Sudan in General Debate‏

Geneva today 16 September 2014

 General Debate on Human Rights Situations that Require the Attention of the Council

 Italy, speaking on behalf of the European Union, expressed extreme concern about the crises in Ukraine and Iraq and the deterioration of the situation in Sudan and South Sudan. Other issues of concern included the arrest and detention of human rights defenders in China, severe restrictions to freedom of expression in Russia, and actions that restricted the voices of civil society. The European Union expressed concern that Israel’s continuing policy of land confiscation and settlements in the West Bank impacted negatively on Palestinian civilians. Continue reading

بدرين: تقرير الحكومة السودانية عن (أحداث سبتمبر) غير مقبول قانونيا وأخلاقيا

وصف الخبير المستقل المعني بحالة حقوق الإنسان في السودان، مشهود بدرين، تقرير الحكومة السودانية عن أحداث سبتمبر بأنه غير مقبول قانونياً وأخلاقياً، ولا يقدم أي أدلة علي إجراء تحقيق شامل ومستقل في إنتهاكات حقوق الإنسان التي وقعت خلال تلك المظاهرات.

 وقال بدرين، في تقريره لمجلس حقوق الإنسان، ان حديث الحكومة السودانية عن صعوبة تحديد اؤلئك الذين أطلقوا النار في وضح النهار وقتلوا المتظاهرين السلميين غير مقبول أخلاقياً وقانونياً.

 واضاف، ان الحكومة السودانية أقرت بمقتل 85 شخصاً خلال المظاهرات، لكن هنالك أدلة تفيد بأن عدد القتلي يفوق هذا الرقم بكثير.

 وعن تحقيق العدالة، ذكر تقرير الحكومة السودانية ان هنالك 85 بلاغاً قُيدت ضد مجهول، وذلك لعدم توفر شهود عيان لإثبات هوية الذين قتلوا المتظاهرين.

 وفشل التقرير الحكومي عن أحداث سبتمبر، في الإشارة للكيفية التي سيتم بها تحقيق العدالة في مواجهة مرتكبي انتهاكات سبتمبر، وكيفية تدارك الإنتهاكات الخطيرة لحقوق الإنسان. Continue reading

تقرير الخبير المستقل المقدم لمجلس حقوق الإنسان عن الحالة في السودان

نشر مجلس حقوق الإنسان التابع للأمم المتحدة، الخميس، التقرير الذي تسلمه من الخبير المستقل ، مشهود بدرين ، عن حالة وأوضاع حقوق الإنسان في السودان، والذي سيتم عرضه أمام المجلس يومي الثالث والعشرين والرابع والعشرين من سبتمبر الحالي .

 وتشير (الطريق) إلي انه لا تتوفر حتي الآن ترجمة رسمية للتقرير ، ولكن قام فريق تحرير الطريق بترجمة التوصيات الموجهة لحكومة السودان – ترجمة غير رسمية – ، ونشرنا بقية التقرير كاملا باللغة الانجليزية.

 توصيات إلى حكومة السودان

يجب علي حكومة السودان اتخاذ إجراءات ملموسة للتصدي لتحديات حقوق الإنسان العالقة المحددة في هذا التقرير لتحقيق تحسن ملحوظ لحقوق الإنسان على أرض الواقع. تحقيقا لهذه الغاية ينبغي علي الحكومة: Continue reading

UN rights expert urges Sudan to free all political detainees to enable an inclusive national dialogue

الحبيبة الدكتورة مريم الصادق المهدي القيادية بحزب الأمة القومي ونائبة رئيس الحزب

الحبيبة الدكتورة مريم الصادق المهدي القيادية بحزب الأمة القومي ونائبة رئيس الحزب

GENEVA (15 August 2014) – The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, has called for the immediate release of the deputy leader of the Sudan National Umma Party, Meriam Al-Mahdi, the leader of the Sudanese Congress Party, Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, and all other political detainees.

 The human rights expert’s appeal comes after Ms. Al-Mahdi’s arrest and detention on Monday 11 August, and Mr. Al-Sheikh’s continued detention since 8 June 2014. “The arrest and detention of Ms. Al-Mahdi and Mr. Al-Sheikh are not conducive to realizing an inclusive national dialogue proposed by the Government of the Sudan,” he said. “The authorities should show their good faith in taking the national dialogue forward positively.” Continue reading

We Have Failed Darfur’s Victims, International Criminal Court Prosecutor

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda briefs the Security Council on Darfur. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda briefs the Security Council on Darfur. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

 

 

We Have Failed Darfur’s Victims, International Criminal Court Prosecutor

Tells Security Council, Noting Continuing ‘Total Impunity’

Systematic and wide-spread crimes continued to be committed with total impunity in Darfur nearly 10 years since the situation there was referred to the International Criminal Court, Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the Security Council today.

“It is indeed an understatement to say that we have failed Darfur’s victims who continue to bear the brunt of these crimes,” Ms. Bensouda said, presenting her nineteenth report. Continue reading

ICC Prosecutor Urges Support in Arresting Darfur Suspects

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda briefs the Security Council on Darfur. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda briefs the Security Council on Darfur. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

 

UNITED NATIONS — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is asking the U.N. Security Council to take action to help see that individuals indicted in war crimes cases in Sudan’s Darfur region are delivered to The Hague for prosecution.

 Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the 15-nation council that in the almost 10 years since the council first referred the situation in Darfur to the international court, grave crimes still continue unabated because perpetrators think they are safe from arrest and prosecution. Continue reading

Justice for Darfur’s victims mired in political expediency – ICC prosecutor

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda briefs the Security Council on Darfur. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda briefs the Security Council on Darfur. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

17 June 2014 – Challenging the Security Council to take immediate action to protect victims in the ongoing Darfur crisis, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) underscored today that without concrete steps to apprehend those accused of crimes against humanity, the world’s efforts to ensure justice in Darfur could “go down in history as an indefensible failure.”

“What have we achieved in concrete terms? Have we lived up to the expectations of Darfur’s victims? Sadly, the intellectually honest answer is a resounding ‘no,’” Fatou Bensouda said as she began her briefing to the Council with a look back over the nearly 10 years since it had referred the situation in Darfur to the Hague-based Court.

Finding no cause for celebration, especially since no steps have been taken regarding the arrest and surrender of a number of high profile indictees, including Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, she said, the “sad reality is that action from this Council has not been forthcoming when it mattered most for Darfur’s victims.” Continue reading

Wave of nomadic pastoral refugees hits Chad

Photo: UNHCR - Refugee women and children who arrived on their own await pre-registration by UNHCR at Abgadam refugee camp, Chad, in July

Photo: UNHCR - Just over 18,000 of the close to 30,000 Darfur refugees registered in 2013 are in Abgadam

N’DJAMENA, 28 August 2013 – Among the refugees entering southeastern Chad from the Darfur region of neighbouring Sudan in the past few months are thousands of nomadic pastoralists.

 The refugees have been arriving with their cattle in Tissi District, a region along Chad’s border with Darfur and the Central African Republic (CAR), and have been relocated to Abgadam camp (radius 10km), about 40km from the Sudanese border. Continue reading

Darfur: African Union-UN mission recovers body of peacekeeper missing since floods

photo - UNAMID

photo – UNAMID

5 September 2013 – The body of an African Union-United Nations peacekeeper who had been assisting flood victims has been recovered in Darfur, a spokesperson announced today.

“The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reports that one of its patrols has recovered the remains of one of the four peacekeepers reported missing following floods late last month,” the spokesperson told journalists in New York.

Six AU-UN peacekeepers were swept away by powerful currents on 25 August while escorting UN World Food Programme (WFP) trucks to Masteri, west Darfur. Continue reading

Former Darfur refugees scraping by in Chad

Photo: Ann Weru/IRIN A returnee site in Tissi, south-eastern Chad. Tissi has received an influx of thousands of people fleeing violence in neighbouring Darfur

Photo: Ann Weru/IRIN Achta Mahamat Oumar, a 21-year-old widow

Photo: Ann Weru/IRIN Access to potable water remains a major challenge in Tissi

TISSI, 26 August 2013 – Thousands of former Chadian refugees who fled conflict in their country between 2004 and 2009 for neighbouring Darfur in Sudan, have been returning home in the past few months following sporadic inter-communal violence.

These Chadian returnees, alongside thousands of new Darfuri refugees, started crossing into southeastern Chad in January, fleeing a conflict over gold mines in northern Darfur between the Binheissin and Rizeigat ethnic groups, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Continue reading

UN, partners assisting hundreds of thousands affected by floods in Sudan

A man stands on a bus in the Sharg al Nil area of Khartoum, Sudan, where as many as 530,000 people may have been affected since the start of August 2013. Photo: OCHA/Rodraksa

A man stands on a bus in the Sharg al Nil area of Khartoum, Sudan, where as many as 530,000 people may have been affected since the start of August 2013. Photo: OCHA/Rodraksa

August, 27, 2013 – The United Nations and its partners in Sudan are providing emergency support to hundreds of thousands of people that have been affected by flooding since the start of the month, the world body said today.

According to Government estimates, as many as 530,000 people have been affected by the floods triggered by heavy rains across the country, and at least 74,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed by the rapidly rising waters. The area surrounding the capital, Khartoum, has been hardest hit, with some 180,000 people affected. Continue reading

Mohannad Hamdnallah – Flood victim, Sudan: “Our house has completely collapsed”

Mohannad Hamdnallah surveys the remains of his home in Khartoum State. Since early August more than half a million people in 16 Sudanese states have been affected by floods  - Photo: Ayman Elias Ibrahim/IRIN

Mohannad Hamdnallah surveys the remains of his home in Khartoum State. Since early August more than half a million people in 16 Sudanese states have been affected by floods – Photo: Ayman Elias Ibrahim/IRIN

KHARTOUM, 23 August 2013 – More than half a million people in 16 of Sudan’s 18 states have been affected by flooding since early August. The worst affected is Khartoum State, where some 36,000 homes are thought to have been destroyed or damaged.

Among those to lose their house is Mohannad Hamdnallah, a 36-year-old construction worker from Marabie al-Shareef in Sharq al-Nile locality, in the east of Khartoum State. Continue reading

Government says half a million affected by floods

Floods in Sudan have affected thousands of people - UN

Homes surrounded by water and mud in Soba Kongor, Khartoum State - UN

People camped on the side of the road in Sharg El Niel locality, Khartoum State - UN

 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heavy rains and floods may aggravate outbreaks of communicable diseases, especially acute watery diarrhoea, malaria, dengue fever, and Rift Valley fever. Inconsistent chlorination, population movements as well as flooded and destroyed toilets and poor community hygiene practices are considered as risk factors for the potential outbreak and spread of water borne diseases. The Ministry of Health (MoH) – with support from WHO – continues to monitor and report on communicable diseases. So far, the trends of communicable diseases remain within the normal range

OCHA

Below is the Humanitarian Bulletin

Sudan
Issue 33 | 12 – 18 August 2013

 

 

Health Sector bulletin – FLOOD RESPONSE UPDATE

21 AUGUST 2013

 Sudan

 Health situation

 

Heavy rains and floods in Sudan have affected lives and properties of some 65 957 families or 320 000 people.

Damages to properties were reported from 48 localities in 14 states. As of 21 August 2013, there are 48 deaths

and 70 injured.

One of the major health concerns during this emergency is the collapse of 52 856 latrines that pose serious risks

to public health.

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) reported huge gaps related to water chlorination, water quality testing and environmental sanitation. 60% of the breeding sites showed presence of larvae stages, which will develop into mature flies in the next few days or weeks if vector control interventions are not initiated. Khartoum state finalized the first round and started the second round of latrines disinfection targeting collapsed/damaged latrines; this

should be followed by closing disinfected latrines with soil (dumping) to prevent further contamination, an essential activity that is not currently implemented.

Morbidity reports received from Khartoum and Gezeera states indicate increasing trends of Malaria cases over the last 2 weeks. Additional 100 000 Mosquito nets are to cover the needs (2 sets per household).

Below is WHO Sudanfloods Situation Report 19 August 2013

Below is WHO Sudan Health Sector Bulletin Flood update 21 August 2013

 World Health Organization

WHO

 

Sudan, South Sudan must fully implement cooperation agreements

Wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

23 August 2013 – The United Nations Security Council today urged Sudan and South Sudan to immediately implement a series of security and economic agreements and to cooperate with the African Union (AU) to advance towards normalizing the relations between the two countries.

Approving a presidential statement this afternoon, Council members expressed grave concern over ongoing challenges to the implementation of the 27 September 2012 Agreements.

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