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26 Jun 2018 description

Sudan - Between June 2017 and March 2018, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, helped 615 Sudanese migrants return home voluntarily from Libya, a country in its seventh year of crisis. Supporting migrants to psychologically deal with what they experienced before they came home and helping them set out a plan for their future are key to supporting their reintegration into their communities.

26 Jun 2018 description

Operational Context

The food insecurity in North Darfur and in parts of South Darfur, South Kordofan and White Nile is likely to persist (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification 3) until mid-2018. This is due to continuing restrictions on access to land, limited agricultural labour opportunities and low asset holdings. IDPs are particularly affected.

In addition, the supply chain break of commodities, fuel shortages and instability of the economy country-wide will negatively impact distribution of commodities, for the coming month.

26 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 42,845 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 24 June, with just over 38 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided almost evenly between Greece (30%) and Spain (31%). This compares with 85,751 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 215,997 in 2016.

25 Jun 2018 description

CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report

Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018

A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.

25 Jun 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 24 Jun 2018): 16,350
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 24 Jun 2017): 72,261
Total arrivals 1 Jun - 24 Jun 2018 2,920
Total arrivals 1 Jun - 24 Jun 2017 12,033
Average daily arrivals in June 2018 so far: 122
Average daily arrivals in May 2018: 128
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 24 Jun) 759
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 24 Jun) 1,063
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 24 Jun) 2,132
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 24 Jun) 2,219

25 Jun 2018 description

Delegations will find attached the Council conclusions on the Horn of Africa/Red Sea as adopted at the 3628th meeting of the Council on 25 June 2018.


Council Conclusions on the Horn of Africa/Red Sea

[Red Sea]

25 Jun 2018 description
  • Severe weather, including heavy rain and strong winds, affected Central Darfur (South Sudan) over the past days, causing damages.

  • According to media, as of 25 June at 7.30 UTC, at last 430 houses have been destroyed in the internally displaced people camps in Zalingei area, including the Hamidiya and Hasahisa camps.

25 Jun 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Voluntary Return and Resettlement Commission (VRRC) in South Kordofan said 80,000 people have returned to their original villages in the state.

The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) quoted the VRRC commissioner Osman Youssef al-Masur as saying results of a survey conducted in 68 villages showed that 12,000 families including 80,000 people have returned to the state.

He stressed continued efforts to complete the return of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their original villages.

25 Jun 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar Sunday arrived in the Sudanese capital where he is expected to meet for the second time with President Salva Kiir on Monday.

During their meeting in Addis Ababa on 20 June, the two leaders failed to agree on the outstanding issues, also President Kiir reiterated his rejection to work with Machar personally as First Vice President, a position that poisoned the talks environment.

24 Jun 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 22, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The government of West Darfur State has distributed 600 residential plots to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in El-Geniena locality.

According to semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC), West Darfur’s Minister of Urban Planning Faisal Hassan Haroun said the voluntary return of IDPs is a top priority for his government.

He pointed out that the first batch of 600 residential plots has been distributed to the IDPs who agreed to return voluntarily, stressing intentions to integrate the IDPs into the cities.

24 Jun 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga


A leader of one of the camps for displaced people in Nierteti, Central Darfur, was shot dead by gunmen in his house on Tuesday.

Sheikh Jumaa Mohamed Yousef was one of the leaders of the northern Nierteti camp and responsible for the camp residents in Block 6. He has spoken many times to Radio Dabanga about the issues of displaced people and voiced their needs to the outside world.

24 Jun 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga


Torrential rains on Thursday rain destroyed 430 houses in displaced camps in Zalingei in Central Darfur.

El Shafee Abdallah, the coordinator of Central Darfur camps told Radio Dabanga that the high winds accompanied by rain that lasted all night caused the destruction of 430 houses in the six Zalingei camps.

He said that 147 houses were destroyed at Hamidiya camp and 150 at Hasahisa camp.

He pointed out that large numbers of families are now in the open after the rain destroyed their houses and they lost everything inside.

24 Jun 2018 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
8290th Meeting (AM)

Exclusive Focus on Africa Shows Clear Bias, Says Sudan’s Representative, as Others Stress Immunity of Sitting Presidents

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court pressed the Security Council today to play a more active role in supporting the arrest and transfer of those suspected of mass-atrocity crimes in Darfur, a situation it had referred to The Hague-based tribunal more than 13 years ago.

22 Jun 2018 description

Sudan’s western Darfur region is home to nearly 10 million people and occupies a land mass which is about ten times the size of Belgium. For decades soils, forests, and water resources in this largely arid and conflict-affected region have been depleted at alarming rates.

Erratic rainfall patterns have led to dwindling water supplies. As agricultural yields have declined, farmers are obliged to cultivate larger plots. This has encroached on the land available for herders.

22 Jun 2018 description

June 20, 2018 – On July 9, 2018, the UN Security Council will hold its Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAC), under the presidency of Sweden, current chair of the Security Council Working Group on CAC. At the debate, the Secretary-General (SG) will present his annual report on CAC, pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2225 (2015), covering January 1 to December 31, 2017. Sweden will take the opportunity of the debate to highlight protection of children’s rights and prevention of future violations, and plans to introduce a resolution for adoption.

22 Jun 2018 description

Goz Beïda, 22 June 2018 – More than half of school-aged refugee children in Chad are not enrolled in school. Many of the more than 100,000 unenrolled children were born in refugee camps after their families fled conflict in their native Darfur. The ongoing conflict, which has not end in sight, has kept Darfuri refugees from returning home for more than a decade.