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This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 19 March – 01 April 2013, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.
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Khartoum, May 6 (SUNA) - About 315,496 refugees returned home from the neighboring countries until last April within the context of national voluntary repatriation. In statement to SUNA, Commissioner of Refugees, Dr Mohamed Ahmed Al Aghbash said that the total number of the Sudanese returnees from Uganda since the year 2005 until April was 162, 386, while the Sudanese returnees from Kenya were 37, 479, besides 49,239 people from Ethiopia and 3,728 from Egypt, 41,832 from Congo, 19,299 from the Central Republic of Africa, 215 from Eritrea and 218 from the other countries. AH/MO
(As this is the last week of the month, this report may contain information related to earlier weeks, for those activities reported on a monthly basis).
- Security situation stable, but cattle raids and looting incidents reported in the Equatoria states.
- UNFPA gears up to conduct advocacy, in preparation for pilot census planned for the second half of April.
- Returns of IDPs ongoing, with caseloads identified for two new potential organized movements.
- Annual global plan for distribution of seeds and tools completed under FAO leadership.
- This year's …
In Southern Sudan, the decades-long internal conflict, which came to an end with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army in January 2005, had a devastating effect on people and resources as well as on governance and the economy. The impact was felt particularly severely in the South, where most of the fighting took place.
The peace talks between the Government and Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) are faltering following demands by the LRA to move the venue of the negotiations from Juba and appoint a new mediator.
Around 8 February, the LRA was spotted crossing the main road Yambio - Nzara - Ezo - Tambura some 20 kilometres west of Nzara. This is a clear shift from their previous westward route, now quite deep into Sudanese territory, about 50 kilometres north of the border.
The security situation in Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria States is relatively stable. An assessment mission to Yambio and Tambura in Western Equatoria confirmed that the two areas are calm and are now pegged to UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) security phase 3 level 2.
In Juba, the population has gone up dramatically and consequently crimes of theft, robbery and arson as well as traffic contraventions have increased significantly.
NAIROBI, 2 April (IRIN) - //This is the sixth of a series of reports on prospects for peace in the Sudan. The reports are being published over two months//
Approximately 465,000 Sudanese were refugees or asylum seekers at the end of 2000: some 200,000 in Uganda, about 70,000 in Ethiopia, an estimated 70,000 in Congo-Kinshasa, at least 55,000 in Kenya, 35,000 in Central African Republic, about 20,000 in Chad, some 12,000 in Egypt, and nearly 2,000 new Sudanese asylum applicants in Europe.