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Darfur: New Humanitarian Needs and Aid Delivery Fact Sheet, 14 April 2014

The new wave of insecurity and violence across Darfur that has generated enormous additional humanitarian needs since late February 2014 is continuing. Hostilities and violence involving Government forces supported by the Rapid Support Force, a Government-affiliated militia, armed movements and armed tribal militia in Darfur have spread across much of North and South Darfur, with some spillover effects to Central, West and East Darfur states. The violence continues to affect more people, particularly in parts of North Darfur.

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Five children die, many wounded in East Jebel Marra ‘offensive’

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (15 Apr.) - At least five children have died and many other people injured during a large-scale attack, allegedly by government-backed Rapid Support Services (RSF) militiamen, on East Jebel Marra on Tuesday.

Witnesses fleeing the attack told Radio Dabanga that about 600 militiamen driving vehicles including Land Cruisers launched a large-scale offensive on the villages of Hashaba ,Kutto , Krafula , Kuijr, Tumu , Kadarik , Umm Triter, Abu, Umm Driseiya, Sharafa, and Dali.

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Sudan + 1 other
Sudan Special Report: Price Projections through August 2014

Staple food prices expected to reach record high levels in June

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Bulgaria + 4 others
Bulgaria as a Country of Asylum

UNHCR says asylum conditions improved, warns against transfer of vulnerable people

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 15 April 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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Human security alert: Massive mobilization of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in the Nuba Mountains

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Enough Project

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) is issuing a human security alert for the civilian population of the Kauda Valley in the war-torn Nuba Mountains region of Sudan. Digital Globe Intelligence Solutions (DGIS) imagery has captured a significant mobilization of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) around Rashad, Delaba, and Umm Abdallah in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan, Sudan. The SAF mobilization, which includes the movement of heavy weaponry into the area, appears to be preparation for an assault on Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) bases in the Kauda Valley.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan: Situation Report #23, 14 April 2014

Highlights

  • Following the WFP Executive Director's visit, the Country Office has sent a letter to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs requesting the Government's permission for WFP to use the Sudan corridor, similar to the request which led to the non-objection letter for the Gambella corridor access. Positive discussions with the government of Sudan and South Sudan are currently ongoing.

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Nearly 18,000 newly displaced still living rough in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

DARFUR (14 Apr.) -

Some 8,700 of the newly displaced at El Salam camp in North Darfur, and more than 9,000 at Kalma camp, in South Darfur, are living in dire humanitarian conditions as they lack food, cover, and shelter.

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Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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Chad + 4 others
Les Tchadiens souvent démunis continuent de fuir la RCA

Tchad - Depuis fin décembre 2013, l’OIM a enregistré plus de 95 000 rapatriés Tchadiens, ressortissants centrafricains et autres étrangers souvent démunis arrivant au Tchad depuis la République centrafricaine (RCA).

Non moins de 10 000 Tchadiens et autres ressortissants de pays tiers, notamment des Maliens et des Soudanais, ont fui vers le Cameroun. Les 30 mars et 2 avril, l’OIM a organisé des convois routiers depuis la frontière entre la RCA et le Cameroun vers Moundou au Tchad. Ces convois ont permis le retour de 1 219 migrants bloqués.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 10, 7 – 11 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The crisis has led to a severe deterioration in the food security situation and around 3.7 million people are now at high risk of food insecurity.
    UNHCR and partners are very concerned about the food and nutrition situation, especially for the over 126,000 Sudanese refugees living in Maban, Upper Nile State.

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Sudanese government and SPLM-N rebels to resume talks next week

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Sudan Tribune

April 13, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan people’s Liberation Movement –North (SPLM-N) announced the reception of an invitation from the African mediation to resume peace talks with the Sudanese government next week to end the nearly three year conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

The spokesperson of the SPLM-N negotiating team, Mubarak Aradol, said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Sunday they received an invitation from African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to resume talks on 22 April.

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Chadian refugees robbed in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

AZUM (13 Apr.) - Several Chadian refugees from camp in Um Shalaya in Azum locality, Central Darfur, have been robbed of possessions, money and mobile phones, allegedly by pro-government militiamen

A Sheikhs of the camp told Radio Dabanga that militiamen attacked on Wednesday evening. “They fired into the air. They also broke into the shop refugee Osman Adam and looted all the goods.”

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North Darfur newly displaced fear disease

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Radio Dabanga

KUTUM (13 Apr.) - Citizens displaced by militia attacks on areas northeast of Kutum in North Darfur are complaining of the outbreak and spread of diseases, especially measles.

Listeners have told Radio Dabanga that three weeks after fleeing their villages to the Um Gosen Mountains ,Chaba Hama Gassa, Toro Boro, and Chiraan Kasana, tens of thousands of people – mostly children, women and the elderly – are still living rough.

Callers from the area renewed their demands for humanitarian organisations to speed expedite aid, especially in light of the outbreak of diseases.

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‘Unexploded ordnance’ kills three children in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (13 Apr.) - Three children, as well as several cattle, were killed when a grenade – a suspected remnant of the almost daily Sudanese aerial bombardments of the area – exploded on Sunday in Darfur’s East of Jebel Marra.

One of the relatives of the dead told Radio Dabanga that the bomb killed Zainab Jaqoob Adam (8), Aaron Haj Issa (11), and Tayeb Adam Yahya (no age stated), who were herding livestock.

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South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #37, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Humanitarian organizations are increasingly concerned regarding severely deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan. An estimated 7 million people are vulnerable to food insecurity, with 3.7 million people at high risk, according to the U.N. Malnutrition levels are also increasing, and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 222,700 children may require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the coming months—more than double the number of children requiring treatment in 2013.

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Militiamen kill two, steal livestock in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

Pro-government militiamen shot dead two people and wounded seven others at the entrance of a camp for displaced people in El Fasher locality, North Darfur, on Wednesday.