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26 Jul 2012 description

Key Points

· Fighting between the SAF and SPLM-N forces continued in parts of Blue Nile State.
· After a re-registration exercise in South Sudan’s Unity State, UNHCR reports that the number of Sudanese refugees in South Sudan has been revised down from 171,000 to some 161,000 people.
· In Abyei, heavy rains continue to reduce mobility, affecting humanitarian operations. The distribution of non-food relief supplies continues in accessible areas.
· Heavy rains and seasonal flooding damages property in parts of Darfur.

19 Jul 2011 description

Key Points

• Fighting in several parts of South Kordofan has continued and severe access restrictions for humanitarian actors remain in place.

• Groups of people displaced from South Kordofan and Abyei area reported in Blue Nile. Some cross into Ethiopia.

• Returns from Sudan to South Sudan continue, with at least 5,000 returns from Khartoum and Kosti reported this week.

• Ethiopian peacekeepers start arriving in the Abyei area.

• An estimated 5,500 refugee returnees from Chad have arrived in Tine, North Darfur and need assistance.