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Darfur camps for the displaced call for aid, reject re-planning

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Radio Dabanga

The sheikhs of camp El Salam in Bielel locality, South Darfur, have demanded urgent solutions to the problems the newly internally displaced people are facing, from a number of humanitarian organisations during a meeting this week.

Sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabeldiya told Radio Dabanga that the number of newly displaced people in the camp who have not been registered amounts to 3,117. 3,200 newly displaced have been registered earlier by the Sudanese Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC).

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A Pladama Ouaka, des réfugiés du Darfour, rattrapés par le conflit en Centrafrique

04/18/2014 09:25 GMT

Par Joris FIORITI

PLADAMA OUAKA, 18 avril 2014 (AFP) - Ils sont arrivés en 2007 en Centrafrique pour fuir les massacres au Darfour. Sept ans plus tard, les réfugiés soudanais du camp de Pladama Ouaka (centre) tremblent d'être rattrapés par le conflit sanglant ravageant leur pays d'accueil.

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North Darfur Governor brokers agreement to protect villages

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Radio Dabanga

EL FASHER (17 Apr.) - Following complaints from the leaders and citizens of rural areas in El Fasher and Tawila localities last week, the Governor of North Darfur, Osman Kibir, has acknowledged the occurrence of the burning and looting of villages.

Governor Kibir confirmed that after one meeting with the Arab tribes in El Fasher and another in Kutum with the Commissioner of Alwaha locality as well as 13 tribal leaders, a written agreement was reached. They pledge that they will not attack or burn houses or villages anymore. They also apologise for what happened.

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Dead, injured in North Darfur accident, attack

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Radio Dabanga

KABKABIYA/KOBE (17 Apr.) - A displaced man was killed and four others seriously injured in a bus accident in North Darfur on Tuesday.

Yahya Abakar Mohammed (47) died when a bus carrying 48 passengers, en route from Kabkabiya to Jebel ‘Amer gold mine, was involved in an accident. The circumstances of the accident itself were not know at time of publishing, however witnesses told Radio Dabanga that Mohammed was buried at the scene, and the injured were transferred to Kabkabiya hospital.

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Banda case: ICC Trial Chamber IV vacates the trial’s commencement date

ICC-CPI-20140416-PR995

​Situation: Darfur, Sudan
Case: The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain

Today, 16 April 2014, Trial Chamber IV of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to vacate the date of 5 May 2014, initially scheduled for the opening of the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain, in view of logistic difficulties encountered. The Chamber will decide in due course on the further steps to take, after receiving additional submissions of the ICC's Prosecution and Registry, no later than 6 May 2014.

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South Sudan + 5 others
South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

On the first of April, I walked with great sadness through the United Nations compound in Juba, capital of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, now in free fall after a hopeful beginning three years ago. The compound is sheltering more than 21,000 displaced people who fled to safety after a spasm of violence in mid-December killed untold thousands.

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US pledges ongoing support for humanitarian efforts in S. Sudan

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Sudan Tribune

April 16, 14(BOR) – The US government’s humanitarian agency USAID has pledged to continue support for hundreds of thousands of people in critical need due to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan crisis.

Speaking to the media in Jonglei capital Bor on Wednesday, USAID’s director of foreign disaster assistance, Jeremy Konyndyk, said his government had provided substantial assistance to South Sudanese people since a political power struggle between president Salva Kir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, erupted in violence in mid-December last year.

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UNAMID peacekeepers provide medical support to displaced community

As part of ongoing work to assist the local communities across Darfur, UNAMID peacekeepers from Nigeria provided medical care for more than 100 people from the Neem IDP camp in El Daein, East Darfur on 14 April.

The displaced persons were treated for various illnesses, including malaria, meningitis and skin infections such as scabies, ringworm and rashes.

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Eritrea + 1 other
Eritrean seeking safe-passage to Sudan was led into a nightmare

KASSALA, Sudan, 16 April (UNHCR) – After 20 members of her religious congregation were imprisoned in Eritrea, Semret knew she had to flee to the safety of Sudan. The 25-year-old woman left on foot with a smuggler recommended by a friend – straight into a tragedy.

The Pentecostal church is among many denominations suffering severe restrictions. Anyone practising outside the four approved religions of Orthodox Christianity, Sunni Islam, Catholicism and Lutheranism can face prison, threats and harassment.

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334 Sudanese refugee students sit exams in Chad

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Radio Dabanga

ABECHE (15 Apr.) - From the refugee camps of eastern Chad, 334 Sudanese students are currently sitting for their Sudanese Certificate examinations.

Speaking from the Sudanese-Chadian Friendship School in the Chadian city of Abeche, the Chief Proctor delegated by the Sudanese government, El Zein Hamadoun, reported to Radio Dabanga that the exams are going well and have entered their fourth day without any problems.

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Two killed in new village attack in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (16 Apr.) - Two men were killed and still unknown number of others wounded on Tuesday, when elements of the government Rapid Support Forces (RSF) plundered the village of Tangara, 20 km south of Tabit in East Jebel Marra.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that Mahjoop Jaqoob Adam and Adam Mukhtar Saleh died of bullet wounds in the attack, while an undisclosed number of people were injured. The militiamen then made off with the villagers’ money, belongings and cattle.

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Three Darfur children maimed after playing with bomb

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Radio Dabanga

ANKA (16 Apr.) - Three North Darfur children were severely injured on Sunday when a bomb they found at the roadside exploded.

A relative told Radio Dabanga that Amina Abdulah Salem (12), her sister Hawa Abdullah Salem (10), and Khaled Issa Mohamed Musa (9) of Anka in Kutum locality found the bomb and began to play with it.

“When it detonated, Amina’s hand was blown-off. She also suffered severe head wounds. Hawa also lost a hand, and has multiple wounds over the rest of her body. Khaled also suffered severe head injuries.”

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Dozens still detained in Sudan despite promise of amnesty

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM (16 Apr.) - (UPDATED 16 Apr.) - At least 43 political detainees are still in prison in Sudan, despite promises by President Omar Al Bashir to facilitate a National Dialogue by releasing them.

The detainees include dozens of students, arrested during protest action against the rise of fuel and food prices in September 2013.

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Darfur: New Humanitarian Needs and Aid Delivery Fact Sheet, 14 April 2014

As of 14 April, the total number of people who remain displaced stands at 262,328. Humanitarian access has improved, but 122,260 people remain without assistance.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Five children die, many wounded in East Jebel Marra ‘offensive’

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (15 Apr.) - At least five children have died and many other people injured during a large-scale attack, allegedly by government-backed Rapid Support Services (RSF) militiamen, on East Jebel Marra on Tuesday.

Witnesses fleeing the attack told Radio Dabanga that about 600 militiamen driving vehicles including Land Cruisers launched a large-scale offensive on the villages of Hashaba ,Kutto , Krafula , Kuijr, Tumu , Kadarik , Umm Triter, Abu, Umm Driseiya, Sharafa, and Dali.

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Human security alert: Massive mobilization of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in the Nuba Mountains

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The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) is issuing a human security alert for the civilian population of the Kauda Valley in the war-torn Nuba Mountains region of Sudan. Digital Globe Intelligence Solutions (DGIS) imagery has captured a significant mobilization of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) around Rashad, Delaba, and Umm Abdallah in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan, Sudan. The SAF mobilization, which includes the movement of heavy weaponry into the area, appears to be preparation for an assault on Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) bases in the Kauda Valley.

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Nearly 18,000 newly displaced still living rough in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

DARFUR (14 Apr.) -

Some 8,700 of the newly displaced at El Salam camp in North Darfur, and more than 9,000 at Kalma camp, in South Darfur, are living in dire humanitarian conditions as they lack food, cover, and shelter.

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Chad + 4 others
Les Tchadiens souvent démunis continuent de fuir la RCA

Tchad - Depuis fin décembre 2013, l’OIM a enregistré plus de 95 000 rapatriés Tchadiens, ressortissants centrafricains et autres étrangers souvent démunis arrivant au Tchad depuis la République centrafricaine (RCA).

Non moins de 10 000 Tchadiens et autres ressortissants de pays tiers, notamment des Maliens et des Soudanais, ont fui vers le Cameroun. Les 30 mars et 2 avril, l’OIM a organisé des convois routiers depuis la frontière entre la RCA et le Cameroun vers Moundou au Tchad. Ces convois ont permis le retour de 1 219 migrants bloqués.

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Sudanese government and SPLM-N rebels to resume talks next week

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April 13, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan people’s Liberation Movement –North (SPLM-N) announced the reception of an invitation from the African mediation to resume peace talks with the Sudanese government next week to end the nearly three year conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

The spokesperson of the SPLM-N negotiating team, Mubarak Aradol, said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Sunday they received an invitation from African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to resume talks on 22 April.

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Chadian refugees robbed in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

AZUM (13 Apr.) - Several Chadian refugees from camp in Um Shalaya in Azum locality, Central Darfur, have been robbed of possessions, money and mobile phones, allegedly by pro-government militiamen

A Sheikhs of the camp told Radio Dabanga that militiamen attacked on Wednesday evening. “They fired into the air. They also broke into the shop refugee Osman Adam and looted all the goods.”