A year later: Sudanese women raped in crackdown seek justice

On anniversary of deadly dispersal of a sit-in protest, rape survivors describe the horror at the hands of militiamen. Dozens of women raped by Sudanese security forces over the course of a few hours on June 3, 2019, are still seeking justice, a year after a brutal crackdown that left at least 87 people dead. In a rampage that day, members of the notorious paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and other troops tore apart a sit-in camp in the…

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How mobile money is rebuilding lives in Sudan

Migrants and Refugees When Mohammed Ahmed left Sudan in search of better life, he couldn’t have imagined that he would find financial security back home. But, some four years later, he now runs a thriving business, thanks to an innovative scheme involving the UN migration agency (IOM), based on the use of mobile money. Five months of detention In 2016, facing financial hardship, Mr. Ahmed decided to leave his home town in Sudan, and travel to Libya in search…

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Sudan marks Human Rights Day

At an event to mark Human Rights Day* in Khartoum today, the United Nations Resident Humanitarian coordinator in Sudan, Gwi-Yeop Son, reaffirmed the UN Country Team’s “readiness to stand together with the people of Sudan and in support of the Transitional Government”. In her opening remarks at the event organised today (under the auspices of Sudan’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Walaa El Boushi) by the United Nations Human Rights Training, Documentation Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region (UNTDC) and…

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