- UNHCR Operational Update for South Sudan 12th to 18th Dec 2014
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 50 | 8 – 14 Dec 2014
- Extermination by Design: The Case for Crimes against Humanity in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains
Appeals & Funding
- 2014 Revised Strategic Response Plan
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GBP 11.2 million (US$17.7 million) from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.
Various human rights violations by the Janjaweed militia’s men in Darfur 19th December 2014
UNLAWFUL KILLING BY THE RAPID SUPPORT FORCE IN ABU-JEBAIHA TOWN IN SOUTH KORDOFAN 20TH December 2104
After the arrival of the rapid support forces to ABU-JEBAIHA town in South Kordofan and terrorizing the civilian for the last few days, on Saturday afternoon they opened fire on a group of women in AL-MASALEH neighborhood killing Zainab Marang and severely injuring Mozdelefa Al-Jack, Marwa Al-Jack, Zahra Hussein and Rabah Hammad
December 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – A senior official from Sudan’s National Elections Commission (NEC) disclosed on Saturday that the general elections scheduled for 2 April will be pushed back to 13 April in a move designed to avoid legal problems arising from an upcoming constitutional amendment.
The Sudanese national assembly is expected to discuss amendments to the constitution proposed by the presidency last November which empowers the president to appoint state governors rather than having them elected.
Militiamen raped two young women who were returning from farmlands in Kereinik locality, West Darfur, on Thursday evening.
The coordinator of Murnei camp reported to Radio Dabanga that six militia members attacked the women, 20 and 25 years old, in Wadi Krokola at 6 pm. The valley lies 2 km south of the camp.
The victims were on their way back from the farmlands to Murnei at the time of the incident. “They were beaten and then raped for four continuous hours, until 10 pm,” the coordinator explained.
EAST JEBEL MARRA / TAWILA (21 Dec.) - The Sudanese air force resumed bombardments on areas north of East Jebel Marra on Saturday and today. On Saturday, militia reinforcements arrived at Wadi Marra, south of Tabit in Tawila locality. On the same day, a herder was detained by members of the Rapid Support Forces in Wadi Marra.
KASS (21 Dec.) - Livestock, released by force of arms on farmlands south of Kass in South Darfur, destroyed a large number of crops last week.
An affected farmer from the area told Radio Dabanga on Friday that armed herders drove their camels and cattle onto the agricultural areas of Dilu, Takojul, Daura, Mashrou, Sankada, Aldanga, Kasulo, and Guba three days before.
NIERTETI (21 Dec.) - Gunmen captured two young men in Nierteti locality, Central Darfur, on Friday.
“A group of militiamen intercepted Karim Osman (21) and Hussein Abdelkarim Osman (18) when they were on their way from Marwa village to Nierteti town to perform the Friday noon prayer,” a listener reported to Radio Dabanga from Marwa, located at a distance of 3 km south of Nierteti.
“They seized the two men, and took them to an unknown destination.”
The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 477th meeting, held on 18 December 2014, adopted the following decision on the mandate of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan and South Sudan (AUHIP):
Takes note of the briefing provided by the Commission on the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan and South Sudan;
DARFUR (19 Dec.) - Three people were killed in three separate incidents in North, Central, and West Darfur states on Wednesday. One of the deceased is a child.
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.
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.
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