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16 Jun 2014 description

More than 6 million people need humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Most are in Darfur, where at least 2 million people are internally displaced. In 2014, an additional 255,393 people have been displaced following hostilities. Some 127,182 could return to their homes. Fighting in South Kordofan and Blue Nile also continues to have dire humanitarian consequences; a total of 116,000 peopled have been newly displaced of which the majority have fled to areas with no access.

29 May 2014 description
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• UNHCR reports that by 21 May 84,700 people had arrived in Sudan from South Sudan. The main concern remains the relocation of 30,000 people from Kilo 10 reception site in White Nile State.

• An inter-agency team identifies over 90,000 people, including residents, IDPs and returnees, in Shaeria locality, East Darfur, in need of food assistance.

• Latest FEWS NET reports states that 4.5 million Sudanese are food insecure, including 2.7 million in Darfur.

22 May 2014 description
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• ICRC cuts down the number of its Sudanese staff by 30% amid lack of progress in the resumption of its activities in Sudan.

• Some 38,000 IDPs and South Sudanese arrivals need relief assistance in West Kordofan, according to humanitarian organisations.

• UNHCR reports that 81,500 people arrived from South Sudan in Sudan, an increase of some 800 people from the last week.

• SRCS and SMoH report major gaps in terms of access to sanitation and potable water for 10,000 newly displaced in Rashad town, South Kordofan.

14 May 2014 description

More than 6 million people need humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Most are in Darfur, where at least 2 million people are internally displaced. In 2013, inter-tribal violence and clashes between Government forces and the armed opposition displaced close to 400,000 Darfuris -- more than in any single year since 2004. In the past two months, the situation has further deteriorated. At least 180,000 people are still displaced since February, while some 131,000 could return to their homes.

20 Apr 2014 description
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• HAC reports that close to 6,700 people fled their homes in eastern South Kordofan over the past week following clashes between Government security forces and SPLM-N.

• An estimated 105,000 people in North Darfur who were displaced since February 2014 have returned to their areas of origin by 21 April 2014, according to HAC, local authorities and aid agencies.

• An estimated 224,000 people who fled their homes in North and South Darfur since February 2014 remain displaced.

20 Mar 2014 description
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  • Some 53,000 people who were displaced near the UNAMID team site have returned to their homes in Saraf Omra, North Darfur, according to community leaders

  • An estimated 59,000 people have been displaced from South Darfur’s Um Gunya area as a result of fighting between Government forces and armed movements

  • Some 1,200 people have returned from North Kordofan’s El Rahad area to South Kordofan’s Abu Kershola area as part of an organised return exercise, according to HAC

15 Mar 2014 description

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  • Conflict and instability continue in South Sudan, with over 700,000 IDPs in the country, including 75,000 in the UN Protection of Civilians sites. The conflict has also forced over 240,000 South Sudanese refugees to flee their homes and to cross into Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

13 Mar 2014 description

A total of 6.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. These needs are driven by a series of inter-related trends, including conflict, insecurity, environmental conditions, weak social services and displacement. Some 2.6 million people are either refugees or internally displaced people. In 2013, 380,000 people were newly displaced in Darfur. As of late February 2014, significant displacement took place in South and North Darfur.

15 Feb 2014 description
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• An estimated 27,600 people have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan, according to humanitarian partners.

• UN urges Government of Sudan and SPLM-N to declare an immediate cessation of hostilities and allow humanitarians to provide aid to people in need.

• According to FEWS NET, as of January 2014 an estimated 3.3 million people in Sudan face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) levels of food insecurity.

23 Jan 2014 description
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More people are arriving in border states of Sudan fleeing the armed violence in South Sudan, with current estimates closer to 20,000, according to UNHCR

Humanitarian agencies have provided humanitarian assistance to arrivals from South Sudan in South and West Kordofan while verification, pre-positioning and dispatching of relief aid is continuing

Returns to Um Dukhun town and surrounding villages in Central Darfur have reached over 5,000 people since December 2013

13 Jan 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 11, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Refugees Commission declared that the country is home to 91,500 refugees who are located mainly in the east and border regions with countries experiencing conflict.

The deputy commissioner for refugees Abdullah Suleiman Mohammed told the government-sponsored Sudanese Media Centre (SMC) website that the refugees who are receiving direct support from the government are estimated to be around 75,700 who are present in nine camps.

05 Jan 2014 description
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  • Humanitarians in East Darfur are preparing to respond to a possible influx of an estimated 10,000 people from South Sudan.

  • An estimated 45,000 people displaced due to inter-tribal conflict in East Darfur require humanitarian assistance.

  • In South Kordofan, an estimated 1,000 people fled their homes in El Abassiya and Rashad localities following recent fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF).

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.