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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

25 May 2015 description

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €9 million (US$9.7 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to its emergency operations in Sudan.

25 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

EL GEDAREF

A child was killed in El Hawata, El Gedaref state in eastern Sudan, during a storm on Thursday.

Dozens of people were injured during the extremely strong winds, a resident of El Hawata town told Radio Dabanga.

The winds came from all directions,” he said. “The roofs of most government institutions, the police station, and the general hospital were blown off. Dozens of power lines collapsed.”

25 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Darfuri refugees living in Djabal camp in eastern Chad have refused the proposal made by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and a Chadian health organisation to contribute to the costs of treatment. Last Thursday, the students in the Chadian camps concluded their school exams.

The refugees refused the proposal on the basis that they have been paying the Chadian Adsak organisation for four years for “treatment vouchers”, the coordinator of Djabal camp told Radio Dabanga.

22 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Sudan, Chad and the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees held a joint meeting in Khartoum to discuss the return of Sudanese refugees residing in twelve camps in eastern Chad. Babiker Ahmad Digna, the State Minister of Interior, confirmed his government's commitment to achieve sustainable voluntary repatriation of Sudanese refugees in Chad. “It’s the best solution to their problems.”

22 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS IN SOUTH SUDAN

  • In a statement issued on 20 May 2015, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the escalation of hostilities in the past ten days between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA in Opposition and their allied forces in Unity and Upper Nile States.

22 May 2015 description

LES TITRES

  • Le CICR intensifie ses actions dans la région du lac Tchad (L’OBS, 21/05/15)

  • Alarming Rise of Malnutrition and Food Insecurity in Western Chad (UNICEF, 12/05/15)

  • L’OIM aide les migrants tchadiens bloqués au Cameroun à rentrer chez eux (OIM, 05/05/15)

  • Le Tchad vise un taux d’accès à l’eau de 95% pour les 15 prochaines années (Alwihda Info, 21/05/15)

  • In Chad, making quality education a reality for a million children (UNICEF, 18/05/15)

22 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • On 21 May, an airstrike hit near IOM’s Migrant Response Center in Haradh (Northern Yemen), killing five Ethiopian migrants and wounding two others who were in the proximity.

  • Over 21,000 people have now fled Yemen to Djibouti and Somalia.

  • On 21 May, IOM launched its Regional Appeal for Yemen, requesting USD 84 million to cover its operations in Yemen and Horn of Africa from April to September 2015.

22 May 2015 description
report Sudan Consortium

As Sudanese in Khartoum and other parts of the country went to the polls on 13-16 April, civilians in Southern Kordofan were not only excluded from the vote, they faced continuing government attacks.
Over the three days of the elections, civilians faced 12 separate aerial bombardments and shelling attacks.