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UNAMID's Prisons Advisory Unit Conducts Training-of-Trainers

On 21 April 2014, UNAMID’s Rule of Law-Prisons Advisory Unit, in collaboration with the state Prisons Administration, organised a graduation ceremony for 65 newly recruited prisons personnel who participated in a month-long training programme on human rights and prisons duties. The occasion also marked a Training-of-Trainers (ToT) initiative that targeted 33 participants from the prisons system across all five states in Darfur.

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African Rights Commission: Focus on Angola, Sudan

In Luanda, Raise Concerns About Host Country, Killings of Sudanese Protesters

(Johannesburg, April 25, 2014) – The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights should focus attention on recent human rights violations in Angola and Sudan in its upcoming session, Human Rights Watch said today. The commission will meet in Luanda, Angola from April 28 to May 12, 2014.

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Resumed peace talks between Sudan government and SPLM-N collapse

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Radio Dabanga

ADDIS ABABA (24 Apr.) - The peace negotiations between the Sudanese government and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) on South Kordofan and Blue Nile which were resumed in Addis Ababa on Tuesday have not lead to a break-through. Both sides stuck to their considerably diverging positions. Therefore they agreed today to return the matter again to the chairman of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), Thabo Mbeki.

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Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update – April 2014

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Central African Republic, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), Yemen and Syria. In particular, the update highlights the recruitment and use of children, including through youth mobilization, in South Sudan, and provides recommendations on the re-prioritizing of the UNMISS mandate.

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Upsurge in Darfur Violence Has Led to Mass Displacement of Civilians, United Nations Peacekeeping Chief Tells Security Council

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7159th Meeting (AM)

Sudan’s Representative Urges Armed Movements to Sign Peace Document

Following a period of calm, violence had returned to Darfur, the Security Council heard today as it evaluated the effectiveness of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping operation there.

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Arrivals from South Sudan to Sudan: 15th December 2013 - 23rd April 2014

Situation:


  • Over 62,300 persons have arrived in Sudan

  • 45,000 persons have received humanitarian assistance (specific assistance only).

  • Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan.

  • Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have received 2,496 (IOM)

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Conflict-related sexual violence - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2014/181)

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2013, is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) , in which the Council requested me to submit annual reports on the implementation of resolutions 1820 (2008) , 1888 (2009) , 1960 (2010) and 2106 (2013) with regard to conflict - related sexual violence. The report presents information on parties to conflict credibly suspected of committing or being responsible for acts of rape and other forms of sexual violence.

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Central African Republic Situation Report No. 22 (as of 23 April 2014)

Food distributions and medical, nutrition, NFI and WASH support are provided through an emergency allocation of US$250,000 from the Common Humanitarian Fund.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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More than 224,000 new displaced in Darfur yet to return

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM (24 Apr.) -

About 105,000 people newly displaced by violence in North Darfur since February 2014 have returned to their areas of origin by 21 April 2014. Yet in many places in Darfur people remain displaced, many of them lacking adequate shelter, food and water.

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Non-food relief to be distributed among North Darfur's displaced

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Radio Dabanga

EL FASHER/MURNEI (24 Apr.) -

An estimated 8,900 internally displaced people are in need of water and sanitation assistance, as well as food, health services, emergency shelter and non-food relief supplies, in Shagra area, west of El Fasher city.

According to the Sudanese Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) on 17 April, these newly displaced people, who are mostly women and children, fled their homes in rural areas of El Fasher locality in North Darfur. The areas were plundered by the government's paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 20, 21 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relocation of 14,000 IDP households from UNMISS Tongping to UN House is scheduled to begin by the end of April

  • 621 children under five received Routine Immunization in Unity and Upper Nile this reporting period

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World + 3 others
Humanitarian negotiations with armed non-state actors: key lessons from Afghanistan, Sudan and Somalia

Analysis of armed groups has been largely neglected in the literature on humanitarian principles and aid worker security, and agencies often lack the information they need to engage with these actors to help people affected.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 16 | 14 - 20 April 2014

More than 6,700 people fled their homes over the past week following clashes between security forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Sudan condemns Bentiu atrocities, accuses Juba of using Darfur rebels

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Sudan Tribune

April 23, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has denounced the killing of Sudanese nationals after South Sudanese rebels took control of the Unity state capital of Bentiu earlier this month.

Khartoum further accused Juba of using Sudanese rebel groups in its fight against rebels allied to former vice-president Riek Machar considering the move a violation of the security agreements signed between the countries.

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Abbala, Beni Hussein clash in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN (23 Apr.) - A number of people were killed and others wounded in clashes between members of the Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, North Darfur, on Saturday and Sunday.

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Darfur civil society initiative calls for resumption of peace negotiations

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM (23 Apr.) - A group of Darfuri civil society members, united in the Initiative in Support of the Peace Process in Darfur, have handed a memorandum to the head of Unamid in which they call for the resumption of peace negotiations. The Initiative plans to hand a copy to the President of Sudan.

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Abbala herders release livestock by force on North Darfur farmlands; thousands displaced

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Radio Dabanga

TAWILA LOCALITY (23 Apr.) - About 7,000 people were displaced in Tawila locality in North Darfur when Abbala camel herders attacked their villages, and released their livestock on their farmlands on Saturday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, fleeing villagers reported that a large group of Abbala tribesmen on camels and horses, and others in vehicles attacked the area of Jeleih, 15 km north of Tawila town, on Saturday. “They continuously fired shots into the air, which resulted in the wounding of a number of people. About 7,000 people fled towards Tawila town.”

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Newly displaced continue to arrive at El Salam camp in South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EL SALAM CAMP (23 Apr.) A group of 22 families from Gireida locality reached El Salam camp for the displaced in South Darfur on Monday. Six families arrived from the Bembere refugee camp in the Central African Republic.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #19, 21 April 2014

Highlights

 Following heavy fighting in Bentiu (Unity State) on 14 and 15 April, the number of people displaced inside the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site increased to 23,000, up from 4,000 just a week ago. With the current water supply, IDPs are receiving less than two liters of water per person per day. There is now just one latrine per 317 people.

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Angola + 12 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook April 24 – April 30, 2014

  • Decreased amounts of precipitation were observed across parts of Ethiopia during the middle of April