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15 Nov 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13582

On 24 October 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan was briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, on the current situation regarding sexual violence in Sudan and particularly Darfur.

15 Nov 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13578
15 NOVEMBER 2018
SECURITY COUNCIL
8400TH MEETING (AM)

The Security Council today decided to extend until 15 May 2019 the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) ‑ operating in an oil-rich contested area on the border of Sudan and South Sudan ‑ while simultaneously reducing the Mission’s military troops and increasing its police presence.

15 Nov 2018 description

Overview

During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

15 Nov 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Cameroon

05 October 2018: In Tole region, Fako department, soldiers entered an IDP camp and began shooting, leaving three civilians dead. No further information specified. Source: ACLED

Central African Republic

31 October 2018: In Batangafo town, Ouham prefecture, clashes between unidentified armed groups led to three IDP camps being set on fire, leaving around 27,000 persons without a home. Sources:
RJDH, MSF and ACLED

14 Nov 2018 description

Between August and October this year, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) held meetings on Libya, Lesotho, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, Burundi, the Central African Republic (CAR), Darfur and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Very few new initiatives, however, were launched. In some cases, such as Burundi, the PSC again called for action by the region – in this instance, the East African Community (EAC) – and in others, such as the CAR, it expressed support for the African Union (AU) initiative in the country.

14 Nov 2018 description
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Khartoum, 14 November 2018 – Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a three-day subnational immunization days campaign (SNIDs), taking place on 12–14 November 2018, to maintain the country’s polio-free status.

13 Nov 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Community leaders in Nyala's Otash camp for displaced people reported that more than 200 people died because of disease and a lack of food in the past three months.

Sheikhs and omdas in Otash camp, South Darfur, conducted a survey which indicated that 284 people, mostly elderly and children, died in the past three months. Results pointed out that causes of death included a deterioration in health and hygiene following the collapse of toilets.

One of the sheikhs told Radio Dabanga that also malnutrition and diseases were reported causes of death.

13 Nov 2018 description

Tunis – The Ministry of Labour of Libya convened a round table discussion yesterday (12/11), with the support of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with Libya’s regional partners to discuss effective mechanisms of labour migration management to enhance the benefits of migration to the State of Libya, to the countries of origin of migrants residing in Libya, and to migrants themselves.

13 Nov 2018 description

On 4 November 2018, UNAMID inaugurated five Community Stabilization Projects (CSP) aimed at promoting rule of law, supporting education and empowering at-risk youth in Mournei Locality, West Darfur.

Funded by UNAMID’s Governance and Community Stabilization Section (GCSS), the projects include a formal court house, prosecution office, police station, youth centre and secondary school for girls, in support of the Mission’s on-going stabilization endeavours.

12 Nov 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has handed over four sites to the Sudanese government as part of the Mission’s exit strategy from the region.

The Mission on November 1st has withdrawn from the team site at Labado area in East Darfur State. Also, the Mission on 4 November handed over its site at Mukjar area in Central Darfur State to the Sudanese government.

Moreover, the Mission on 8 November handed over the team site at Ambro, North Darfur State to the government in the presence of officials from both sides.

10 Nov 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 9, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Three armed groups in Darfur region extended the unilateral cessation of hostilities for three months, and called for the resumption of talks to reach a political solution to the conflict based on the African Union-brokered roadmap agreement.

The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnwi (SLM-MM) and Sudan Liberation Movement-Transitional Council (SLM-TC) Friday declared "an immediate extension of their unilateral Cessation of Hostilities for Humanitarian Purposes".

09 Nov 2018 description
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November 9 th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a medical convoy to Sudan, on a medical mission of treating 4,000 patients and performing 500 cataract surgeries in El-Obeid, the state of North Kurdufan.

The project is implemented in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, the Ministry of Health's provincial office, and the National Health Insurance Fund.

09 Nov 2018 description

Rockero, 5 November 2018 – Significant improvements in the security situation in Rockero town, Central Darfur, have paved way for development and created room for the United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to start projects that will benefit the community.

To consolidate the gains of the prevailing peace and stability, UNAMID plans to embark on various projects in the locality. Several assessments have been conducted to establish the community’s priority needs, with the most recent assessment being from 8 to 10 October 2018.

08 Nov 2018 description

Conflict is a central factor in the geography of Africa’s food insecurity. The acuteness of this insecurity deepens the longer a conflict continues.

Conflict in Africa continues to be a major contributor to the continent’s food security challenges. Ongoing violence disrupts farming, livelihoods, and market functions, weakening household resilience to drought and other pressures. Conflict also restricts movement, preventing some communities from accessing humanitarian assistance. An assessment of Africa’s areas of acute food insecurity reveals these findings:

08 Nov 2018 description

By Inna Lazareva

TEL AVIV, Nov 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the concrete bowels of a vast bus station in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, a group of children gathers in the evening to play and dance to songs blaring from a CD player.

Their parents are African migrants who work until late, struggling to earn enough to put food on the table.

While their children have access to state education in Israel, they face hardships, support workers said.

07 Nov 2018 description

Yesterday, during bilateral meetings in Washington, D.C., Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and the Sudanese Foreign Minister Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed discussed the launch of the “Phase II” framework for our bilateral engagement. Phase II is designed to expand our bilateral cooperation, facilitate meaningful reforms to enhance stability in Sudan, and achieve further progress in a number of areas of longstanding concern. The United States welcomes Sudan’s commitment to making progress in key areas.

06 Nov 2018 description

Nairobi – Eight countries in the East and Horn of Africa have committed to the establishment of “inter-agency cross-border technical working groups” that would facilitate the implementation of 22 identified good practices meant to boost cooperation and improve the efficiency of border operations.

06 Nov 2018 description

Geneva — IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 100,630 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 4 November, including 49,013 to Spain, the region’s most active destination point this year, with just under 50 per cent of all 2018 arrivals. The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 154,825 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 337,773 at this point in 2016 (see chart below).

05 Nov 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

6 million people are at crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity

2 million internally displaced people need humanitarian assistance

930 000 refugees, including 760 000 from South Sudan

2.3 million acutely malnourished children (source: UNICEF/MoH, OCHA, Aug. 2018)

EU humanitarian funding: €23 million in 2018

Introduction

05 Nov 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Governor (Wali) of North Darfur, Sharif Samouh, has announced plans for the three camps of El Fasher for displaced people – Abu Shouk, El Salam, and Zamzam – to be turned into fully serviced residential districts.

The governor's announcement came during a consultative meeting that included a number of administrative and native leaderships for the three camps, in addition to the director of the state security and intelligence services, the representative of the Rapid Support Forces commander, and the humanitarian aid coordinator.