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18 Aug 2017 description
report Sudan Consortium

There are currently four major refugee camps, Kaya, Yousif Batil, Gendirasa and Doro, in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan, mainly hosting refugees from Sudan's Blue Nile (BN) State. By mid-2016, the four camps were estimated to host 130,000 refugees in a highly militarised and tense context “with 60,000 frustrated Mabanese, about 17,000 IDPs, at least six armed militias and not nearly enough food”. By 31 May 2017, it was estimated that the camps had 141,341 refugees.

29 Jun 2017 description
report Sudan Consortium

As communities in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states heave a sigh of relief from the absence of aerial bombardments, the Sudanese Armed Forces and the government sponsored Popular Defence Forces militia continue to breach the ceasefire through violent looting incursions into the SPLA/M-N controlled areas of Southern Kordofan.

08 Feb 2017 description
report Sudan Consortium

During the months of October and November 2016 incidents of human rights violations in Southern Kordofan (SK) seemed to be on the rise following a lull in the fighting over the previous few months and the humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate. There were nine shelling incidents, generating 89 shells, one looting incident, one bombing incident and one abduction, with three people injured. The shelling incidents created a lot of fear among the population, discouraging some from going to the fields.

31 Dec 2016 description
report Sudan Consortium

Since June 2016, the incidents of violence and human rights violations carried out by Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in Southern Kordofan (SK) and Blue Nile (BN) states (also known as the “Two Areas”) have reduced significantly. This is not unusual for the time of the year since the period June to November is the rainy season and fighting has traditionally been low as roads are flooded and rendered impassable for any military operations. The difference this time is that the President of Sudan, Omar Al Bashir, declared a four month ceasefire on 17 June 2016.

23 Dec 2016 description

(20 December 2016) A prominent Sudanese human rights defender (HRD), Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, is currently detained incommunicado by the country’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). Dr. Mudawi was arrested at the University of Khartoum, where he is a professor, on 7 December 2016 alongside his longtime driver, Adam El Sheikh Mukhtar. Both men are currently being held without charge or access to their families and lawyers at NISS headquarters near Shande Bus Station.

03 Nov 2016 description
report Sudan Consortium

INTRODUCTION

In many conflicts around the world children are not safe. As the former UN Secretary-General's Expert on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children noted “[n]ot only are large numbers of children killed and injured…but countless others grow up deprived of their material and emotional needs, including the structures that give meaning to social and cultural life. The entire fabric of their societies – their homes, schools, health systems and religious institutions – is torn to pieces.”

27 Oct 2016 description
report Sudan Consortium

(27 October 2016) The month of June saw the fewest reported incidents of violence and human rights violations carried out directly or indirectly by Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states since January 2016. Most of the incidents reported were carried out before the declaration of a four month ceasefire by Sudan’s President, Omar Al Bashir, on 17 June 2016. Whilst a welcome relief for the civilians of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, the period of the ceasefire corresponds with the rainy season when fighting has traditionally been extremely low.

29 Aug 2016 description
report Sudan Consortium

The Sudan Consortium has been working with a group of trusted local Sudanese partners who have been monitoring human rights violations committed against the civilian population in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile since the current conflict began in 2011.

We believe that this information provides strong evidence that civilians are being directly and deliberately targeted by the Sudanese government in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile as all the attacks referred to in this report were launched against areas that were clearly identifiable as civilian in character.

04 Aug 2016 description
report Sudan Consortium

*The Sudan Consortium has been working with a group of trusted local Sudanese partners who have been monitoring human rights violations committed against the civilian population in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile since the current conflict began in 2011.

We believe that this information provides strong evidence that civilians are being directly and deliberately targeted by the Sudanese government in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile as all the attacks referred to in this report were launched against areas that were clearly identifiable as civilian in character.*

29 Jun 2016 description
report Sudan Consortium

The Sudan Consortium has been working with a group of trusted local Sudanese partners who have been monitoring human rights violations committed against the civilian population in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile since the current conflict began in 2011.1 We believe that this information provides strong evidence that civilians are being directly and deliberately targeted by the Sudanese government in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile as all the attacks referred to in this report were launched against areas that were clearly identifiable as civilian in character.

20 Jun 2016 description
report Sudan Consortium

(20 June 2016) Today, on World Refugee Day, we, the undersigned individuals and civil society organisations, wish to draw attention to a number of the human rights violations serving as push factors for Sudan’s refugees and internally displaced.

19 Jun 2016 description
report Sudan Consortium

19 June 2016

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict the undersigned 24 individuals and civil society organisations call on the Sudanese government to end the widespread sexual violence committed by its security forces and to reverse the atmosphere of impunity that fosters it.

15 Jun 2016 description

Your excellencies,

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, call on the 6th Ordinary Summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Heads of State and Government to take urgent action to address the ongoing security and humanitarian crisis in Sudan, including by establishing a joint commission of inquiry to investigate the situation.

02 Jun 2016 description
report Sudan Consortium

Kampala (27th May 2016). The Sudan Consortium proudly announces the launch of its latest publication “Gender Under Bombardment- Gender Disparities in SPLM/ANorth Controlled Areas of Nuba Mountains, Southern Kordofan”.

11 May 2016 description
report Sudan Consortium

The Sudan Consortium has been working with a group of trusted local Sudanese partners who have been monitoring human rights violations committed against the civilian population in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile since the current conflict began in 2011. Some of these partners have now constituted a local organisation, the National Human Rights Monitors Organisation (NHRMO). Unless otherwise cited, information in this report, including all photos, were gathered by these monitors.

05 May 2016 description

3 May 2016 To: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

ACHPR Commissioner on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan, Mr Lawrence Mute

Government of Sudan

UN Human Rights Council

UN Independent Expert on the situation of Human Rights in Sudan, Mr Aristide Nononsi

UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Maina Kiai

cc: African Union Peace and Security Council

UN Security Council

Re. Open Letter concerning excessive use of force by Sudanese authorities

20 Apr 2016 description
report Sudan Consortium

Since the beginning of the current round of conflict in Southern Kordofan (SK) and Blue Nile (BN) civilians have been injured, killed, detained, abducted and displaced on a massive scale. The number of attacks rose sharply between 2013 and 2014 and continued apace in 2015. There has been a 78% increase in bombing incidents in 2015 compared to 2012. Monitoring on the ground has shown that bombings coincide disproportionately with planting and harvesting cycles, as well as market days, suggesting a deliberate plan to decimate the local economy.

26 Nov 2015 description
report Sudan Consortium

The Sudan Consortium has been working with a trusted group of local Sudanese partners who have been working on the ground in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile since the current conflict began in 2011. Some of these partners have now constituted a local organisation, the National Human Rights Monitors Organisation (NHRMO). Unless otherwise cited, information in this report, including all photos, were gathered by these monitors.

16 Oct 2015 description
report Sudan Consortium

In the two last months, the situation continued to deteriorate in Southern Kordofan (SK) and Blue Nile (BN). In July and August 2015, attacks against civilians in the two areas continued although on a reduced scale from the previous months as a result of the rainy season, which is generally associated with a reduction in the number of attacks. There was, however, a substantial increase in the number of attacks as compared with the previous rainy season.

29 Jul 2015 description
report Sudan Consortium

After four years of conflict in Southern Kordofan (SK) and Blue Nile (BN), civilians continue to be heavily affected by aerial bombardment and ground fighting carried out by the Sudanese government. Since the beginning of the war, civilians have been displaced on a massive scale, injured, killed, detained or abducted in SK and BN. Moreover, the government of Sudan continues to deny independent humanitarian access increasing the suffering and the vulnerability of civilians leaving in the Two Areas.