- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 03, 12-18 Jan 2015
- Common Humanitarian Fund Progress Report 2014
- Enough Project: Starving War, Feeding Peace - And Setting the Table for National Dialogue in Sudan
Appeals & Funding
January 24, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Elections Commission (NEC) has revealed that it accepted requests submitted by several foreign bodies to monitor the upcoming general elections.
The pro-government Sudan Media Centre (SMC) website quoted the NEC’s secretary general, Jalal Mohamed Ahmed, as saying that it had received several requests to monitor the elections, including from the World Lake Conference (WLC), Election Network in the Arab Region (ENAR), Union of African Political Parties, as well as other institutions from Brazil, Russia and Nigeria.
Ten villages in the area west of Jebel Marra were reportedly destroyed by fire today. More than 200 families, who fled from Golo and the surrounding villages, have arrived at the Nierteti camps for the displaced.
According to Mustafa Tambour, the spokesman for the Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Abdel Wahid El Nur, government forces stationed in Golo started shelling the villages west of the Sur Reng rebel base, this morning.
“The villages of Bardani, Takaro, Nouni, Tari, Tagana, Delgo, Tariya, Tero, Aradeiba, and Karma burned to the ground.
THE JANJAWEED KILL, RAPE, LOOT AND OCCUPY WATER SOURCES
Updates from East Jabbal Marra and North Darfur
EASTERN JABAL MARRA- 23rd January 2015
The Rapid Support Force attacked the village of Koweala in east Jabal Marra, killing Hamza Eisa Ali, Idris Musa Younis and Adam Haroun Musa. Six minor girls were raped. In addition they looted of 450 heads of livestock.
23rd January 2015
Random shelling by 130mm caliber artillery resulted in the injury of two civilians in Alatmour town west of Kadugli in South Kordofan. Suleiman Bolis was injured on the head and Kalo Alriyadha was injured on both legs. Both victims were taken to Kauda hospital for treatment.
Birkat Seiyra village
On the 19th January a group from the Rapid Support Forces led by Mahmood Said-Ahmed attacked and looted the village of Birkat Seiyra, and their leader Mohamed Said told the villagers to pay10 SDG each every month to be protected by them.
Hilat Yagoub-20th January
Janjaweed militia members attacked the village of Hilat Yagoub, east of Tabit, killing Eisa Shomo Gabour, 26 years, and looting all the livestock in the village.
21st January 2015
Some Janjaweed militia members attacked the village of Jabroona, east jabbal Mara, killed Idris Adam Abdalla Kabaro and Omer Abdeldaem, and looted 300 livestock heads and displaced all the village inhabitants to Shangel Tobaye.
Some Janjaweed militia members camped on the water source in Kotrong, east of Jabal Mara. At around 12:00 noon on the same day they killed Zakaria Hassan and Abdalla Ali Abdel Kareem, who came to irrigate their cattle, which were also looted.
January 23 - 2015 EAST JEBEL MARRA / SIRBA / TABIT
Militiamen have killed three sheikhs and raped ten women, among them four minors, in separate events in Darfur on Thursday and Friday.Three herders near Tabit were injured by milita members on Thursday as well.
January 25, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that flooding has hindered transfer of South Sudanese refugees to new relocation sites in Sudan’s White Nile state.
Last December, the humanitarian commissioner in Khartoum state, Mustafa al-Sinarri announced the relocation of South Sudanese refugees Khartoum state to the While Nile state, adding it was decided to build new refugees camps near the border.
January 24, 2014 (EL-FASHER) - North Darfur internally displaced persons (IDPs) who fled their areas in east Jebel Marra following the recent fighting there are now facing water shortages and sanitation-related diseases in Zamzam camp where they reside.
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Wednesday that more than 18,000 people have been newly verified as displaced in El Fasher, Shangil Tobaya, Tawila and Um Baru areas in North Darfur.
El Fasher, 25 January 2015 – The African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) facilitated today the launch of the Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultations (DIDC) process at El Fasher University in North Darfur.
The event brought together Government of Sudan and Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) officials, members of the DIDC Implementation Committee, representatives of the Darfur civil society and internally displaced people and UNAMID officials.
Seven people were injured in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, on Tuesday, when government forces fired on them. Dozens of others were detained.
A delegation of relatives of a man killed by a member of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) a week ago, had come from neighbouring Ed El Fursan locality to submit a memorandum to the state Governor.
LONDON / PARIS, JANUARY 23, 2015 – A hospital operated by the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was directly targeted in an aerial bombing in Sudan on January 20, forcing the suspension of medical activities, MSF announced today.
Six people from Kutum in North Darfur were injured on Monday, in an assault by militiamen after they had collected straw outside the town. Increasing numbers of militiamen have arrived at the area, and are preventing the people to collect firewood and straw.
“Those militiamen threaten to beat, whip, and kill anyone who goes out to collect firewood or straw. They claim that the area outside the town is a pasture for their livestock and camels, and not meant for gathering firewood and charcoal,” a listener told Dabanga from Kutum town.
North Darfur-16th January
A group of Janjaweed militia men attacked the village of Donkey Sharafa, 20 kilometers west of Al Fasher, they looted 300 sheep, 217 goats, 19 donkeys, 63 camels and 2 horses.
El Fasher, 22 January 2015 – Following clashes between armed opposition groups and the Sudanese Armed Forces in the East Jebel Marra area and north of Kutum over the past few weeks, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is concerned about the impact of the ongoing conflict on civilians. Newly displaced people arrived in several localities of North Darfur, mainly in Um Baru, Tawilla and Sortony as well as Nertiti in Central Darfur.
12 people were killed, and many others wounded in the area north of East Jebel Marra today, during the start of an exceptionally heavy offensive on Deribat, one of the strongholds of the Sudan Liberation Movement, commanded by Abdel Wahid El Nur.
From early morning until afternoon, the villages of Katur, Dubo El Madrasa, Barara, Wadi Lei Gina, and Usajanga, were targeted by the Sudanese Air Force. The heavy bombardments were extended to the areas east of Deribat and south of Fanga, people from the area told Dabanga.
Khartoum, 22 January 2015 - UN-Habitat, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Environment, Forestries and Urbanisation of Sudan which outlines their commitment to work together on sustainable urban development in the country. The agreement was signed by the Federal Minister, Hon. Hassan Abdelgadir Hilal, and UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr.
21 January 2015 – The United Nations Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is reporting that thousands of people in North Darfur are now confirmed as displaced following ongoing fighting in the region, a UN spokesperson announced today.
More than 8,000 newly displaced arrived at Um Baru town in North Darfur, since the Sudanese Air Force and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) began their attacks on the area almost two weeks ago. Zamzam camp, near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, currently hosts 23,000 newly displaced. In the area south of El Fasher, at least seven villages were plundered on Tuesday.
A resident of El Salam camp, located south of Nyala, capital of South Darfur, sustained severe burns on Tuesday, when militiamen set her and her donkey cart on fire. In Central Darfur, a driver was shot dead on Monday when he refused to pay “toll fees” at a checkpoint set up by militiamen on the Zalingei-Nyala road. Ten displaced were robbed of their belongings in separate incidents during the past few days in Saraf Umra locality, North Darfur.