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30 Aug 2017 description
report European Union

"The presidential pardoning of six Sudanese human rights activists, including Dr Ibrahim Mudawi and Hafiz Idris, detained since December 2016, is a step in the right direction. The European Union expects this to be followed by further steps allowing for an opening of the political space and reinforced respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights in Sudan.

At this important juncture, the EU encourages Sudan to progress further towards national reconciliation and international cooperation. The EU is ready to accompany Sudan in this process."

30 Aug 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Progress Achieved to Protect Children in Past 20-Years Threaten by Ongoing Crisis - UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Annual Report to General Assembly

Attacks on Schools and Denial of Humanitarian Access Particularly Worrisome in 2016

30 Aug 2017 description
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2017 Humanitarian Response Plan Mid-Year Review (July 2017)
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Operational Response Plans (July 2017)

In the first half of 2017, humanitarian needs in South Sudan continued to escalate. The crisis remained first and foremost a protection crisis. The number of people displaced rose to nearly 4 million—including 1.9 million internally displaced and more than 1.9 million refugees—following large-scale government offensives in Jonglei and Upper Nile, and insecurity in the Equatorias. The majority of those displaced were women and children.

30 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Heavy rainfall in El Gezira state destroyed more than 100 houses and caused the displacement of a number of families. No serious injuries were reported.

On Sunday, rains hit Um El Gura locality in El Gezira and destroyed 102 houses. Hundreds of families have reportedly been displaced, and took shelter in a public school.

The representative of the constituency, El Tijani El Kajam, revealed that 320 families were affected. He called upon the civil society organisations to aid the people in the area.

29 Aug 2017 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/1079-SC/12970-PKO/663

Following are Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks as prepared for delivery at the Security Council open debate on United Nations peacekeeping operations, in New York today:

I thank the Security Council and the Egyptian Presidency for this timely reflection on the contribution of United Nations peacekeeping operations to global efforts to sustain peace.

29 Aug 2017 description

QUESTION: So, we were hoping you could maybe talk a little bit more about the centrality of sanctions in humanitarian aid since you mentioned it right off of the top, you know?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Well, of course, humanitarian access is one of the tracks in a five-track plan. And so, while naturally we're concerned about all the tracks, the U.S. in particular is looking at the humanitarian track. And stressing the importance of better humanitarian access. And so that is a good part of what we're doing here in our conversations today.

29 Aug 2017 description

(New York, 29 August 2017): The United Nations humanitarian chief released US$45 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to four neglected emergencies, where more than 21 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance: Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Chad and Sudan. The funds will sustain and scale up critical aid operations by humanitarian partners in these countries, where life-saving needs are alarmingly high but funding is critically low.

29 Aug 2017 description

Department for International Development (DFID) contributes GBP3 million for South Sudanese refugees and host communities

29 August 2017

KHARTOUM, Sudan, 8 August 2017 – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed a GBP £3 million (approximately US $3.8 million) contribution from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) that will provide humanitarian assistance to 150,000 South Sudanese refugees and 15,000 individuals from the host communities in Sudan.

29 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Camps in Central Darfur recorded five deaths caused by cholera between Saturday and Monday. The single isolation centre in Lebei in East Jebel Marra is treating 210 patients with cholera with the help of doctors from Khartoum.

28 Aug 2017 description
report Enough Project

The Enough Project has called on the United States to utilize more effective pressures and incentives to address the root problem in Sudan: the authoritarian, kleptocratic government. Enough Project’s statement begins with key benchmarks, including the need for peace negotiations, cessation of hostilities, and protection of religious freedoms. The statement then identifies a range of options for U.S. policymakers, including network sanctions and anti-money laundering measures, aimed at creating the leverage for these fundamental reforms in the Sudanese state.

28 Aug 2017 description

Monday, August 28, 2017

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: I wish to offer my sincere thank you to all of you, in particular to the Governor, for the very warm welcome today.

My visit here to North Darfur today not only demonstrates USAID's continuing concern and support for the people of Sudan, but also shows USAID's long-standing legacy of support here, dating back to the early 1960s.

28 Aug 2017 description

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  • Chad is a low-income, land-locked country that suffers from chronic food insecurity due to the effects of regional conflict, frequent drought, lack of income-generating opportunities and limited access to social services. An estimated 4.7 million people in Chad require humanitarian assistance, including approximately 3.5 million food-insecure individuals.