- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 50 | 8 – 14 Dec 2014
- Extermination by Design: The Case for Crimes against Humanity in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook September 2014
Appeals & Funding
- 2014 Revised Strategic Response Plan
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Death under Torture by the Military Intelligence North Darfur-UM KEDADA town
On Thursday 11 December 2014 a group of Military Intelligence belonging to the Fourth Command in Um Kadada Military area, detained Ahmed Abdalla Mohammed.
On Saturday 13 December the same group arrested Omer Khatir, Ahmed Adam and Adam Bushara from their homes. All were tortured.
KOWALIP, SUDAN— The school dropout rate is at an all-time high in Sudan's South Kordofan state because many schools have been destroyed during the three-year civil war between the government and SPLA-N rebel forces. In Sudan's Nuba Mountains' region many children are simply too scared to go to school.
BINDISI / NIERTETI (18 Dec .) - In Central Darfur, two children were killed by gunmen in Bindisi locality on Wednesday. The day before, two residents of Nierteti South camp sustained serious injuries in an attack by militiamen.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an uncle of the children reported that “suddenly on Wednesday morning”, two militiamen stormed our family house in Kalam Basna village. “They fired at the heads of Ahmed Yahya Ahmed (6), and his sister Kawsar (4). Both died instantly.”
“No one has a clue about the reasons behind the killing,” he added.
Sixty-ninth session, 24th & 25th Meetings (AM & PM)
Speakers Consider Reports on Revised Estimates for Human Rights Council, General Assembly Resolutions
As the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) began its examination of the revised budget proposal for the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) for the biennium 2014-2015, some delegates expressed deep concern that sufficient resources would not reach the field, where assistance was most needed.
Regional Strategic Overview
Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries
· According to the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster analyses, 9.8 million people in Syria need various types of food, agriculture and livelihood-related assistance.
· As fighting prevails in Iraq, an estimated 2.2 million people across the governorates of Anbar, Kirkuk, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din are in need of emergency food assistance.
Over 115,451 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan
- 67,488 persons have received humanitarian assistance (specific assistance only)
- Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan
- Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have received 2,496 (IOM)
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a substantial donation from Norway’s government towards emergency operations in Sudan.
December 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese presidential assistant, Ibrahim Ghandour, discussed on Wednesday with the leader of the former rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM-Dabago), Bakheit Abdallah Dabago, the completion of the political partnership within the framework of the Doha peace accord (DDPD).
In April 2013, the breakaway group inked a peace agreement negotiated with the Sudanese government on the basis of the DDPD.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2015
GIREIDA LOCALITY (17 Dec.) - On Saturday, militiamen besieged Donki Hadoub, north of Gireida in South Darfur.
“They are still there, threatening to attack the village,” a listener told Radio Dabanga from Donki Hadoub on Tuesday. “We have been suffering from their ongoing assaults for a long time”, he explained.
“When the nearby village of Abu Jabra was pillaged and torched on Saturday, and nine villagers were killed, we prepared ourselves to flee. The attackers surrounded the village in response.”
EAST JEBEL MARRA (17 Dec.) - A young shepherd was killed, along with 17 of his sheep, in the area of Mashrou Abu Zeid, East Jebel Marra, in an explosion today.
“Early this (Wednesday) afternoon, we suddenly heard an explosion,” a listener told Radio Dabanga from Mashrou Abu Zeid. “When we arrived at the place, we found Mahjoub Suleiman Saleh (15) ripped to pieces, as well as 17 of his sheep.”
The source said that “an unexploded bomb, dropped by an Antonov of Sudanese Air Force yesterday, must have detonated”.
By decision of Development Minister Sirpa Paatero on 17 December, in the last distribution of funds for humanitarian assistance, Finland has granted 13.5 million euros to long-lasting and underfunded crises. The support is awarded to Finn Church Aid and UN organizations. The decision brings Finland’s humanitarian assistance this year to 105.7 million euros. This is a record-high amount for Finland, which indicates the extent of the world’s crises.
Human Rights Violations by the Government and its Militias in Darfur Continue
West Darfur -14th December
At around 12.00pm Sudan time a group of more than 50 pro-government militia men attacked Jumaymiz Kamorra village around 15 km from KassS locality and killed 3 IDPs in their farm and looted the village.
Those who were killed:
- Adam Abdallah (m)
- Osman Eisa (m)
- Yousif Adam Musa (m)
South Darfur- 14th December
• UNHCR has registered 115,572 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.
• HAC estimates that 14,000 people are reportedly displaced and may require humanitarian aid in West Kordofan following intra-communal violence in late November.
• Dengue fever cases in North Darfur have reached 132, including three deaths.
• The People with Special Needs (PWSN) project is targeting an estimated 15,000 people in North Darfur with assistance in 2014.
Displaced people in Sudan 2.9 million
Conflict continues to drive food insecurity in many areas of the region
About 12.4 million people in East Africa are in need of humanitarian assistance. As of November, the majority were in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in northeastern Djibouti, eastern and northeastern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, southern and central Somalia, western and southern Sudan, and the Greater Upper Nile States in South Sudan. Significant populations remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) in these countries and in Burundi, Rwanda, and northeastern Uganda.
During this reporting period (7 December – 13 December), a total of 107 South Sudanese were tracked by the IOM tracking hub in Jabal Awlia as entering Khartoum State traveling north from White Nile State; this amounts topersons per day. No new arrivals were registered in South Kordofan and West Kordofan.