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21 Apr 2015 description

HUMANITARIAN STRATEGY

Context

Humanitarian needs in Sudan are considerable and remain important in scope. Despite years of assistance humanitarian needs are acute and in some cases are expanding. These are predominantly caused by conflict which, in turn, drives displacement and food insecurity.

21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

21 Apr 2015 description
report European Union

The European Union promotes more equitable, open and democratic societies globally. To achieve this, the EU encourages civil society and local authorities to actively participate in partner countries’ public policies. In Sudan, the EU Delegation just launched a 5.5 million EUR worth call for proposals for civil society organizations and local authorities.

21 Apr 2015 description
report SUDO (UK)

Dirty bombs in East Jabal Marra and the RSF continued killing and looting the Civilians in Darfur -14th and 15th April 2015

East Jabal Marra -Dofta village/East of Fanga rea - 14th April

A group of the Rapid Support Forces came to Dofat market and bought some meat from two (2) butchers named (Mohamed Suleiman Musa and Mohamed Abdo-alkareem). When the butchers asked for their money, the RSF opened fire killing the two butchers and walked away.

East Jabal Marra -Tagal village 15th April

21 Apr 2015 description
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Khartoum, 21 April 2015. Sweden has contributed SEK55 million (US $6.4 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). Sweden has been a committed supporter of the CHF, contributing some SEK1.2 billion (US $106 million) since 2006. This valuable contribution comes at a critical time, when funding for humanitarian action in Sudan is scarce and humanitarian needs are growing.

21 Apr 2015 description

“Your silence is a shame to humanity.”

(20 April 2015) A new report launched today by the International Refugee Rights Initiative and the National Human Rights Monitoring Organisation brings the voices of civilians living through the conflict in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan State to the international community.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet
  • President Bashir looks set to extend 25 years in power

  • Main opposition, activists have called for boycott

  • Youth groups call for change, many voters unconvinced

By Shadi Bushra

KHARTOUM, April 19 (Reuters) - When the Arab Spring uprisings burst out four years ago, Bedreldin Mohamed believed that, finally, many of his Sudanese countrymen would join him in calling for an alternative to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, now in his 25th year in power.

20 Apr 2015 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 20, 2015

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

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20 Apr 2015 description
report IRIN

OXFORD, 20 April 2015 (IRIN) - Every time a migrant boat capsizes, a death toll is estimated by aid agencies and reproduced in media reports. But what about that other number? What about all those who die before ever setting foot on a boat? That number may be far higher.

Some 1,600 migrants have died or are missing after trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, including almost 700 who perished in last weekend’s tragedy off Libya, the worst on record.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The head of the National Election Commission NEC), Mukhtar El Asam, announced on Sunday that the number of votes cast in the presidential and parliamentary election reached 4.800 million. 13.8 million Sudanese were eligible to vote.

He predicted that the percentage of the voter turnout will lie between 36 and 38 percent in the end. “It may reach 40 percent”, he said, stressing that the low numbers were expected.

20 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • WFP requires USD45 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

  • The rate of new arrivals has recently slowed in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia but is subject to periodic spikes. However, renewed fighting in Upper Nile State has resulted in an increased number of refugees crossing into Sudan. About 5,000 people crossed into Sudan on 13 April alone.

  • Relocation of refugees to more appropriate sites is ongoing in Ethiopia and Sudan.

20 Apr 2015 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR OCTOBER 2015

20 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

South Sudan: IOM drills two temporary water points in Bentiu until the drilling of two boreholes by UNICEF is complete.

Kenya: Since the onset of the crisis, IOM has provided transportation assistance to a total of 24,026 refugees.

Sudan: Since the onset of the crisis, IOM has registered 67,404 refugees.

18 Apr 2015 description

The IGAD Election Observation Mission deployed to observe the Presidential and General Elections held in the Republic of the Sudan from 13 to 16 April 2015, has concluded its mission successfully. IGAD deployed the mission following an invitation extended by the National Election Commission (NEC) of the Republic of the Sudan.

17 Apr 2015 description

KEY FIGURES

654,215 South Sudanese Refugees (total)

522,812 New arrivals (since 15 Dec. 2013)

131,403 Old caseload (before 15 Dec. 2013)

259,232 Refugees in South Sudan

1.5 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

17 Apr 2015 description
report Small Arms Survey

In 2005, the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)—now South Sudan’s ruling party—signed the Abyei Protocol of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which committed both sides to implementing a referendum to determine whether Abyei would re-join the southern Sudanese states that now constitute South Sudan. A decade later, the referendum has still not taken place due to continuing disagreements over who is eligible to vote.

17 Apr 2015 description

Welcome to the April issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) and also on the ACLED website.