(OSRSG-CAAC) – A new report by the UN Secretary-General details the deep impact of armed conflict on children in the Sudan states of Darfur, South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei. “Child recruitment and use declined during the period covered by the report,” declared Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. “However, […]

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(Sudan Tribune) – The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) Friday said it has agreed with the United Nations on a comprehensive plan to implement the child protection agreement signed between the two sides. South Kordofan and the neighbouring Blue Nile states, also known as the Two Areas, have been the scene of violent conflict between […]

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(UNAMID) – The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) welcomes the renewed Command Order issued by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on 25 January 2017, prohibiting the recruitment and use of children in its ranks, along with other violations against children. The Order instructs all members of JEM to continue to fully adhere […]

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(OCHA) – Since February, Haroun Adam, 15, and his brother Abdelraziq Adam, 13, have been living in Sortony, Darfur, in a so-called gathering site of makeshift shelters for internally displaced persons (IDPs). The boys and their family had to flee their home in Darfur’s mountainous Jebel Marra region when violence broke out between the Sudanese Armed […]

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(Amnesty International) – Member states of the international body responsible for monitoring the use of chemical weapons must trigger an investigation into the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur, revealed by Amnesty International last month. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) Executive Council will start a three-day meeting at […]

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(Amnesty International) – An Amnesty International investigation has gathered horrific evidence of the repeated use of what are believed to be chemical weapons against civilians, including very young children, by Sudanese government forces in one of the most remote regions of Darfur over the past eight months. Using satellite imagery, more than 200 in-depth interviews with survivors […]

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