Sudan

AU-UN mission in Darfur extra-vigilant in wake of attacks on civilian camps

Following a series of armed attacks on camps hosting displaced Sudanese in central Darfur, the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission there has urged all parties to respect designated humanitarian areas, which it says should be free of weapons, threats, and violence.

‘Acute concern’ for safety of Sudanese girl sentenced to hang: human rights office

UN human rights office (OHCHR) Spokesperson, Ravina Shamdasani, said on Friday there was growing concern for the safety of Noura Hussein Hammad Daoud, who is appealing against her death sentence by a Sudanese court for fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, after allegedly being raped by him and suffering other gender-based violence.

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Step up humanitarian support to 7.1 million people and invest in Sudan’s development: UN relief chief

The United Nations humanitarian chief urged the international community to step up life-saving humanitarian support to 7.1 million vulnerable Sudanese on Monday, and invest more in the country’s social-economic development.

News in Brief 14 May 2018

  • UN Secretary-General ‘profoundly alarmed’ over Gaza developments
  • Closure of North Korea nuclear test site will contribute to peace: UN chief
  • Remove activists, indigenous people from Philippines ‘terrorist’ list: UN experts
  • Sudan urged to halt execution of teen accused of murdering her husband
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‘Durable solutions’ needed for durable peace in Darfur, UN envoy tells Security Council

The overall security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region “remains calm”, despite continuing low-level skirmishes, a top United Nations envoy said on Thursday; updating the Security Council on the UN mission’s work on the ground.

Darfur population growth putting a strain on water access

Population growth around the major cities in Darfur is having an impact on access to safe drinking water.

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UN envoy urges hold-out armed groups to sign accord for durable peace in Sudan’s Darfur

While the security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region remained stable, the causes of the conflict – and their related consequences – have been largely unaddressed, the head of the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission said Wednesday, calling on hold-out armed groups to sign the foundational 2011 peace agreement without delay.

UN and Africa: Growing new lives for rural women in Sudan & CAR aid chief

Welcome to our latest UN and Africa podcast, from UN News.

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UN envoy on conflict-related sexual violence reports on visits to Iraq and Sudan

A senior United Nations official has stressed the need to ensure survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Iraq are fully protected and that perpetrators are brought to justice.

West Darfur town declared free of explosive remnants of war

Thousands of residents in the West Darfur town of Kereinek are celebrating their area being declared free of unexploded ordnance and explosive remnants of war.

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