May 4, 2016 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), has provided $ 10 million to the government of Sudan in support to the Syrian refugees who fled war in their country to Sudan.
On Wednesday, UNHCR Representative in Sudan, Mohamed Adar, met senior officials at the Ministry of Interior and Sudanese Commission of Refugees. After the meeting he stated he handed over the international support for the over 100,000 Syrian refugees.
April 28, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) has declared a six-month unilateral cessation of hostilities, and urged African Union mediators to organize a meeting with the government to make it effective.
In October 2015, armed groups from Darfur region, Blue Nile and South Kordofan states announced an unilateral six-month truce. However, since the end of last year, the fighting has been raging in the Two Areas with no end in sight.
By Eric Reeves
There are more than 20 million refugees worldwide—and half of them are children. Moreover, according to the UN High Commission for refugees, 86 percent of these refuges are in “countries considered economically less developed.” But international attention has focused disproportionately on the plight of those from the historical Levant, who continue to turn up in various wealthy European countries that have the power to shape international news and perceptions.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
April 18, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia said it prepares to launch military offensive against South Sudan’s armed Murle militia forces who this week massacred hundreds of its citizens across the border.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, on Monday in a televised statement on the Ethiopian TV vowed that his forces would take punitive military action following the killing of over 200 people.
April 11, 2016 (JUBA) - Authorities in South Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state have declared a state of emergency due to worsening starvation levels and urged aid agencies to assist.
The governor, Rin Tueng Mabor, made the declaration after touring parts of Awerial county, currently hosting thousands of internally displaced persons.
“I appeal to all humanitarian organisations to intervene on the humanitarian situation to deliver emergency food so that people can get food and cultivate,” he said.