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29 Dec 2013 description
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  • The humanitarian community in Sudan is getting ready to provide humanitarian assistance initially to an estimated 350,000 people from South Sudan
  • An estimated 6.1 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, according to the UN Strategic response plan for 2014.
  • Some 4,700 Sudanese refugees who have returned to Central Darfur from Chad in December are receiving assistance.
  • Some 1,000 people have fled their homes as tension between farmers and nomads increases in East Darfur.
26 Dec 2013 description
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· The Darfur Hotline is empowering an estimated 265,000 displaced people living in IDP camps in West Darfur.

· An estimated 55,000 people have been displaced in South Darfur due to inter-tribal fighting, according to HAC and community leaders.

· North Darfur to gain more midwives with the establishment of a Midwife Training Center in the state.

· HAC reports some 19,500 people have returned from various places in Sudan and neighbouring countries to their areas of origin in Blue Nile State in 2013.

18 Dec 2013 description
report Small Arms Survey

The Small Arms Survey is pleased to announce the publication of At an Impasse: The Conflict in Blue Nile, HSBA Working Paper 31, by Claudio Gramizzi, now available for download.

14 Dec 2013 description
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• Some 700 South Sudanese who have been stranded in Khartoum since 2011 start their journey to Aweil, South Sudan.

• HAC reports that thousands of Sudanese refugees in the border areas of Sudan and Ethiopia are expected to return to Blue Nile in 2014.

• Continuing fighting between SAF and SPLM-N in parts of South Kordofan continues to affect civilians, with several people killed, injured and displaced over the past week.

11 Dec 2013 description
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• Some 5,600 people have fled their homes in Blue Nile over the past three weeks as a result of fighting between the SAF and SPLM-N and food insecurity.

• At least 38 people were killed and 6,000 displaced following armed clashes between Hamar and Ma'aliya tribesmen in Um Deibut, West Kordofan.

• The international NGO ARC reports that 10,000 people displaced by fighting between the Salamat and Misseriya in November arrived in Bulbul Timbisco, South Darfur.

28 Nov 2013 description
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  • Over half a million children will not be vaccinated against measles due to the on-going conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, according to UNICEF

  • More than 80,000 people in Government-controlled areas have been vaccinated against yellow fever in four affected localities in the Kordofan region

  • Over 22 million Sudanese or three out of every four lack access to improved sanitation

17 Nov 2013 description
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• About 3,300 people have fled their homes in South Kordofan and Blue Nile over the past week following fighting between SAF and SPLM-N and insecurity.

• The Government of Sudan says it is ready to negotiate with SPLM-N on the implementation of polio vaccinations in SPLM-N areas.

• Ministry of Health and WHO report that 36 suspected cases of yellow fever (including 10 deaths) have been registered in West and South Kordofan states.

21 Oct 2013 description

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-ƒƒ Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes in Sudan in the first six months of 2013 due to inter-tribal violence and fighting between the SAF and armed movements.

-ƒƒ This displacement includes over 310,000 newly displaced people in Darfur, which is more than the number of people displaced in 2011 and 2012 combined.

-ƒƒ Conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile continued to affect civilians, with food insecurity expected to deteriorate further in SPLM-N controlled areas.

10 Oct 2013 description
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• HAC announced that the polio vaccination campaign for children under five in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states will commence on 5 November.

• Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to re-open five border crossings between the two countries.

• Some 5,000 people fled Khamsat and Sharqal Muluk villages in East Darfur’s Abu Jabra locality due to clashes between the Rizeigat and Ma’aliya tribesmen.

08 Oct 2013 description

In Darfur, over two million people have been internally displaced as a result of conflict since 2003.

03 Oct 2013 description
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• New round of fighting between the Misseriya and Salamat tribes in Central Darfur leaves 45 people dead, according to reports received by the UN.

• Insecurity and Government restrictions prevent aid to some 150,000 newly displaced people in East Darfur.

• The highest level of acute food insecurity is projected among IDPs in SPLM-Ncontrolled areas of South Kordofan, according to FEWS NET.

02 Oct 2013 description

Heavy rains were observed across dry areas in bi-modal regions along the Gulf of Guinea.

1) A pronounced late start of seasonal rainfall in July has delayed planting by approximately one month and has reduced crop yields across many parts of Sudan. The onset of continuous seasonal rainfall during September and October now remains critical for several local areas that have planted late. However, with seasonal rains quickly coming to an end, little time remains for additional rainfall.

25 Sep 2013 description

 Some relief to dryness is expected across the Gulf of Guinea region during the end of September.

1) A pronounced late start of seasonal rainfall in July has delayed planting by approximately one month and has reduced crop yields across many parts of Sudan. The onset of continuous seasonal rainfall during mid to late September now remains critical for several local areas that have planted late.

10 Sep 2013 description

Human Rights Council
Twenty-fourth session
Agenda item 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building

Summary

03 Sep 2013 description

In Darfur, over two million people have been internally displaced as a result of conflict since 2003. In addition, there are over 300,000 Darfuri refugees in Chad. Exact numbers of displaced people are hard to determine as some have been displaced on multiple occasions, some were displaced temporarily while others remained displaced for many years, and some are in camps while others are in host communities or left the area. In South Kordofan and Blue Nile, well over a million people have been displaced or severely affected by conflict since 2011.

02 Sep 2013 description

Damazine, August. 31 (SUNA) - Dim Saad border area in the Blue Nile State has witnessed the return of 380 citizen from the refugees camps in neighboring Ethiopia .

Commissioner of Gessan, Mansour Al-Tom, who welcomed the returnees, lauded the Armed Forces, calling on the returnees to practice their normal life after the prevailing of security in the area .

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01 Sep 2013 description
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  • SPLM-N announces a one month ceasefire in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states for flood response.

  • In East Darfur, an estimated 144,000 people have been displaced since 9 August as a result of fighting between the Reizegat and Ma’aliya tribes, according to HAC.

  • According to FEWS NET, the number of food-insecure people in Sudan might increase from 4 million to 4.3 million people during the peak lean season – August to September.

30 Aug 2013 description

White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers.

28 Aug 2013 description

 A slight reduction in rainfall was observed across West Africa, while seasonal rains continued over eastern Africa during the past week.