KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) --
The Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS)
announced on Monday that numbers of South Sudanese refugees in
Sudan has reached one million.
“The numbers of
South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has reached one million,”
Hussein Suleiman Abu Saleh, SRCS Chairman, said in a statement.
“The daily flow of
refugees constitutes a big challenge, as the SRCS provides
assistance for nearly 180,000 refugees in 10 camps including
eight camps in the White Nile State and two camps in the East
Darfur State,” he noted.
between Sudan and South Sudan are witnessing continuous influxes
of refugees fleeing war and famine in South Sudan, forcing
Sudanese authorities to consider establishing new waiting
stations to meet the increasing numbers of new arrivals.
On Aug. 15 last
year, Sudan officially decided to consider the South Sudanese
fleeing the war in their country as refugees, opening the door
for the United Nations (UN) to provide them with aid and funded
Recently, famine was
officially declared in South Sudan.
The South Sudanese
government and the UN stated that 100,000 people are facing
starvation, and one million people are classified as being on
the brink of famine.
The famine was
attributed to several reasons including the civil war and
economic collapse in the new-born state.
pledges improvement of security in Sudan Darfur
KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua)
-- An international commission for following up implementation
of Darfur peace deal on Monday reiterated improvement of the
security situation in the region and decline of banditry acts
and tribal confrontations.
Follow-up Commission (IFC) of the Doha Document for Peace in
Darfur (DDPD), which is chaired by Qatar, on Monday held its 12th
regular meeting in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to review
progress in the implementation of the deal.
discussed peace and development in Darfur, voluntary return of
the displaced people, reintegration of former fighters and other
witnessed a clear stability where roads and markets have been
reopened and looting acts receded,” said Ahmed bin Abdullah Al
Mahmoud, deputy prime minister of the State of Qatar, when
addressing the meeting.
“I call on the
non-signatory movements to join the Doha document to put an end
for the conflict in Darfur,” he added.
Acting Joint Special Representative for Darfur and Head of the
United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), for his
part, renewed the mission’s commitment to continue supporting
all parties to the DDPD and members of the implementation
commission fully implement the deal.
He noted that UNAMID
would continue dealing with the texts of the DDPD as a
comprehensive approach towards sustainable peace allover Darfur.
The DDPD follow-up
commission brings together in its membership the government of
Sudan, armed movements signatory of the document and
representatives from Burkina Faso, Canada, Chad, China, Egypt,
France, Japan, Russia, Britain, Ireland, the United States, the
African Union, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and