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05 Sep 2018 description

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, Switzerland

Ref: AFR 54/9034/2018

4 September 2018

RE: ADDRESSING THE SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN SUDAN

Excellencies,

14 Aug 2013 description

The protection of civilians in Darfur must have priority

02 Aug 2012 description

Sudan and South Sudan face threat of U.N. sanctions: ultimatum imposed by World Security Council expires in two days’ time

Göttingen, July 31, 2012

16 May 2012 description

More humanitarian help needed – they should not be forced to return!

05 Jan 2012 description

Civilians killed in air raids on villages

Göttingen, 04. Januar 2012

20 Sep 2011 description

New air strikes on civilians in South Kordofan - European Parliament protests - German response lacks clarity

Göttingen, 20. September 2011

22 Jun 2011 description

In June of 2011, the human rights situation in northern Sudan is getting worse as there are further restrictions to the freedom of the press. As the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) announced in Göttingen on Tuesday, 15 peace activists were arrested in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Sunday. They had protested against the escalating war in the Nuba Mountains (Southern Kordofan). In the last few weeks, the authorities have also initiated an investigation against at least ten Sudanese journalists who reported on violations of human rights.

24 May 2011 description

An urgent call for help from Sudan has reached the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) a few minutes ago. The Southern Sudanese physician Dr. Modesto Arkangelo reported to the human rights organization that about 70.000 members of the Dinka Ngok await fast help in the area of Abyei – a region near the border to South Sudan, which is rich in raw materials. They were forced to flee from invading Northern Sudanese troops. "These people left everything behind when their region was attacked last Saturday. They fled to the province Bar al-Ghazal in South Sudan.

19 May 2011 description

Sudanese army bombs civilians in Darfur

Göttingen, 19. Mai 2011

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) has called on the UN Security Council to push for unhindered access for international aid organizations and UN investigators to all of those suffering in Western Sudan.

08 Jan 2011 description

(New York) -- A coalition of human rights and advocacy groups today warned of rising levels of violence in Darfur during and after the referendum on southern self-determination, scheduled to begin on January 9, 2011.

13 Aug 2010 description

Sudan: Officials close off camp with 82,000 Refugees from relief workers

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) has accused the Sudanese government of breaking international law with its blockade of the Kalma Refugee Camp in southern Darfur, in which 82,000 people are currently living. "Humanitarian international law forbids the intentional starving of civilians by a government and further prohibits collective punishment of a civilian population," said Ulrich Delius, the consultant for Africa at the STP, on Friday in Göttingen.

23 Apr 2010 description

60,000 South Sudanese flee from fighting

Fred Noy/UN Göttingen, April 23, 2010

The Society for Threatened Peoples STP (Gesellschaft f=FCr bedrohte Völker GfbV) warned on Friday of a famine in South Sudan. "More than a million people are dependent on international food aid", reported the STP Africa consultant, Ulrich Delius. "The number of people in need of help has quadrupled within a year.

08 Feb 2010 description

Göttingen, February 08, 2010

The warring presidents of Sudan and Chad sign a truce and the president of Chad visits Sudan today . Hopes of peace for Darfur?

As an "important first step for more peace in Darfur" the Society for Threatened Peoples STP (Gesellschaft f=FCr bedrohte Völker GfbV) described the normalizing of relations between the neighbouring stated of Sudan and Chad, which have been at war with each other.

22 Sep 2009 description

Göttingen, 22. September 2009 - The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) is warning of a collapse of the peace process in South Sudan following the death there of more than 100 people in a conflict between ethnic groups on Sunday. "Since January 2009 the violence in South Sudan has increased so much that the civilian population is losing its faith in protection by the authorities and the security forces", reported the GfbV Africa consultant, Ulrich Delius, on Tuesday in Göttingen. More than 2,100 people have died in the conflicts since the beginning of the year.

31 Jul 2009 description

Göttingen, July 31, 2009 - The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) has described the discussion in the Security Council on an extension of the mandate of the UNAMID peace-keeping force for the west of Sudan as "disappointingly lacking in substance". "Instead of asking why the Blue Helmet mission provides so little help for the civilian population the Security Council contents itself with a simple extension of the mission for a third year", criticised the GfbV Africa consultant, Ulrich Delius, on Friday in Göttingen.

26 Feb 2009 description

For the sixth anniversary of the beginning of the genocide in Darfur the Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) presented in Berlin on Wednesday during a human rights campaign 804 Darfur reports by human rights and aid organisations and the United Nations. In the reports there is documentation on 8,500 pages of atrocities which have been committed in the west of Sudan since February 2003.

17 Feb 2009 description

Conflict parties in western Sudan come to an understanding on measures to build up confidence

The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) warned on Tuesday of too much optimism in the search for a peaceful settlement in the Darfur conflict. "The protocol signed last night in Doha (Qatar) between the "Movement for Justice and Equality" (JEM) and the Sudanese government on confidence-building measures is only a first step on the way to peace in Darfur", said the GfbV Sudan expert, Ulrich Delius.