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31 Jan 2012 description

OVERVIEW

Almost six months after the secession of South Sudan a number of issues remain unresolved between Sudan and South Sudan, including the sharing of oil revenues, border demarcation, the status of the Abyei region, and the return of people of South Sudanese origin who live in Sudan. Conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States continued throughout the 4th quarter of 2011, displacing thousands of civilians.

15 Dec 2011 description

Key Points

· Fighting between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) continued in South Kordofan with heavy clashes reported in the disputed border area of Jaw/White Lake.

· UNHCR reports that some 50,000 refugees have arrived in South Sudan from South Kordofan and Blue Nile since the beginning of the crises. This includes some 20,000 from South Kordofan and some 30,000 from Blue Nile. In addition, UNHCR reports that 33,000 Sudanese refugees from Blue Nile State have arrived in Ethiopia.

15 Dec 2011 description

Fighting in the Abyei region, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states following the secession of South Sudan has resulted in high numbers of displaced or severely affected people. In Darfur, while there have been several outbreaks of localized fighting since the beginning of 2011, an increasing number of returns of refugees and IDPs to more stable areas has been witnessed. Meanwhile, a large-scale movement of people of South Sudanese origin from Sudan to South Sudan continues.

12 Dec 2011 description

RATIONALE

The analysis of the different realities in Sudan (Darfur, Abyei, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile, as well as North-South returns) suggests that significant humanitarian needs will remain in 2012. Although continuous engagement will be required in 2012, the European Commission humanitarian funding support will mainly depend on three elements 1) needs, 2) access and 3)the capacity to implement humanitarian activities in a principled way. The latter elements remain important constraints in Sudan.

09 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 9 December 2011 (IRIN) - Aid agencies must now plan for worsening humanitarian conditions in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states where ongoing conflict pitting the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) against the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has resulted in the mass displacement of civilians towards South Sudan’s Unity and Upper Nile states and into neighbouring Ethiopia.

08 Dec 2011 description

Key Points

• Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) continues to affect civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

• The number of Sudanese refugees who have taken refuge in Ethiopia and South Sudan reaches some 81,700 people.

• In the Abyei area, up to 200 people are crossing the Banton Bridge daily from Agok to areas north of the Bahr el Arab/Kiir River.

• IOM and UNHCR are preparing to transport some 3,000 returnees from Kosti to South Sudan.

30 Nov 2011 description

Key Points

• Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) continues in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, causing significant civilian displacement.

• Following the bombing of Yida in South Sudan, UNHCR plans to facilitate the voluntary relocation of some Sudanese refugees from the Yida site to safer locations further south.

• Some 36,000 Sudanese refugees are estimated to be in Ethiopia, in three refugee camps (Sherkole, Tongo and Fugnido) as well as at Adimazin Transit Centre.

23 Nov 2011 description
report Enough Project

SHERKOLE Refugee Camp, Ethiopia -- “The signals were there” for war to return to his home state of Blue Nile, said Aziz. He sat on a wooden bench among a group of men, mostly refugees who also fled from fighting in the state. Yusaf spoke to Enough alongside Ibrahim, Ali, and Osman, all of whom came from the town of Baw. Given their statements, all are likely active SPLM-North party members.

23 Nov 2011 description

Key Points

• According to UN reports, on 12 November aerial bombing by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) was reported in Wadega, in southern Blue Nile State, resulting in a number of people killed and many casualties.

• UNHCR reports that up to 7,000 Sudanese refugees from Blue Nile State are believed to be in the border areas in Upper Nile State, South Sudan.

22 Nov 2011 description

Food security likely to worsen earlier than usual due to insecurity and poor harvest

22 Nov 2011 description

November 18, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario―Today, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced 25 new initiatives to further Canada's support to Africa. Minister Oda referenced these projects in a recent speech delivered to African Heads of Missions meeting in Ottawa.

17 Nov 2011 description
report Enough Project

Posted by Amanda Hsiao

SHERKOLE REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia -- Miriam was listless as she spoke, sitting on a plastic mat outside of a tukul in the refugee camp. “I can’t even make any sense out of it because it’s too fresh in my mind,” she said, patting a crying young child clamoring for her attention. “My mind is still gripped by this,” Miriam said as she began to tell about the day fighting broke out in the town of Wad el-Mahi in Sudan’s Blue Nile state.

“What happened are the problems that have been brought to us by Omar al-Bashir,” she said.

15 Nov 2011 description

TONGO, Ethiopia, November 15 (UNHCR) – Santino Samuel John has a recurring nightmare. In it, an Antonov plane drones overhead, swooping down on his home as his terrified son Obama runs to hide. But even when he wakes up, he finds himself living a real recurring nightmare of a refugee forced to flee his home for the second time.

10 Nov 2011 description

Key Points

  • On 3 November the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) re-entered Kurmuk in Blue Nile State.

  • UNCHR reports new wave of refugees crossing the border into Ethiopia from Blue Nile State.
    Some 33,000 Sudanese have crossed into Ethiopia since September 2011.

  • Following continued clashes between SAF and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in South Kordofan State, more civilians are reportedly fleeing into South Sudan.

  • The reconstruction of the Banton Bridge linking Abyei to Agok was completed this week.

06 Nov 2011 description
report Enough Project

Posted by Nenad Marinkovic on Nov 04, 2011

JUBA, South Sudan -- Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, have taken control of the stronghold of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North, or SPLA-N, in Kurmuk town, near the Ethiopian border.

03 Nov 2011 description

Key Points

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement -North (SPLM-N) forces continues to affect civilians in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

  • Some 2,000 more Sudanese civilians fled from Blue Nile State into Ethiopia, bringing the total number of Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia to 28,700 people.

  • Fighting is expected to have a major impact on food security for IDPs and other people affected by the fighting in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

28 Oct 2011 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

27 Oct 2011 description

Fighting in the three Protocol Areas following the secession of South Sudan has resulted in large-scale population displacements. In Darfur, while there have been several outbreaks of localized fighting since the beginning of 2011, an increasing number of returns of refugees and IDPs to more stable areas has been witnessed. Meanwhile, a large-scale movement of people of South Sudanese origin from Sudan to South Sudan continues.