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Little progress on disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan

New York: Despite the strengthening of the relationship between Sudan and South Sudan, little progress has been made regarding the disputed Abyei region, the head of UN Peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.

Sudan ready to return to international role but first needs support, Prime Minister says

New York: Sudan is eager to again contribute to the international community but will need assistance as it works to revitalize its tattered economy, Prime Minister Abdalla Adam Hamdok told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

$1.8 billion pledged to assist Sudan’s people on the road to peace and democracy

New York/IBNS: A High-Level Sudan Partnership Conference took place on Thursday gathering some 50 countries and international organizations together in Berlin, generating pledges to bolster the African nation’s economic and political transformation to the tune of $1.8 billion, and discuss the challenges that lie ahead.

Arrest of Sudanese war crimes suspect ‘extremely significant’: UN rights chief

New York/IBNS: The arrest of Ali Muhammad Ali Abd–Al-Rahman, commonly known as Ali Kushayb, an alleged former Janjaweed militia leader in the restive Darfur region of Sudan, has been hailed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as an “extremely significant development”.

Sudan: Coronavirus could be tipping point for ‘untold suffering’, Bachelet urges sanctions relief

New York/IBNS: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government and people of Sudan could experience “untold suffering” unless donors act fast to shore up a country still in transition, the top UN human rights official warned on Tuesday.

UN ‘fully mobilized’ to support the Sudanese people, Security Council hears

New York/IBNS: The “exceptional circumstances” of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the peace process in Sudan as well as the drawing down of the United Nations mission there, the head of UN peacekeeping updated the Security Council on Friday.

Coronavirus restrictions hamper aid access for Sudanese in need

New York/IBNS: The United Nations and its partners are putting in place alternative plans to ensure the continuity of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, as measures taken by the Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are having an impact on aid access, deliveries and services.

UNHCR delivers much-needed aid to Sudanese refugees in Chad

New York/IBNS: Nearly 94 tonnes of emergency aid has been airlifted into Chad to support thousands of people who have fled ongoing violence in Sudan’s West Darfur state, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday.

Sudan Prime Minister survives attempted assassination

New York/IBNS: Sudan’s Prime Minister survived a reported assassination attempt in the capital Khartoum on Monday, tweeting after the incident that he was “safe and in good shape”.

Sudan: Lives of traumatized, displaced women in West Darfur under threat

New York/IBNS: Ongoing instability in Sudan’s West Darfur region has left the lives, health and safety of thousands of women hanging in the balance, according to the  United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA.

Sudan: Intercommunal clashes displace tens of thousands in volatile Darfur region

New York/IBNS: Around 40,000 have been displaced in Sudan’s West Darfur State in recent days, following intercommunal clashes, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday, citing Sudanese Government data.

Sudan urged to step up protection, restore peace, following West Darfur violence

New York/IBNS: Authorities in Sudan are being urged to restore peace and order in the wake of intercommunal clashes in West Darfur state which erupted on Sunday and left 65 people dead, 54 injured, and thousands displaced.

Sudan: UN mission envoy commends signing of Darfur framework agreement

New York/IBNS: The joint chief mediator for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, UNAMID, welcomed on Monday a framework agreement between the Transitional Government of Sudan and the Darfur armed movements that was signed during peace talks in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday.

‘Unique opportunity’ to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan

New York/IBNS: Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan “have never been closer” to reaching a sustainable peace with each other, and their own internal armed opposition groups, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.

Sudan at the start of ‘long road to recovery’, UN chief tells high-level meeting

New York: Sudan is now on the long road to socio-economic recovery, following the establishment of a civilian-led government, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a high-level meeting on Friday, at UN Headquarters in New York.