Appeals & Response Plans
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2018
- Sudan: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - Jul 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2016
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2014
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Nov 2013
- Sudan: Flash Floods - Aug 2013
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2012
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Most read reports
- Reports of excessive force against Sudan protests deeply worrying – Bachelet
- Head of Sudan Sanctions Committee Briefs Security Council as Delegates Debate Criteria for Lifting 13-Year-Old Measures, Ongoing Sexual Violence
- Ten things you should know about the latest protests in Sudan
- Sudan: UN experts urge halt to excessive use of force against peaceful protesters
- UNAMID Map 4327 Rev. 38 - January 2019
January 18, 2019
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The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants applauds Ethiopia’s new refugee law allowing refugees to obtain work permits, access primary education, obtain drivers’ licenses, legally register life events such as births and marriages and open up access to national financial services, such as banking.
Today marks one month since the ongoing protests in Sudan broke out. Here are ten facts you should know about the protests that have engulfed the eastern African country:
This is the largest wave of protests against the economic policies and allegations of human rights violations by the government of President Omar al-Bashir since he came to power in 1989.
There have been more than 300 protests in 15 out of Sudan’s 18 states since the protests began.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Ethiopia’s historic new refugee law which will now allow refugees to obtain work permits, access primary education, obtain drivers’ licenses, legally register life events such as births and marriages and open up access to national financial services, such as banking.
Ethiopia’s parliament adopted revisions in its existing refugee law on Thursday (17 January 2019), making it one of the most progressive refugee policies in Africa.
Tchad - L’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) au Tchad a besoin de 1,2 million de dollars pour aider plus de 950 migrants et ressortissants tchadiens déplacés par l’éclatement d’affrontements intercommunautaires autour de deux exploitations aurifères près de la frontière libyenne fin décembre (27-28/12).
Free or Charge Detainees; End Abuse of Critics
(Nairobi) – Security officials in Sudan have killed dozens of protesters and rounded up hundreds since widespread anti-austerity protests began on December 19, 2018, four organizations said today. Sudanese authorities should immediately release or charge those detained in relation to the ongoing protests, four organizations said today.
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Sudan’s Delegate Decries ‘False Facts’ Outlined in Final Expert Panel Report
Speakers in the Security Council today debated the future of sanctions imposed on Sudan more than 13 years ago, as the 15-nation body took up the latest report of the Panel of Experts appointed to monitor those measures against individuals and entities obstructing peace in the Darfur region.
GENEVA (17 January 2019) – Credible reports of the use of excessive force, including live ammunition, by State security forces against protestors across Sudan over the past month are deeply worrying, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Thursday. Bachelet called on the Government to protect the exercise by all of their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, regardless of their political affiliations.
Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 905,831 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 August 2018.
Approximately 231,000 of all the refugees in Ethiopia, have gone through the comprehensive (L3) registration, helping to develop a system to better manage and assist refugees.
This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence as well as protests and other events affecting education.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.
Security Incidents and Access Constraints
Central African Republic
L'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) au Tchad a déclaré vendredi avoir besoin de 1,2 million de dollars pour fournir une aide d'urgence à plus de 950 migrants et ressortissants tchadiens déplacés par des affrontements intercommunautaires autour de deux mines d'or près de la frontière libyenne à la fin du mois de décembre.
The response by the government of Sudan to the continuing protests in various parts of the country such as the use of force by security forces against civilians - including the use of live ammunition - has led to further casualties over the last few days. Furthermore, teargas has been reportedly used against medical personnel and patients in Omdurman hospital.
Food Security Snapshot
- Above-average harvest gathered in 2018
- Average economic growth and slightly increasing inflation rate
- Stable prices of coarse grains compared to last year
- Continued food and humanitarian assistance needed, including for refugees
Above-average harvest gathered in 2018
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Chad requires USD 1.2 million to urgently assist more than 950 migrants and Chadian nationals displaced by inter-communal fighting around two gold mines near the Libyan border at the end of December (27-28/12).
Violence Against Protesters and Medical Workers Must End
Associate Director, Africa Division
The rate and extent of Haiti's recovery after a devastating earthquake is at the center of a trial in New York City that will determine if the Trump administration can end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals.
The case centers around the special status granted to roughly 50,000 people from Haiti to live and work in the U.S. temporarily after the earthquake in 2010. In addition, the Center for Migration Studies estimates that Haitian TPS holders have 27,000 children who were born on U.S. soil.
January 9, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - At least two people were killed and several others were injured in the largest opposition protest that took place in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman on Wednesday after security forces used tear gas and bullets to disperse demonstrators calling for the fall of the regime.
Two protesters were killed in the protests while activists released videos showing injured demonstrators some in the head and chest.
Promptly Investigate Abuses; Hold Those Responsible To Account
(Nairobi) – Sudanese security forces have been using live ammunition and other forms of excessive force against protesters and arbitrarily detaining them.
José Singer (Dominican Republic) said at a Headquarters press conference today that his country’s January presidency of the Security Council will be guided by the United Nations principles of peace, social justice and the rule of law, as it assumes its two-year non-permanent membership.
January 1 st, 2019 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has concluded its medical convoy to the White Nile State, Sudan, with 55 surgeries and 400 medical examinations for the local community and the refugees from South Sudan.
Over seven days, the medical team worked on a daily basis, from early in the morning to late at night. The convoy covered the costs of transportation for patients to and from the hospital, accommodation, medical examinations, surgeries, and medications.