(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.
In many conflicts around the world children are not safe. As the former UN Secretary-General’s Expert on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children noted “[n]ot only are large numbers of children killed and injured…but countless others grow up deprived of their material and emotional needs, including the structures that give meaning to social and cultural life. The entire fabric of their societies – their homes, schools, health systems and religious institutions – is torn to pieces.” The ongoing conflicts in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur states are no exception.
Incidents slightly decrease but casualities increase. The impact of the conflict on children was particularly marked
(2 August 2016) The Government of Sudan (GoS) continued its “summer offensive” in April 2016 characterised by two major trends. Firstly, it continued with the ground offensive it began in March 2016, pressing hard against the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) particularly in the counties of Heiban, Delami and Umdorien. Secondly, it tried to consolidate its positions in the villages it had captured from SPLA-N, namely Alazrag village (in Heiban County) and Mardis village (in Delami County).
Children again the unacceptable victims of the conflict
Attacks against civiliand in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile (also known as the “Two Areas”) continued in May, albeit at a reduced rate compared to incidents reported during the previous two months. Our monitors recorded a total of 29 incidents in the Two Areas with the majority of them (20 out of the 29) taking place in Southern Kordofan’s Heiban County resulting in the deaths of six children from a single incident.