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DRDC - Frontpage_20171009_Statement_Abduction_Margaret_Schenkel_Darfur

09 October 2017

 

Statement on the Abduction Ms. Margaret Schenkel in Darfur

 

The Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (DRDC) received information that on Saturday, 7 October 2017, pro-government militiamen abducted Ms. Margaret Schenkel at gunpoint in her home in El-Fashir, capital of North Darfur State and took her to an unknown location. Ms. Schenkel, a Swiss national in her 70s, has been living and working as a volunteer relief worker in Darfur for about two decades during which she rendered immeasurable humanitarian service to the war victims and other poor people of the region, especially assisting malnourished children and their vulnerable families. Ms. Schenkel runs a therapeutic feeding centre for acutely malnourished children and closely collaborates with the health authorities in North Darfur State and officials at El-Fashir teaching hospital.


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DRDC - FRONTPAGE - 20170927_Cholera_in_Sudan_Letter_to_WHO

27 September 2017

 

Subject: Cholera Epidemic in Sudan

 

Dear Dr. Ghebreyesus,

We wish to kindly draw your attention to the cholera epidemic currently ravaging many parts of the Republic of Sudan and causing the death of thousands of victims, especially in Sudan’s peripheral areas. Since the outbreak of the disease in August 2016, all of Sudan’s 18 states, including the national capital Khartoum and its twin cities Omdurman and Khartoum North (Bahri) are severely affected. The epicentre of the cholera pandemic is now reported in the war-ravaged Darfur region.


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DRDC - FRONTPAGE - 20170922_Attack against Kalma Camp

22 September 2017

 

Attack against Residents of Kalma Camp in Darfur

The Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (DRDC) strongly condemns the attack by Sudan’s security forces against unarmed internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kalma Camp in South Darfur State. During this attack, which took place today, Friday, 22 September 2017, at least four people were  killed and more than 26 others were injured. The reason led to this attack was the protest of the residents of Kalama camp against the planned visit of General Omar Al-Bashir to Kalma as part of his tour in Darfur. The United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which reported this tragic event is currently providing medical treatment to some of the injured victims


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DRDC - FRONTPAGE - 20170926_Statement2_Attack_against_Kalma_Camp

26 September 2017

 

Assault against Residents of Kalma Camp Continues

 

In follow-up of its statement of 22 September 2017 on the attack by Sudan’s security forces against unarmed internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kalma Camp, South Darfur State, the Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (DRDC) received further information about the aggravation of the situation and the continued targeting of civilians in the area. The death toll among the civilian victims of the attack, which took place on Friday, 22 September 2017, has now reached 9 casualties as more people died due to bullets injuries sustained during the attack. The number of victims of injuries that currently need medical attention stands at over 30 people, some of them in critical health conditions. DRDC is in possession of the provisional list of the fatalities and injured victims.


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DRDC - FRONTPAGE - 20170921_Joint_Letter_UN_Human_Rights_Council

21 September 2017

 

Letter regarding the human rights situation in Sudan during the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council

To Permanent Representatives of Members and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council
Geneva, Switzerland

Re: Current human rights and humanitarian situation in Sudan

Excellencies,

We write to you regarding the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to share serious concerns over the human rights and humanitarian situation in Sudan. Many of these concerns are detailed in the attached annex of violations documented by the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS).


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 Confirmed Damaged and Destroyed VILLAGES...

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Darfuri Actvisit Hawa Jango flanked by US First Lady Obama and Secretary Clinton, after her decorartion as one of ten brave women of the World, Washington, March 2012  

AUHIP - 4 Years of existence

The African Union High-Level Implementation Panel : Four Years of Existence !

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DECLARATION

Dar es Salaam Declaration on Reenergizing the Peace Process in Darfur

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Darfuri students sit for their annual exam,
12 March 2012