Sudanese refugee Amal Bakith cooks the first breakfast for her children a day after arriving in Ajuong Thok camp, South Sudan. During their long journey from South Kordofan, they had only rotten food to eat. Photo: UNHCR/Rocco Nuri
22 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement by the Sudanese Government of a four-month unilateral cessation of hostilities, beginning on 18 June 2016, in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.
In a statement issued this afternoon by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban also welcomed the six-month unilateral cessation of hostilities declared by the Sudan Revolutionary Forces in the Two Areas and Darfur on 28 April 2016.
“These commitments should ease the suffering of the people living in the affected areas,” said the statement, through which the UN chief also urged the parties to allow and facilitate urgently needed humanitarian access to these areas.
Further to the statement, the Secretary General reiterated his call for the parties which have not signed the Road-map proposed by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to do so, and to continue talks with the Sudanese Government and other parties engaged in dialogue inside Sudan to reach agreement on a process for final peace through inclusive national dialogue.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemn Monday’s attacks by armed groups on a Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp and the shooting at a nearby market in Sortoni, North Darfur. The attacks resulted in the killing of five people, including two children and the wounding of several individuals, including a peacekeeper from Ethiopia serving with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Continue reading
Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam
Khartoum, 28 April 2016
As I conclude my second visit as Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, I would like to first thank all of you for attending this press briefing. I would also like to express my appreciation to the Government of Sudan for its invitation and cooperation with the mandate I represent, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Khartoum, and UNAMID for their kind support to facilitate my visit from 14 to 28 April 2015.
During my visit to Khartoum, I met with a wide variety of stakeholders, including the State Minister of Foreign Affairs, the State Minister of Justice, the State Minister of Defence, the State Minister of Finance, the Chief Justice and representatives of the judiciary, the Advisory Council for Human Rights, the National Commission for Human Rights, Parliamentarians, the Commissioner-General of the Humanitarian Aid Commission, the National Commission for Human Rights, various specialized units of different ministries, the Director in charge of training and capacity building of the National Intelligence and Security Service, the Khartoum Bar Association, members of political parties, academia, civil society, and the diplomatic community. I also had the opportunity to travel to Southern Kordofan where I met with the regional authorities. In addition, I travelled to two Darfur States, including visits to Zam Zam IDP camp and to the model village of Thabit in North Darfur, as well as to Khor Omer camp in East Darfur. I also met with the Walis of North and East Darfur States, respective state officials, the Head of the Darfur Regional Authority, UN country team, UNAMID and civil society actors. Continue reading
Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, on a visit to El Fasher in North Darfur, Sudan, May 2015. Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam
GENEVA (12 April 2016) – The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, will carry out his second mission to the country from 14 to 28 April 2016 to assess the efforts being undertaken by the Sudanese Government to comply with its international human rights obligations.
“My assessment will focus on the protection of basic fundamental rights of Sudanese people, including civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights, with particular emphasis on the situation of internally displaced persons,” noted the Independent Expert.
The Secretary-General welcomes the latest initiative of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan to bring together the Government of the Republic of the Sudan, the National Umma Party, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North, Justice and Equality Movement and Sudan Liberation Movement/Minni Minawi to reach an agreement on a cessation of hostilities, humanitarian access and assistance and an inclusive national dialogue process. Continue reading
Khartoum, 27 March 2016 – In an important milestone for the protection of children in Sudan, the Government signed an Action Plan with the United Nations to prevent the recruitment and use of children by Sudan Government Security Forces. The United Nations welcomes the Government’s commitment to protect children from violations in armed conflict.
“We will work to promote and protect children’s rights in areas of armed conflict and displacement. We are also committed to strengthen existing mechanisms that are included in the Child Act of 2010 and the Sudan Armed Forces law, ” said His Excellency Ibrahim Adam Ibrahim, State Minister of Social Welfare.
The State Minister of Social Welfare signed the Action Plan on behalf of the Sudanese Government in a high-level ceremony that took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was attended by cabinet ministers to highlight the Government’s determination to turn the page on the recruitment and use of children. Continue reading
المندوب الدائم للسودان لدى الأمم المتحدة عمر دهب فضل – UN Photo/Loey Felipe
جدد مجلس الأمن اليوم (10 فبراير) ولاية فريق الخبراء المعني بلجنة العقوبات والمعين بموجب القرار 1591 لعام 2005. وأكد القرار الجديد رقم (2265) الذي تبناه أعضاء المجلس بالإجماع على ضرورة وضع حد للعنف والتجاوزات المتواصلة في دارفور وأهمية التصدي للأسباب الجذرية للنزاع في إطار السعي إلى إقامة سلام دائم
وتعقيبا على قرار المجلس، قال السفير عمر دهب فضل، المندوب الدائم للسودان لدى الأمم المتحدة، إن القرارات المختلفة لمجلس الأمن تنحو إلى تحميل حكومة السودان مسؤولية الأعمال الإجرامية والإرهابية التي تقوم بها المجموعات المسلحة المارقة حيث لا يوجد في تلك القرارات ما يدين قيامها بهذه الأعمال، بل مطالبة متكررة لحكومة السودان بالقبض عليهم وتقديمهم للعدالة
Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran
ارتفع عدد النازحين الذين لجأوا إلى المنطقة المحيطة بموقع بعثة اليوناميد الميداني بسرتوني، شمال دارفور ليصل إلى14,770 شخصا، من بينهم 1,493 رجلا و4,097 امرأة إضافة إلى 9,180 طفلا
وتُمثل هذه الأعداد زيادة نسبتها أكثر 52 بالمئة في ظرف 24 ساعة فقط بسب القصف الجوي المُكثف بعد ظهر 25 يناير 2016 . وفي 26 يناير، وصل فريق يضمُ برنامج الأغذية العالمي ومنظمات وطنية غير حكومية إلى قاعدة البعثة بسرتوني بهدف إجراء تحققٍ ومسحٍ سريعين لتقييم الاحتياجات الإنسانية
ووصلت ثلاث عشرة أسرة نزحت مؤخراً إلى معسكر رواندا للنازحين في طويلة، شمال دارفور، فأصبح بذلك عدد الذين نزحوا إلى هناك 3,264 شخصا، ويشمل هذا العدد معسكري رواندا وأرقو، فيما تقومُ منظمات الإغاثة بتوفيرِ المساعدات الإنسانية الضرورية للنازحين
On 24 January 2016, officials from the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) visited Anka and Umm Rai, North Darfur, and interacted with the displaced population who spoke about their concerns regarding the lack of food, shelter, water resources and medical facilities. Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam
27 January 2016 – The United Nations today expressed grave concern over the impact of the ongoing hostilities in Darfur on thousands of civilians who have been forced to flee their homes amid the conflict that began two weeks ago.
Initial reports by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) indicate that about 19,000 civilians have fled into North Darfur state, and up to 15,000 into Central Darfur state, following fighting in the mountainous Jebel Marra region that straddles three Darfur states.
According to a statement issued by the Africa Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), these figures represent more than a 52 per cent increase in just 24 hours, reportedly caused by intensified aerial bombings carried out on Monday.
“The protection of civilians remains our paramount concern during conflict,” said the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Marta Ruedas, in a separate statement.
A displaced mother prepares food for her child outside the UNAMID base in Um Baru, North Darfur. UN Photo/Hamid Abdulsalam
25 January 2016 – Against the backdrop of renewed military confrontation, the political process to resolve the conflict in Darfur through dialogue remains fragmented with limited progress, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today informed the UN Security Council.
“Major armed movements and opposition parties continue to boycott the current national dialogue framework,” the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, told the 15-member body during a briefing on the situation in Sudan’s strife-torn region. Continue reading