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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.

Sudan: New political transition, bolstered by peacebuilding, could bring long-term stability to Darfur, Security Council told

New York, Aug 27 (IBNS): “Important developments” under way in Sudan since midsummer, including a pledge to end the country’s outstanding conflicts, and the establishment of a new transitional government, could serve to edge the country’s people closer to stability, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix said, briefing the UN Security Council on Monday.  

UN chief welcomes power-sharing deal between Sudanese military and opposition

New York, July 6 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday he was “encouraged” by reports of a newly-inked power-sharing deal between the Forces for Freedom and Change – a coalition of opposition and protest groups – and Sudan’s ruling military council.

Sudan arrests armed elements over shooting in protest

Khartoum, Jul 1 (Xinhua) Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Monday announced arrest of armed elements who fired gun shots at regular forces and citizens during the popular protests in the capital Khartoum on Sunday.

‘Wanton destruction’ in Sudan’s Darfur region, ‘blatant violation’ of international law

New York, June 25 (IBNS): The looting and destruction of UN food relief agency premises and property in Sudan, has prompted the UN-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and UN Country Team, to condemn the assault as a “blatant violation of international humanitarian law”.

Accountability in Sudan ‘crucial’ to avoid ‘further bloodshed’, says UN rights office

New York, June 8 (IBNS): Now in its fifth day, a crackdown by the military authorities in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, with dozens reported killed, has prompted a “gravely concerned” UN human rights office (OHCHR) to propose the “rapid deployment” of a monitoring team to look into allegations of serious rights violations.

Sudan: UN chief deplores excessive force used against pro-democracy protesters, calls on military and civilian leaders to ‘stay the course’ in negotiations

New York, June 4 (IBNS): Security forces in Sudan fired on pro-democracy protesters in the capital Khartoum on Monday, leaving a number of dead and many more injured, prompting the United Nations chief’s condemnation and an appeal for “peaceful dialogue” to resume.

Sudan: UN chief calls for ‘positive momentum’ as civilian rule talks stall between military and opposition

New York, May 17 (IBNS):The UN Secretary-General has commended the progress made so far between Sudan’s military leaders and opposition forces towards agreeing a timetable for a return to civilian rule, following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir just over a month ago.