- Extermination by Design: The Case for Crimes against Humanity in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 45 | 3 – 9 November 2014
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook September 2014
Appeals & Funding
- 2014 Revised Strategic Response Plan
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
15th November 2014
KALMA IPD camp south Darfur
Report Exposes Mass-Scale Human Suffering in Nuba Mountains, Sudan
Researchers Detail Devastating Consequences of Sudan Government’s War on Civilians
November 20, 2014 (Washington DC) --- A new report published today by the Enough Project details widespread human suffering due to the Sudan government's three-year military campaign targeting civilians living in the Nuba Mountains.
Child protection is about keeping children safe from violence, exploitation and abuse. It is an issue in all countries, including here in Canada. Here we have strict laws, social services and specialist charities that are all in place to prevent and respond to child protection violations. Widespread child protection crises are thankfully relatively rare here.
KHARTOUM (Updated 20:00) (20 Nov.) - Sudan will not allow another investigation into the alleged mass rape of about 200 women by Sudanese military personnel in the village of Tabit in North Darfur. The government has officially rejected a call by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to allow another investigation by Unamid, after the first mission of the peacekeeping operation failed.
NEW YORK, 19 novembre 2014 – La lenteur des progrès dans l’assainissement et la pratique courante de la défécation à l’air libre par des millions de personnes du monde entier continuent de poser un danger pour les enfants et leurs communautés, a averti l’UNICEF à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des toilettes.
NEW YORK, 19 November 2014 – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day.
Some 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate toilets and among them 1 billion defecate in the open – in fields, bushes, or bodies of water – putting them, and especially children, in danger of deadly faecal-oral diseases like diarrhoea.
Snapshot 12–18 November
Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.
17 November 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he is deeply troubled about persistent allegations of mass rape in Tabit, North Darfur, and urged Government officials to grant unfettered access to the town so that investigators can verify these reports.
The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has risen by half a million to 6.6 million people in the period between November 2013 and October 2014. These 6.6 million people in need consist of 3.1 million IDPs, 0.7 million refugees, and asylum seekers, 1.2 million malnourished children aged under five and 1.6 million people who are food insecure. Needs are greatest in the Darfur region, Southern Sudan (South Kordofan, West Kordofan and Blue Nile States) and Eastern Sudan.
Khartoum, Soudan | AFP | Sunday 11/16/2014 - 22:36 GMT
Sudan's foreign ministry on Sunday again denied access to a UN-African peacekeeping mission seeking to enter a Darfur town to investigate a report government troops raped 200 women and girls.
A local news website had reported Sudanese troops entered the village of Tabit on October 31 after a soldier went missing and raped 200 girls and women, which Khartoum has denied.
On 9 November, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) facilitated the recommitment to the implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement of 23 January.
Escalating inter-communal tensions between the youth in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Malakal, Upper Nile State, continued to disrupt humanitarian operations.
14 November 2014 – Allegations of the mass rape of 200 women and girls in a town in North Darfur continue raise concerns in the war-torn Sudanese region as the African Union-United Nations hybrid mission there presses ahead with its efforts “to shed further light” on the reports.
According to UN Spokesperson Farhan Haq, the Acting Joint Special Representative of UNAMID, Abiodun Bashua, was in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, today for a meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the allegations as part of its ongoing inquiry into the events.
DARFUR(12 Nov.) -
In a joint letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) leader Dr Jibril Ibrahim, Sudan Liberation Movement (SLA/M) faction leaders Minni Minawi and Abdel Wahid Al Nur, have called for transparent and independent investigations by the International Criminal Court into allegations of mass rape in Tabit, North Darfur, and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
They affirmed that the Tabit incident is a war crime and a crime against humanity, whose perpetrators are persons known by name.
KHARTOUM(12 Nov.) -
The Darfur Bar Association is calling on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to order independent inquiries into the alleged mass-rape case in Tabit. The lawyers say they received information indicating that grave human rights violations and of the rights of women have taken place.
In a statement, the lawyers from Darfur condemn the conclusions reached by Unamid after a three-hour visit to Tabit: that they had not found any evidence a rape or mass rape had taken place.
Sudan remains one of the worst children’s crisis in the world today. 6.9 million people (4.1 million children) are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. 5.7 million people (2.9 Million children) are food insecure. Two million boys and girls are acutely malnourished. Sudan is home to 2.9 million IDPs (482,866 in 2014 of which 289,719 are children), and home to 159,857 refugees (98,347 in 2014 including 69,000 children).
Qatar Charity's follow-up to the emergency relief it already provided in response to the August 2014 floods in Sudan's River Nile State has initially focused on education. Schools have been renovated and teacher-training courses provided in order to improve local education conditions, which were further strained as result of the floods. At a cost of QAR one million (USD 275,000), seven schools (including 21 classrooms and 40 toilets) were renovated to benefit 4,500 students in areas adjacent to Ad-Dahmir.