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One year after the September 2013 bloody repression victims still await truth and justice

Tomorrow, 23 September 2014, will mark the one year anniversary of the outbreak of demonstrations in cities throughout Sudan. These were sparked by the lifting of fuel subsidies the day before, and were met by Sudanese authorities with excessive force, including live ammunition, leading to the deaths of at least 185 people.

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Israel orders closure of migrant detention camp

09/22/2014 17:57 GMT

JERUSALEM, September 22, 2014 (AFP) - Israel's supreme court on Monday ordered the closure within three months of a desert detention camp for 2,400 illegal immigrants from Eritrea and Sudan, judicial sources said.

The country's highest court annulled an amendment of a vote passed last December that allowed the opening of the Holot camp in the southern Negev desert.

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Sudan: ICRC set to resume its humanitarian work

News release22 SEPTEMBER 2014

Khartoum/Geneva (ICRC) – The Sudanese authorities have lifted the suspension of activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), even while discussions on practical arrangements to promote effective coordination between the humanitarian organization and the country's authorities are still under way.

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Ma’alia officials quit East Darfur institutions amid tribal attacks

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Sudan Tribune

September 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Eight officials in the government of East Darfur state and twelve members of state legislative assembly resigned from their positions to protest the continuous attacks by Rizeigat gunmen without prompt action from the state and national governments to stop it.

Umda Abu al-Hassan Moahmoud al-Tom, the representative of Ma’alia paramount chief, said on Saturday that all the members of his tribe participating in the institutions of East Darfur state handed over their resignation letters to the tribe leader Mohamed Ahmed al-Safi.

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Displaced in North Darfur’s Kutum to pay ‘protection fees’

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Radio Dabanga

FATA BORNO (21 Sep.) - Militiamen in Kutum locality, North Darfur, are imposing ‘protection fees’ on displaced farmers.

“Militiamen told us last week that each displaced family has to pay SDG 10 ($1.75) and three bowls of sorghum for the so-called protection of their farmlands,” a sheikh of the Fata Borno camp for the displaced reported to Radio Dabanga.

He explained that the militiamen have taken position at the police station of Fata Borno, since the police withdrew from the locality almost three years ago.

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‘Nuba in South Kordofan on the brink of starvation’

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM / SOUTH KORDOFAN (21 Sep.) - After three years of civil war in South Kordofan, the humanitarian situation is extremely bad.

“The Nuba in South Kordofan are on the brink of starvation,” Najwa Musa Kinda, executive director of the Nuba Relief and Reconstruction Organisation, told Radio Dabanga.

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Sudanese opposition figures say country is on the brink of collapse

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Sudan Tribune

September 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Several Sudanese opposition figures have painted a bleak picture of the situation in the country, saying Sudan is witnessing a deep political crisis and is on the verge of the collapse.

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Darfuris call on Sudan’s HRs Commission to stop violations

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM / DARFUR (21 Sep.) - Darfuri civil society members last week submitted a statement to the Sudanese Human Rights Commission in Khartoum about the “situation of human rights” in the country.

In the statement, the Darfur displaced, women, youth, journalists, and lawyers of the Darfur Bar Association express their hope that the Human Rights Council “will perform its obligations and duties towards the improvement of the human rights situation in Sudan”.

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Sudan: Presence of Aid Workers across Darfur (August 2014)

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Grenade kills three in Darfur's Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (19 Sep.) - Three farmers died when they were hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Deribat, East Jebel Marra, on Thursday night. Government forces probably thought that the farmers were rebel forces and fired a rocket, according to a relative of one of the deceased.

“They were on a farm located 5km east of Deribat, when the grenade hit them at 8pm,” the relative told Radio Dabanga. Aisha Ishag Omar (31 years), Musa Adam Abdel Karim (55 years), and Musa Hamid Yahya (60 years) were killed on the spot, along with their donkeys.

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Militiamen rape, abduct North Darfur displaced

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Radio Dabanga

KABKABIYA / BIRKAT SEIRA (19 Sep.) - Pro-government militia members have raped two displaced women, and abducted three displaced men in Kabkabiya locality, North Darfur, on Wednesday and Thursday, several sources told Radio Dabanga. In Saraf Umra locality, a nurse and his family was abducted by militiamen, and forced to pay blood money for the death of one of their militia members.

Militiamen rape two in Kabkabiya

Militiamen raped two displaced women in Wadi Ora, north of Kabkabiya, North Darfur, on Wednesday.

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Eastern Sudan areas destroyed, isolated by torrents

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Radio Dabanga

TOKAR (19 Sep.) - Heavy rains and torrents destroyed a number of houses in Jibait and Sinkat areas in eastern Sudan on Wednesday, and displaced the population. There were no efforts from the government to help the affected, sources told Radio Dabanga.

Tokar town has been surrounded by water from the overflowed Khor Baraka for over two months now. To go in or out of Tokar, people wade through water for 10 km. In some places, the water is as high as one meter. As a result, 200,000 inhabitants of south Tokar are isolated, and suffer from a severe food scarcity.

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Bring “Mediterranean mass murderers” to justice – UN Human Rights Chief

GENEVA (19 September 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday urged Egypt and other North African and European States with relevant information to make a concerted effort to bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of between 300 and 500 refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean last week.

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‘Epidemic diseases, food shortages’ in Kass camps, South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KASS (19 Sep.) - The displaced people living in El Batari camp in Kass locality, South Darfur, have complained about the bad health conditions, the spread of diseases, and the lack of health care from the authorities in the camps.

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West Africa Seasonal Monitor - September 18, 2014

September rainfall will be particularly important in determining seasonal outcome for the Sahel

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ACCORD's Training Unit collaborates with IGAD to train women mediators from Sudan and South Sudan

ACCORD recently partnered with the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to provide training aimed at empowering women mediators from Sudan and South Sudan. A total of 20 Sudanese and South Sudanese women participated in the five-day training, which focused on ensuring the inclusion of women in peace processes for IGAD taskforces.

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Joint Statement on National Dialogue in Sudan

The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) welcome recent efforts to reinvigorate a process of genuine national dialogue in Sudan. As the country confronts a new and critical era in its history, we remain conscious of the continuing governance concerns expressed by the Sudanese people, the problems of center-periphery imbalance, and the articulation of political, economic, and social grievances, particularly in the country’s peripheries. Despite years of peacemaking attempts supported by regional and international actors, deadly conflicts persist.

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Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 37 | 8 – 14 September 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

• Tensions remain high in Kalma camp in South Darfur as the Government mobilises more forces to conduct search operation in the camp where IDPs oppose the move.

• Over 277,000 people in Sudan have been affected by rains and flooding since late July 2014, according to HAC.

• The number of Sudanese migrants arriving in West and North Darfur after expulsion from Chad reduces, according to IOM.

• HAC in Blue Nile reports that inter-agency needs assessments will be allowed in six localities in the State.

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