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21 Nov 2014 description
report Enough Project

Report Exposes Mass-Scale Human Suffering in Nuba Mountains, Sudan

Researchers Detail Devastating Consequences of Sudan Government’s War on Civilians

November 20, 2014 (Washington DC) --- A new report published today by the Enough Project details widespread human suffering due to the Sudan government's three-year military campaign targeting civilians living in the Nuba Mountains.

20 Nov 2014 description

Child Protection

Child protection is about keeping children safe from violence, exploitation and abuse. It is an issue in all countries, including here in Canada. Here we have strict laws, social services and specialist charities that are all in place to prevent and respond to child protection violations. Widespread child protection crises are thankfully relatively rare here.

20 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM (Updated 20:00) (20 Nov.) - Sudan will not allow another investigation into the alleged mass rape of about 200 women by Sudanese military personnel in the village of Tabit in North Darfur. The government has officially rejected a call by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to allow another investigation by Unamid, after the first mission of the peacekeeping operation failed.

20 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN

KIIR ADEM, 20 November 2014 (IRIN) - Longstanding humanitarian needs in South Sudan's Aweil North County, where some 30,000 people are displaced, are largely unmet.

"Today, we don't receive any help, because the buffer zone makes it very difficult for aid organizations to operate here," Luka Akon Deng Lual, a community leader, told IRIN.

20 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Close to 37,000 Eritrean asylum seekers arrived in Europe between January and October 2014 via Sudan and Ethiopia, according to UNHCR.

• On average 1,000 refugees from South Sudan have been arriving in Sudan per week recently, UNHCR reports.

• SMoH and WHO report that 101 cases of hemorrhagic fever were registered in North Darfur and West Darfur since late August 2014.

• WFP to start a food voucher programme for an estimated 50,000 displaced people residing in Hamediya IDP camp, Central Darfur.

20 Nov 2014 description

Khartoum, Nov. 19 (SUNA)- The Undersecretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdallah Hamad Al Azraq, has stated that one of the main motives for which the village of Thabit, north Darfur, was picked up by circles hostile to the Sudan as a scene of alleged mass rapes was because the area has witnessed implementation of a number of service and rehabilitation programmes including support for productive families, assistance for agricultural societies and other social cohesion programmes.

20 Nov 2014 description

BAMBARI, Central African Republic, November 19 (UNHCR) – At just 16 years old and already married, Ache from Sudan's Darfur region has had to overcome many obstacles in a bid to fulfill her dream of finishing her studies.

Now, despite completing elementary school last August, armed groups in the Central African Republic town of Bambari are threatening the refugees' future once more. "Violence and fighting all around have once more reached our door," she says. "With our lives in danger, how will I keep on studying?"

20 Nov 2014 description

Food insecurity will ease after harvests and October to December rains

Key Messages

20 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11658-AFR/3023-PKO/453

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gary Quinlan (Australia):

19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 19 novembre 2014 – La lenteur des progrès dans l’assainissement et la pratique courante de la défécation à l’air libre par des millions de personnes du monde entier continuent de poser un danger pour les enfants et leurs communautés, a averti l’UNICEF à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des toilettes.

19 Nov 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 18, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said they want a new track for the talks with the Sudanese government in Addis Ababa, stressing they refuse negotiations based on the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).

The Sudanese government, JEM and Sudan Liberation Movement – Minni Minnawi will meet on 23 November for talks brokered by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to reach a framework agreement ending war in Darfur.

19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 19 November 2014 – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day.

Some 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate toilets and among them 1 billion defecate in the open – in fields, bushes, or bodies of water – putting them, and especially children, in danger of deadly faecal-oral diseases like diarrhoea.