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11 Dec 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese security has captured 4 human traffickers as they were preparing to take 57 foreign nationals towards the Libyan border.

The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) Sunday said the victims were hidden at a house in East Nile locality, east of Khartoum, pointing that the police is still searching for 3 other traffickers.

It added the initial legal action was taken against the human traffickers.

17 Nov 2018 description
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November 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Commission of Refugees (SCR) said 400 Ethiopian refugees have arrived in the eastern state of Gedaref following ethnic clashes between Amhara and Tigray.

Sudan’s commissioner of refugees Hamad al-Gizouli said the Ethiopian refugees have entered Sudan through Gallabat and Metemma border crossing points between the two countries.

17 Jul 2018 description
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July 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Higher Committee to Combat Human Trafficking said it would develop a national anti-trafficking strategy as well as activating existing laws to counter the phenomenon in accordance with the established international standards.

In a meeting chaired by Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman on Sunday, the committee discussed legal frameworks to combat human trafficking besides humanitarian and social effects of the phenomenon.

29 Apr 2018 description
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April 28, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Member of the government delegation to the Two Areas talks Abdel-Rahman Abu Median said large numbers of Sudanese refugees have returned to the Blue Nile from Ethiopia.

Blue Nile State and neighbouring South Kordofan state have been the scene of violent conflict between the SPLM-N and the Sudanese army since 2011.

Abu Median disclosed refugees have voluntarily returned to their original areas in Kurmuk, Gisan and Wad Al-Mahi due to the stable security situation in the state.

21 Apr 2018 description
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April 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - A government official at the Blue Nile State on Friday said thousands of refugees have recently returned to the state from South Sudan and Ethiopia.

Blue Nile State and neighbouring South Kordofan state have been the scene of violent conflict between the SPLM-N and the Sudanese army since 2011.

The commissioner of Bau county of the Blue Nile State Abdel-Ghani Digais said his county is witnessing the voluntary return of displaced persons as well as refugees from Ethiopia and South Sudan.

25 Jan 2017 description
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January 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Secretary General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) Tuesday has called for a new political process and requested the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution committing the Sudanese parties to the implementation of the international humanitarian law.

Yasir Aram made his call during a closed informal meeting through a video conference with the UN Security Council to explain the Movement’s position on the humanitarian and peace talks with the Sudanese government.

28 Dec 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 28, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese politician Mubarak al-Fadil al-Mahdi Tuesday said that the Sudanese government accepted that 20% of the humanitarian aid passes through Ethiopia, as it is demanded by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) but the latter denied the claim.

18 Jan 2016 description
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January 17, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The technical committee tasked with redrawing the border between Sudan and Ethiopia said it would complete its work on the ground during this year.

In November 2014, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Sudan’s President Omer al-Bashir instructed their foreign ministers to set up a date for resuming borders demarcation after it had stopped following the death of Ethiopia’s former Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi.

07 Jul 2015 description
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July 6, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) said that 3000 South Sudanese families have recently arrived in Sudan’s White Nile state bringing the total number of refugees from the newborn country in the state 84,000 refugees.

SRCS executive director in the White Nile, Osama Osman, said that 3197 families have arrived in the seven cantonment sites in the state from June 1 to July 5, 2015.

13 Jan 2014 description
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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.

14 Aug 2013 description
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August 13, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Three airplanes carrying Qatari and Ethiopian relief for the Sudanese affected by the recent floods have arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday as fresh official figures pointed that the number of the affected population has reached 23.000 people.

Two of the three planes were from Qatar in line with orders of Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani and besides 80 tons of relief items were also carrying a search and rescue team.

01 Jan 2013 description
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December 31, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - More than a million Sudanese currently live in constant fear of bombing and artillery attacks in the country’s rebel-held territories, an aid organisation linked to one of Sudan’s main rebel groups said in a report published on 30 December.

The report, compiled by the Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SRRA), paints a horrifying picture of the fate of more than one million Sudanese reportedly living in the Sudanese states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

24 Oct 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 23, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) has disputed allegations by the Sudanese army (SAF) about the death of civilians during a new bout of mortar attack it launched on the capital of South Kordofan State on Tuesday, saying it only targeted positions of government forces.

SAF’s spokesperson Al-Sawarmi Khalid Saad said that two children died and 8 civilians sustained injuries as a result of the new attack SPLM-N carried out on Kadugli town.

29 Aug 2012 description
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August 28, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudan people’s Liberation Movement –North (SPLM-N) accused Khartoum government of hampering the humanitarian access to the civilians in its controlled areas and announced they will ask to deliver the aid through the neighbouring South Sudan and Ethiopia.

The Sudanese government and the rebel group earlier this month endorsed a humanitarian plan elaborated by the U.N. aide agencies, African Union and Arab League to reach civilians in the rebel held areas.

06 Jul 2012 description
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June 4, 2012 (PARIS) – Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) leadership discussed with new French government officials on Wednesday the political situation in Sudan and humanitarian crisis in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

Agar and Arman are in Paris for the first time since the election of Socialist President François Hollande last May to brief the French officials about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the southern Sudan states where the rebels fight against Khartoum government.

28 Jun 2012 description
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June 27, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government gave on Wednesday the green light to start a UN operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to civilians in the areas held by the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM°-N).

Khartoum since last year refused to allow access to aid workers to the areas held by the Sudanese rebels in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan and southern parts of Blue Nile state saying rebels will also benefit from such humanitarian support.

22 May 2012 description
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21 May, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Interior Minister Ibrahim Ahmad Mahmoud has revealed that their estimates on the number of Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries are vastly different from those of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Speaking at a session of the council of states in the capital Khartoum on Monday, Mahmoud said that his ministry estimates the number of Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries to be in the region of 244,000.

12 May 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 11, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Continued insecurity in Sudan’s border regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile has created an additional refugee population in neighboring South Sudan and Ethiopia, the UN reported on Friday.

UN has already estimated that more than 418,000 people have been displaced since fighting between Sudanese government forces and indigenous rebels erupted in South Kordofan in June last year and later spread to Blue Nile in September.

31 Jan 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 30, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Some 17.000 Sudanese refugees returned recently to their homeland in the Blue Nile, announced Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Monday.

Fight broke up between the Sudanese army and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement –North (SPLM-N) in the Blue Nile on the first day of September 2011 as direct result for the clashes with Khartoum in the south Kordofan state since June of last year.

12 Sep 2011 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 10, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — A Sudanese official estimated the number of Blue Nile refugees at five thousand while the army said it had broken the siege imposed by rebels on Giessan town near the Ethiopian border.

On 9 September, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported that the fight, which started one week ago, between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and rebel group the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) continues to drive civilians out of their homes and into exile in Ethiopia.