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18 Jan 2013 description
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18 Jan 2013 - Dr Mukesh Kapila, Special Representative for the Aegis Trust and former UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, has just travelled 1000km through Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile, where international humanitarian relief access has been blocked since armed conflict erupted there between the Sudanese Government and opposition groups in June 2011. Hundreds of thousands of displaced people remain in the two areas, where Government bombing has severely hampered agricultural activity for the past 18 months, triggering desperate food shortages.

29 Sep 2012 description
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28 Sept 2012 - Outcomes of the Presidential Summit between Sudan and South Sudan announced on 27th September 2012 are an important step in reaching peace between the two neighbouring countries. The ongoing human rights catastrophe however, and its devastating humanitarian consequences in the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions of Sudan, remain unaddressed.

05 Jun 2012 description
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5 June 2012 - A year ago today, Sudanese Government forces in Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan State, commenced a massacre of Nuba civilians. Using hit lists, they targeted anyone associated with the SPLM-North – the section of the SPLM that was based in the Nuba Mountains, in contested areas north of the new border between Sudan and South Sudan. Special provisions for these areas had been made in the ‘Comprehensive Peace Agreement’ – the peace deal which ended a two-decade war between the southern rebels of the SPLM and the Sudanese Government in Khartoum.

24 May 2012 description
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24 May 2012 - International agencies last week raised the alarm that conditions for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in Sudan and South Sudan – already inadequate – are about to get far worse with the onset of the rainy season.

18 Jan 2012 description
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Dr Mukesh Kapila, Special Advisor to the Aegis Trust and former UN Resident Coordinator in Sudan, was blocked from visiting refugee camps in eastern Chad last week and then expelled by the Chadian authorities before he could get the chance to meet even one of the nearly 300,000 Darfuri refugees still languishing in desert camps ten years after the start of the Darfur crisis.

01 Jul 2011 description

Violations of peace agreement should trigger further sanctions

(1 July 2011) With only days before South Sudan is due to secede on 9 July, Sudan is the closest to war that it has been since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between North and South Sudan in January 2005, said a global coalition of NGOs.

04 May 2011 description

To United Nations Security Council Members:

Dear Ambassador,

Yesterday, state elections began in the critical Sudanese border state of Southern Kordofan, the final elections to be conducted under the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). Free, fair and peaceful elections and close attention to post-election processes will be essential for stability both in Southern Kordofan and across 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.

25 Nov 2010 description

Executive Summary

1.1 In 2011, Southern Sudan will vote in a referendum on whether or not to become an independent state.

1.2 The referendum comes six years after the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement brought a formal end to the 22-year conflict between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army. An estimated two million people were killed in Sudan and four millions displaced between 1983 and 2005.

14 Jul 2010 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Renewing the PledgeThe clock is ticking fast towards what might be the most important date in modern sudanese history - two referenda in Sudan that are likely to result in the breakup of Africa's largest state. With six months remaining until 9 January 2011, the scheduled date of the referenda, the run-up to, and outcome of, the vote must be managed with extreme care.

04 Sep 2009 description
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Posted by: AnnaMacdonald in Sudan, Darfur

30 Aug 2009 description
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When we can, Aegis supports the work of REACT - which provides educational materials for Darfuri refugees in Chad.

You can see some of the efforts in this (exhausting) video on REACT's recent triathlon teams.

To donate please go visit my fundraising page for REACT - it's all in the past now but your money still goes to a very good cause.

04 Jun 2009 description

Des ONG appellent les membres du Conseil de sécurité à exiger que le Soudan coopère avec la Cour

(New York, La Haye, 4 juin 2009) - Les membres du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies devraient exprimer leur soutien ferme aux efforts de la Cour pénale internationale pour que justice soit rendue aux victimes de crimes au Darfour, a déclaré aujourd'hui Justice pour le Darfour, un réseau d'organisations africaines, arabes et internationales de défense des droits de l'Homme.

17 May 2009 description
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The Aegis Trust welcomes the arrival in the Hague of Bahar Idriss Abu Garda, leader of the United Redemption Front (URF), in response to the summons issued under seal by the International Criminal Court on 7 May for his suspected role in the attack on the African Union base at Haskanita, North Darfur, in October 2007.

14 May 2009 description
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Today, legendary recording artist and human rights campaigner Peter Gabriel has taken the lead on the 'fast for Darfur', initiated by Mia Farrow on 27 April.

04 Feb 2009 description
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Independent sources on the ground confirm that the Justice and Equality Movement force which was holding Muhajeriya, South Darfur, has made a complete withdrawal to between 50km and 60km from the town and is not, as claimed by the Sudanese Government, using the town's civilian population for cover.

Many of the town's civilian residents have already fled due to expectation of a Government ground attack, and due to extensive aerial bombardment in the area, which again continued overnight.

At this time, an estimated 3,000 households - 15,000 to 20,000 people - remain in …

10 Oct 2008 description
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The Aegis Trust has received credible eyewitness reports that Janjaweed militia from the Maalia and Rizeigat tribes, estimated to be 300-strong, travelling in jeeps and armed with kalashnikovs, are massing outside the Darfur town of Muhajeriya. Reliable sources on the ground confirm that these are the same militia responsible for the attack on Muhajeriya in October 2007. According to eyewitness testimony, in the past week they have destroyed the village of Sinet, together with several smaller villages in its vicinity, to the northeast of Muhajeriya.

30 Sep 2008 description
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I. Introduction

Over the past five years Darfur has seen indiscriminate aerial bombardment, humanitarian assistance obstructed, and scorched earth tactics which deliberately target civilians.

The conflict has resulted in around 300,000 deaths, the destruction of around 3,000 villages - particularly those from the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa tribes - and the forced displacement of over 2.5 million people(1). Since the beginning of 2008, government forces, militias and rebel groups have all committed abuses, including looting and rapes, without being held accountable(2).

31 Jul 2008 description
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On anniversary of Darfur mission, a new report targets Czech Republic, India, Italy, Romania, Spain and Ukraine for needed peacekeeping helicopters

New York - Marking the one year anniversary of U.N.