Seven Killed in Sudan as Protesters Rally on Uprising Anniversary

Seven protesters were shot to death in Sudan on Thursday, medics said, as large crowds took to the streets despite heavy security and a communications blackout to rally against the military leadership that seized power eight months ago.In central Khartoum, security forces fired tear gas and water cannons in the afternoon as they tried to prevent swelling numbers of protesters from marching toward the presidential palace, witnesses said.They estimated the…

Tonj community urge peaceful measures after deadly clashes

Community leaders of the greater Tonj in the South Sudan’s State of Warrap have appealed for peaceful measures as a way to defuse tension and halt violence against armed civilians in Tonj north county where armed confrontation had claimed several lives and destroyed properties.Several houses were also set ablaze, resulting in the displacement of the local population after an armed youth group overrun a military camp in the area on…

Local NGO providing access to clean water in Warrap State

Communities in Gogrial West County of South Sudan’s Warrap State can now access clean drinking water, after years.The initiative is part of the support from Community Initiative for Development Agency (CIDA), a non-governmental organisations founded in 2015.CIDA’s Executive Director, Gabriel Pap Nyok said the project, targeting returnees and host communities is supported by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) through the Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) funding.“We have just…

Sudanese army denies capturing Ethiopian soldiers

KHARTOUM — The Sudanese army on Tuesday denied press reports that the army captured Ethiopian soldiers on the Sudan-Ethiopia border amid an escalating crisis between the two countries.“News reports concerning the activities of the forces and the capture of Ethiopian soldiers in the Fashaga region were circulating. The news is incorrect and misleading,” the office of the Sudanese army spokesman said in a statement.“The Sudanese Armed Forces reaffirm that it…

Sudan: Voices of Protesters Should Be Heard, Not Sidelined

“We are determined in our peacefulness despite the repression that we are confronting.”Mohamed OsmanResearcher, AfricaSudan’s tenacious street protesters and other supporters of the social movement have continued to take to the streets and find ways to express their resistance to the country’s October 2021 military coup. They’ve faced the military’s organized repression, including the use of lethal force, and widespread unlawful detentions. For over seven months Sudanese have lived under…

South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan – 2021 Year End Report

Regional Situation OverviewIn 2021, South Sudan marked the 10th anniversary of its independence and the eighth year of conflict within the country. This protracted situation remained the largest refugee crisis in Africa with close to 2.33 million South Sudanese refugees living in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. It continued to be characterized as a children's crisis with children constituting some 65 per cent of…

Population Data Analysis Regional Bureau for Southern Africa, April 2022

OverviewAs of the end of April 2022, Southern Africa hosts around 7.8 million persons of concern (PoCs) to UNHCR. This includes 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers, 6.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as others of concern and refugee returnees. The number increased from March 2022 by 1 per cent mainly due to the updated number of IDPs in Mozambique. The DRC represents 78 per cent of the regional…

West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (21 – 27 June 2022)

MaliUS$4 MILLION FROM THE UN CERF TO RESPOND TO THE DISPLACEMENT CRISIS IN MENAKAOn 24 June, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, allocated US$4 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide urgent aid to the displacement crisis in the Menaka region. Since March 2022, clashes between armed groups in this region have resulted in several hundred deaths and displaced approximately…