- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 20 | 9 - 15 May 2016
- UNHCR Operational Update, 16–29 Apr 2016
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update, Apr 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Sudan El Niño Mitigation and Preparedness Plan, Feb 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Free Detainees; Investigate Abuses
(Nairobi) – Sudanese national security officials have detained dozens of students and activists – many of whom are still in custody – without charge since mid-April 2016, during protests on university campuses.
Some have been held for more than a month. Others are held in locations that the government has not revealed, without access to lawyers or contact with family, putting them at increased risk of torture.
3 May 2016 To: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)
ACHPR Commissioner on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan, Mr Lawrence Mute
Government of Sudan
UN Human Rights Council
UN Independent Expert on the situation of Human Rights in Sudan, Mr Aristide Nononsi
UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Maina Kiai
cc: African Union Peace and Security Council
UN Security Council
Re. Open Letter concerning excessive use of force by Sudanese authorities
(31 March 2016) The efforts of the Government of Sudan to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a United Nations (UN)-led human rights review of the country is unacceptable and shows blatant contempt not just for human rights defenders in Sudan, but to human rights standards and the UN Human Rights Council, 36 Sudanese and international groups and seven prominent Sudanese individuals said today.
Sudan: Silencing Women Rights Defenders
Sexual Abuse, Intimidation by Security Forces
(Nairobi) – Sudanese security forces have used sexual violence, intimidation, and other forms of abuse to silence female human rights defenders across the country, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should investigate all alleged abuses, hold those responsible to account, and undertake legislative reforms to protect women’s rights.
Government forces committed serious attacks against civilians, including widespread killings, rape, and destruction of property, in the conflicts in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile states. Sudanese authorities restricted civil society and independent media, and suppressed protests and demonstrations. President Omar al-Bashir was re-elected in April 2015 in a poll that did not meet international standards for free and fair elections. Sudan has yet to adopt a constitution since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement’s six-year interim period ended in 2011.
World Report 2016: ‘Politics of Fear’ Threatens Rights
Terror Attacks, Refugee Crisis, and Broad Global Crackdown
(Istanbul, January 27, 2016) – The politics of fear led governments around the globe to roll back human rights during 2015, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016.
Police Take 800 From Protest Camp to Airport
(Amman) – Jordanian authorities on December 16, 2015, detained and said they will deport about 800 Sudanese asylum seekers back to Sudan. The vast majority of Sudanese in Jordan come from the Darfur region and fled to Jordan to escape ongoing conflict there.
The beggar-thy-neighbor border policies that have characterized much of the European response to the refugee crisis seem to be getting even worse.
Four Western Balkan governments have now blocked asylum seekers and migrants of certain nationalities from entering their territory, effectively barring them from accessing asylum procedures. As a result, people are once again trapped at European borders.
Border Control Goals at Summit Shouldn’t Undermine Access to Protection
(Brussels) – Leaders of European and African countries should ensure that intensified migration cooperation does not come at the expense of respect for human rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Over 60 heads of state from the two regions will gather on November 11, 2015, in Valletta, Malta, for a two-day summit the European Union sought with African nations, to discuss the refugee and migration crisis.
Advocacy Director, Arms Division
Special Force Rampages in Darfur UN, AU Should Urgently Increase Civilian Protection
Weapons used in five countries—a rate unseen since global ban entered into force
The Cluster Munition Monitor 2015, released in Geneva on September 3, finds that cluster munitions have been used in five countries since July 1, 2014. This is most use recorded since the Oslo Treaty banning the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster munitions worldwide came into force in 2010.
Uphold Free Speech, Assembly
(Kampala) – Sudanese security agents have arrested, detained, and interrogated at least 17 members of opposition parties since early August 2015. Most of those arrested are affiliated with the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), which has an active student and youth wing and conducts public rallies and events.
Poor Record in Several Member States
(Johannesburg, August 17, 2015) – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should take concrete steps to improve respect for human rights among member states and strengthen regional human rights institutions, Human Rights Watch said today. Heads of state of the SADC’s 15 members will meet on August 17 and 18, 2015, in Gaborone, Botswana, for their 35th summit.
(Nueva York) – Las Naciones Unidas y los países miembros deberían abordar los problemas que enfrentan las mujeres en situaciones de conflicto armado en todo el mundo, señaló Human Rights Watch en un informe difundido hoy. Este año se cumple el 15.º aniversario de la histórica Resolución 1325 del Consejo de Seguridad sobre las mujeres, la paz y la seguridad, que será debatida por dicho consejo en octubre de 2015.
Il faut faciliter la participation politique et améliorer les services destinés aux victimes de viol
(New York) – Les Nations Unies et les pays membres devraient s’attaquer aux problèmes auxquels les femmes du monde entier sont exposées dans les situations de conflit armé, a déclaré Human Rights Watch dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui. Cette année marque le 15ème anniversaire de la Résolution 1325 du Conseil de sécurité, une résolution historique consacrée aux femmes, à la paix et à la sécurité, qui sera débattue au Conseil de sécurité en octobre 2015.
UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts
Enable Political Participation, Improve Services for Rape Victims
(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace, and security, which the Security Council will debate in October 2015.
Security Council Should Ensure Better Protection, Human Rights Reporting
Dying From Attacks, Hunger, Disease
(Nairobi, May 7, 2015) – The Sudanese government’s persistent indiscriminate air attacks in the Nuba Mountains area of Southern Kordofan are killing and maiming children, Human Rights Watch said today. An aid blockade is causing a health and education crisis in the conflict-affected region.