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01 Jul 2015 description

Land preparation is underway despite below-average rainfall in parts of eastern and western Sudan

Key Messages

June rainfall was 10 to 25 percent below average in the extreme west and across the sorghum belt in central and eastern Sudan.

Staple food prices remained stable in May reflecting adequate supplies from above-average 2014/15 production. On average, sorghum and millet price levels are 20 percent lower than last year, but remain 50 percent above the five-year average.

01 Jul 2015 description

El Fasher, 29 June 2015 - UNAMID is concerned about recent media reports that the Mission has deliberately delayed assisting the Sudan Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission (SDDRC).

UNAMID’s role in the ongoing disarmament, demobilisation, reintegration process in Darfur is guided by the provisions set out in the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD). The DDPD provides for UNAMID supporting the SDDRC in its endeavour to disarm and demobilise former combatants from Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM-Sudan/Dabajo).

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description
report Geneva Call

On 30th June 2015, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-Sudan (SPLM (Sudan)) signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment for the Protection of Children from the Effects of Armed Conflict, and became the first African armed non-State actor (ANSA) to commit to child protection through this tool.

30 Jun 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.

There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.

30 Jun 2015 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employs more than 2,800 South Sudanese staff and more than 300 international staff to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide free and high quality healthcare to people in need.

MSF teams are currently running medical projects in six of South Sudan’s ten states and the Abyei Administrative Area. MSF also provides life-saving medical assistance to South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries.

30 Jun 2015 description

Khartoum, June.25 (SUNA) - Khartoum State has allocated 9.5 million to solve problems of drinking water supplies.

This came in comprehensive meeting held, Thursday, including Wali (governor) of Khartum State, Gen.Abdul Rahim Mohammed Hussein and the officials of Khartoum Water Corporation in the presence of Ministers of Infrastructure and Finance besides the Commissioners of the localities of the state.

30 Jun 2015 description
report UN News Service

29 June 2015 – Over six years since the issuance of the first warrant of arrest against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today said that her Office's determination to bring “independent and impartial justice” to the people of Sudan remains “unshaken”.

29 Jun 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11951

7475th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council this morning renewed the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) in Sudan until 30 June 2016, maintaining current authorized strength and the priority of civilian protection along with benchmarks for eventual completion of the mission.

Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 2228 (2015), the Council decided that UNAMID shall maintain deployment of up to 15,845 military personnel, 1,583 police personnel and 13 formed police units of up to 140 personnel each.

29 Jun 2015 description

Ces dernières années ont été marquées par des crises humanitaires majeures en République Centrafricaine, au Sud Soudan, en Syrie, en Irak, et dans les régions touchées par le virus Ebola. Plus près de chez nous, l’est de l’Ukraine est en proie au chaos, suspendu à un fragile cessez-le-feu. Ces crises mobilisent comme jamais jusqu’alors l’ensemble de la communauté humanitaire qui doit faire face à de multiples conflits inscrits dans la durée.

Les ressources humaines et financières de nos organisations sont durement éprouvées alors même que les besoins grandissent.

29 Jun 2015 description

A total of US $1.04 billion is required to meet the needs of some 5.4 million most vulnerable people as identified in the 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview. As of June 18, 2015, funding available stands at $342 million, approximately 34 per cent of total requirements needed, with unmet requirements standing at $662 million.

29 Jun 2015 description

On 5 June 2015, UNAMID peacekeepers from South Africa rescued the driver of a World Food Programme (WFP) truck which was ambushed by unknown armed men aboard a gun-mounted vehicle 55 kilometers south-west of the Mission’s Team Site in Kutum, North Darfur, a day earlier. The truck was part of a UNAMID and WFP convoy which was travelling in two groups. One of the groups pursued the assailants immediately but was unable to apprehend them, at the time.

28 Jun 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
New York: Ahmed H.Adam, Tel. +1 347 567 1491 or aha64@cornell.edu
Kampala: Abdelrahman Gasim, Tel. +256 7 51 90 77 77 or gasim202000@gmail.com
Geneva: Abdelbagi Jibril, Tel. +41 78 300 23 53 or abdelbagi@darfurcentre.ch

Darfuris and human rights groups demand renewal of UNAMID

96 Sudanese and Human Rights Groups Urgently Petition the UNSC as UNAMID Mandate Set to Expire

28 Jun 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 25, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Khartoum state on Thursday announced the allocation of 9.5 million (1 million dollar) Sudanese pound to solve water crisis, while women in some areas of the state took to the street to protest the water problem.

The announcement was made following a meeting the new governor Abdel Rahim Hussein held with the Khartoum State Water Corporation (KSWC) in presence of the state minister for infrastructures, finance minster and commissioners of the state counties.

26 Jun 2015 description

ICC-CPI-20150626-PR1123

Situation: Darfur, Sudan Case: The Prosecutor v. Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein