(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.
On March 20th, 2019, two young adults were killed by the explosion of a suspected landmine around Hajar Bago village, in Heiban county, within the SPLM/A-N controlled area of South Kordofan (about 15 Km north of Heiban town and about 30 Km north of Kauda).
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(15 February 2019) This issue addresses rising food insecurity due to food scarcity and rising prices, malnutrition rising in the Western Jebels, widesread livestock diseases and cattle raids threatening livelihoods, and military build ups along the front lines.
(7 January 2019) On 12thDecember 2018, two females were raped by Popular Defense Forces (PDF) soldiers in Umbrambeta/ Sudan. One of the victims is underage. The victims reported the case to the community leader but no further action was taken.
Ceasefire has not ended abuses by government forces and pro-government militia
This report covers the period March – September 2018. Both sides of the conflict, the Sudan government and the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N), claimed to be respecting unilateral ceasefires throughout the reporting period.
(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.
(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.
(February 16, 2018) Projections for the coming
- There remains little to no access to basic pediatric care or medical supplies in both South Kordofan and
BlueNile, putting the child population at elevated risk of death from treatable diseases.
- Schools in
BlueNile were not able to resume in October alongtheir typical calendar. By January only schools in Yabus payamwere functioning.
- Tensions remain high in
BlueNile. While active conflict has greatly subsided, mediation between parties to the conflict is needed to ensure stability and provide access for humanitarians.
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.