SKBN Coordination Unit: Humanitarian Update August 2019

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(16 August 2019) At the peak of the lean season in the SPLM-N controlled areas of south Kordofan and Blue Nile the food supply for communities is stressed. Heavy rain reported in Blue Nile in June is estimated by local authorities to have destroyed crops of 95% of people along the Yabus River, affecting about 300 feddans (126 hectares) of arable land. In Moguf, area local authorities estimate that about 35% of land was affected by floods.

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HUDO Center: Urgent Action: Arrest and death caused by torture

(13 September 2018) On 8th September 2018, Mr. Aldouma M. Osman died at Um-Rawaba hospital as a result of torture. He was tortured by the Military Intelligence (MI) in Al-Abbasiya after being arrested together with other eight (8) civilians. They were arrested for criticizing a negligent military driver who caused an accident that resulted in serious injuries.

SKBN CU: Humanitarian Update May 2018

(19 June 2018) 

  • Food stock levels lower in Blue Nile than in 2017. 
  • Food prices likely to continue rising due to fuel crisis in Sudan. 
  • The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, stressed the need for unhindered humanitarian access, including to areas controlled by non-state armed groups, during his visit to Sudan in May. 

SKBN Coordination Unit: Humanitarian Update January 2018

(February 16, 2018) Projections for the coming leans season suggest food stocks from the ongoing harvest will last through April in South Kordofan and through March in Blue Nile. This leaves a substantial gap as the next harvest would begin, at earliest, in August.

  • There remains little to no access to basic pediatric care or medical supplies in both South Kordofan and Blue Nile, putting the child population at elevated risk of death from treatable diseases.
  • Schools in Blue Nile were not able to resume in October along their typical calendar. By January only schools in Yabus payam were functioning.
  • Tensions remain high in Blue Nile. While active conflict has greatly subsided, mediation between parties to the conflict is needed to ensure stability and provide access for humanitarians.

HUDO: COURT TRIAL OF NISS/SUDAN AGAINST PASTORS AND ACTIVIST

The fourteenth (14th) court hearing was held on 5th December 2016. The session was before Justice Dr. Osama M. Abdalla at Khartoum Centre court and all parties were present. During this session, the complainant (NISS representative) was questioned again (re-examined) by the accusation panel. Thereafter, the first accusation’s witness delivered his testimony and questioned by both lawyers panels. The judge adjourned court to 12th December 2016.