues to displace populations and expand across most areas of North Darfur and South Darfur states, affecting communities in neighboring states as well.

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Libya to expel 271 illegal migrants from African countries

TRIPOLI, April 22 (Reuters) - Libya plans to expel 271 migrants from sub-Saharan countries in a fresh crackdown on illegal immigration to and through the North African country, state news agency LANA said on Tuesday.

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Two more maimed by UXO in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

UM RAI (21 Apr.) - Two North Darfur youngsters were critically injured on Monday after a grenade they found at the roadside detonated. Idriss Nile Salahuddin (20) had his hand blown off, and suffered severe injuries to his neck, while Kamal Mokhtar (21) was seriously wounded throughout his body and his hand was cut off.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga the incident occurred east of Um Rai in Kutum locality. When Salahuddin picked it up, it exploded. The injured are being cared for by local people because there are no hospitals or medical facilities in the immediate area.

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Distrust as Sudan's South Kordofan peace talks resume

04/22/2014 12:12 GMT

ADDIS ABABA, April 22, 2014 (AFP) - Sudan's government and rebel teams met in Ethiopia Tuesday to restart the latest round of slow moving talks aimed at brokering peace in war-torn South Kordofan and Blue Nile, delegates said.

Talks, which broke off last month without result, reopened Tuesday with rebels saying they were doubtful of any swift progress.

"We are in consultations," rebel delegation chief Yassir Arman told AFP, who along with other leaders was sentenced to death in absentia last month.

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