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- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
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- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Nov 2013
- Sudan: Flash Floods - Aug 2013
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On 30th June 2015, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-Sudan (SPLM (Sudan)) signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment for the Protection of Children from the Effects of Armed Conflict, and became the first African armed non-State actor (ANSA) to commit to child protection through this tool.
2014 was marked by an increase in the number and intensity of non-international armed conflicts in different contexts and countries. These conflicts are taking a dramatic toll on civilian populations, forcing families to leave their homes or children to enrol as fighters. More than ever, dialogue with armed non-State actors (ANSAs) is necessary for the protection of civilian populations from the effects of armed conflict.
The Sudan Liberation Movement/Army, led by Abdul Wahid (SLM/A-AW) and the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army, led by Mini Minawi (SLM/A-MM) – two major armed non-State actors from Darfur – signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment banning anti-personnel (AP) mines in Geneva on 14 August 2014.
In signing the Deed of Commitment, they agree to prohibit the use, production and transfer of AP mines, to cooperate in humanitarian mine action activities, and to take necessary measures to enforce compliance.
The recent War Report describes 27 on-going non-international armed conflicts in 24 States or territories, all involving armed non-State actors (ANSAs), most of them unequivocally subject to International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Violations of international humanitarian norms are widespread in all of these conflicts, with civilians consistently suffering the most. Many IHL violations – though not all – are committed by ANSAs.
This report was stimulated by a conference on armed non-State actors (ANSAs) and the protection of internally displaced people organized in 2011 jointly by Geneva Call and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. The conference itself followed on from a special edition of Forced Migration Review magazine on ‘Armed non-state actors and displacement’.
On 29th August 2013, a delegation of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) - a leading force of the armed and political opposition in Sudan - comprising the Deputy Chairman Abdelaziz Alhilu and the Secretary General Yasir Arman, signed the Geneva Call Deed of Commitment for Adherence to a Total Ban on Anti-Personnel Mines and for Cooperation in Mine Action in Geneva, Switzerland.
Albert Camus, the French philosopher who was no stranger to insurgencies and resistance movements, warned that "good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding". The motivation behind In Their Words: Perspectives of Armed non-State Actors on the Protection of Children from the Effects of Armed Conflict is to help ensure that international efforts to protect children from the effects of armed conflict, and particularly the impact of armed non-State actors (NSAs), do not fall victim to such a prophecy.
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How peace is failing South Sudanese female combatants and WAAFG
Women and girls formed a significant contingent of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and other armed groups (OAGs)1 during the first and second Sudanese civil wars (1956- 2005). Some fought on the front lines, while others travelled with the armed groups, carrying ammunition and food, and providing sexual services and medical support. Their roles were complex and multifaceted, and while some women served willingly, others were forced into supportive activities against their will.