HUDO Centre releases Southern Kordofan/Blue Nile six-month human rights report

(27 August 2017) Since June 2011 to present time South Kordufan/ Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile states of Sudan have undergone through conflict. This resulted in many atrocities and different human rights violations intensified by the state of emergency that was declared by Sudan government. The government of Sudan (GoS) later formed the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) a replica of Janjaweed militia. The GoS equipped the RSF with more destructive equipment and enlarged their field of work to include the two states (SK and BN) in addition to Darfur.

The aim of this report is to bring to light the human rights violations and abuses taking place in SK and BN states (government territory) of Sudan and the situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the two states, from January to June 2017. The information included in this report was gathered by trained human rights monitors using information gathering tools developed under the tutorage of Human Rights Capacity Building Program of Amnesty International – Netherlands (HURICAP/ AI-NL) and compiled by trained reporting panel. The report does not cover all incidents that occurred due to many challenges.