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DRDC - FRONTPAGE - Statement on the Renewed Military Confrontations in Darfur-29 May 2017

Monday, 29 May 2017

 

Statement on the Renewed Military Confrontations in Darfur

The Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre is concerned about the renewed military confrontations in Darfur between the security forces and militias loyal to the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the insurgent Sudan Liberation Movement–Minni Minawi (SLM–MM) and the SLM/Transitional Council led by Nimir Abdelrahman in South, East and North Darfur States since 19 May 2017. The renewed round of large-scale fighting, which continues to date marks an end to the unilateral ceasefire that had been declared by GoS and the Darfur insurgents several months ago and frequently renewed. There are different versions about the reality on the ground and the manner in which the fighting had erupted. GoS claimed that the insurgent groups entered Darfur from South Sudan and Libya while the insurgents maintained that their troops were stationed in areas under their control in Darfur and that they were in fact conducting internal movements for administrative purposes. It seems that the two protagonists inflicted heavy human and material losses on each other.


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DRDC - FRONTPAGE - Sudanese Refugees Dec 2015

18 December 2015

 

Statement on the Expulsion of Sudanese Refugees from Jordan

The Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (DRDC) is deeply concerned by the decision of Jordan to expel hundreds of Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers. On Wednesday, 16 December 2015, the security forces rounded-up about 800 Sudanese refugees and detained them in inhumane conditions in large hangers at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. The overwhelming majority of these refugees and asylum seekers originates from the war-torn Darfur region. They expressed genuine fears for their personal safety and physical integrity in case they were forced back to Sudan. The Jordanian authorities is determined to implement this measure in total disregard to warnings from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that they face persecution in Sudan. About 450 of these victims were expelled to Khartoum on Friday, 18 December 2015.

 


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DRDC - FRONTPAGE - Sudan Voice Flyer 18 Sept 2015

18 September 2015

Palais des Nations - Room XXVII
18 September 2015
1pm-2.30pm

Speakers:

  • Dr. Amin Mekki Medani - human rights lawyer; Former President of Sudanese Human Rights Monitor, former OHCHR Representative of the Regional Office for the Arab Region
  • Asma Mahmoud Mohamed Taha - Mahmoud Mohamed Taha Cultural Centre, Republican Party
  • Amal Habani - journalist, women's rights activist, recipient of Amnesty International USA Ginetta Sagan Award 2015
  • Montasir Waren - Executive Director, National Human Rights Monitoring Organisation (NHRMO)
  • Ahmed Elzobier - Sudan Researcher, Amnesty International

Moderator:

Dr. Albaqir Afif – Al Khatim Adlan Center for Enlightenment and Human Development (KACE)


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DRDC - FRONTPAGE - UNHR 30th Session International Response to Sudan Conflict

02 October 2015

 

United Nations Human Rights Council – 30th Session:
Human Rights Groups Disappointed with International Response to Sudan Conflict

Voices for Sudan, International Justice Project, and Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre express their deep concern and disappointment over the outcome of this year’s discussion and, ultimately, today’s passage of an unsatisfactory resolution on Sudan delivered by Algeria on behalf of the Group of African States under Agenda Item 10 at the 30th Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. President of Voices for Sudan, Jimmy Mulla, states, “The human rights situation in Sudan continues to deteriorate while impunity is the norm. Such a situation cannot be adequately addressed under Item Ten, as was decided today. Sudan should be returned to Agenda Item Four, where it can be properly monitored and assessed.”

 


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DRDC - FRONTPAGE - to UN representatives

03 September 2015

 

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

RE: Gravely deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in Sudan

Excellency,

We write to share our serious concerns about the deteriorating human rights situation in Sudan, marked by harsh political repression and continued impunity. There is increasing evidence that Sudanese security forces are committing war crimes in the conflict areas of Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. We call on your delegation to support the development and adoption of a strong and responsive resolution on Sudan under agenda Item 4 at the 30th session of the Human Rights Council in September.

Over the past four years in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, the Sudanese government has engaged in indiscriminate and targeted aerial bombardment of civilian areas, killing and wounding hundreds, if not thousands, of civilians. Government forces have destroyed civilian property including villages, health facilities, schools, mosques and churches, and the authorities continue to obstruct humanitarian assistance. Government forces and allied militia have also been implicated in alarming evels of sexual violence. Ongoing attacks and fighting have caused massive displacement over the past year.


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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