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This🧵on April-May incidents in #Darfur has become too lengthy. I’m starting a new one!

Sadly, since I started the first thread, incidents with deadly outcome occurred almost every day!
I hope by some miracle, this will be the last.

#SudanCoup #Sudan
Al-Geneina RCs summarizes the situation in West #Darfur state in the past 3 years:

1) All kinds of #HumanRights violations were committed against civilians
2) Almost 1000 deaths, 100s of casualties
#SudanCoup #Sudanese
#KeepEyesOnSudan #Sudan…
3) 1000s of IDP/refugees

4) In 6 out of 8 municipalities scores of entire villages were completely burned down.

5) Economic losses in astronomical figures

6) Most IDP families & local industries are no longer productive

#SudanCoup #Sudanese
#KeepEyesOnSudan #Sudan
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@RadioDabanga report:
Translation of the report below:
Thousands of Sudanese refugees who fled to eastern #Chad from Jebel Moon in West #Darfur state as a result of armed attacks on their villages, are calling for urgent humanitarian intervention to save their lives.
One of the refugees told Radio Dabanga that they lost all their property after armed men burned their villages, looted their properties and destroyed their farms.
He explained that they are now without shelter, food or even cover, especially with the severe cold waves these days.
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We are still so focused on crimes in Khartoum and this (useless) agreement that crimes in Darfur are going unnoticed.These people’s homes were burnt to ashes. At least 21 lives were lost.

This should have been the news headline not the agreement.
The details show that the two incidents were perpetrated by “armed groups.” Given yesterday’s agreement, we can expect a surge in armed group attacks because the junta are now fully in control. #Darfur #الردة_مستحيلة
The agreement allows the junta to ‘review/audit’ the work of the
anti-corruption/NCP dismantlement committee, which was working to uncover the junta’s ‘hidden’ sources of money. The assets were to be restored to the central bank to be used by the civilian arm of gov.#Darfur
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Are you ready for tomorrow #Sudan 🇸🇩?

These kids are!

#Sudan 🇸🇩: the March of Millions has begun. In #Omdurman the masses are moving through the streets, making there way down to #Khartoum. #SudanCoup

#Sudan 🇸🇩: protesters are marching down 16 Street in southern #Khartoum, on their way to meet thousands more, heading for the city center. #SudanCoup

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(THREAD) The recent cycle of violence in Darfur illustrates what IDPs and rights groups warned against. My take on the events @hrw…
1/The UN moved forward with terminating the peacekeeping mission UNAMID end of 2020, despite mounting evidence on the uptick in intercommunal violence since last years:…
2/Before the end of 2020, IDPs in Darfur protested against UNAMID's departure, demanded their voices to be heard. Neither Sudan or #UNSC listened. Sudan failed the test of their own pledge and Darfuris continued to pay the price.….
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#Sudan 🇸🇩 BREAKING: after 17 years of brutal war, famine, and genocide the Sudanese government and the #SRF rebels have signed a peace accord for the region of #Darfur.

Congratulations to the Sudanese people for achieving this massive step towards peace
#Sudan 🇸🇩: although this agreement is a major step towards peace the war in #Darfur is not over yet. The smaller rebel splinter group SLA-AW is still in separate negotiations with the government and inter-communal violence remains one of the main causes of deaths
#Sudan 🇸🇩: another major step in the peace process. #SPLMN leader Abdalaziz Al-Hilu and PM @SudanPMHamdok have signed a joint declaration, agreeing on the principles of democracy, secularism and decentralization ImageImage
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Bij #NPO dramaserie over NL commando's. Dat is natuurlijk veel spannender dan wat echt aan de hand is in Nigeria, Burkina Faso en Ivoorkust. #journaal heeft al maanden niets meer gerapporteerd over ontwikkelingen mbt de mondiale jihad.…
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A local source in #Khoms reported that following disembarkation (70 people) a shooting happened — 5 people were shot, 2 died + other injured. Local IOM team was on the ground.

Survivors have been brought to Souq Al-Khamis detention centre, other escaped.
#Libya Staff from @IOM_Libya, reported that local authorities in #Khoms started shooting when the migrants attempted to escape from the disembarkation point.

Full statement… Image
#Libya Aboh Ishag, 20 years old from #Darfur #Sudan killed in #Khoms after being intercepted & forcibly brought back by the Libyan coast guard equipped & financed by the EU. Killed as he refused to be taken back to a detention center where torture & exploitation are widespread. Image
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Thread👇- Excited to publish this latest collaboration between @amnesty and @elementai - Using artificial intelligence to scale up human rights research: a case study on Darfur w/ @alkalait and @BuffyPrice…
This work builds on early research by @JCornebise and @deworrall92 who in 2017 built a machine learning model which automatically detected “human presence,” as well as “destroyed” and “partially destroyed” villages in Darfur, Sudan.…
This research was possible thanks to thousands of digital volunteers who joined #AmnestyDecoders projects Decode Darfur and Decode the Difference, generating 13 million annotations of satellite images, covering 2.6 million satellite tiles.
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Tomorrow, June 30, streets all over #Sudan 🇸🇩 are expected to be flooded with protesters as opposition groups, civil society organisations and resistance committees have called on their followers to renew the energy of the 2019 Sudanese Revolution.

#مليونيه30يونيو Image
#Sudan 🇸🇩: the capital city #Khartoum today.

The spirit of the 2019 Revolution has returned to the streets for a day.
#مليونيه30يونيو Image
#Sudan 🇸🇩: pro-democracy rally in te town of #Damazin, capital of #BlueNile state.

#مليونيه_30يونيو ImageImageImage
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#Libya In 2018, when I first met James, he had survived a Mediterranean shipwreck, been shot & spent years being abused & tortured. Two years later, I met him again.

📹James' journey back to #Nigeria & the harsh reality of return ImageImageImageImage
James was one of ~81,000 migrants returned home by @UNmigration sponsored by @EU_Commission.

What about people retuned to #Sudan?

Mohi, after 3 years in #Libya, returned to #Darfur. Once back, his package never materialised.

Only 766 out of +2,600 have received economic aid. Image
More about returns from #Libya

Sandrine, Rachel & Berline, from #Cameroon, agreed to go back to #Yaounde in 2018.

When I met them moments before boarding a flight in #Misrata airport, they had no idea where they would sleep when they returned to Cameroon. Image
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(1/10) This is a report card on #Eritrea Prez Isaias Afwerki considered by himself & NNNN as a political architect of the Horn of Africa. From #Somalia, #Sudan, #SouthSudan, #Djibouti, to #Ethiopia, he has wasted #Eritrean treasury grooming satellite orgs. All for nothing.
(2/10) #SouthSudan: The #SPLA had members who were for secession & members for reforming Sudan and remaining part of it. Despite Isaias Afwerki's cries, the secessionist won and they proved it in a referendum where 99% voted for independence. Isaias didn't attend the ceremony.
(3/10) #Darfur Sudan: Although #Eritrea has no border with West Sudan, Isaias inserted himself &, along with #Qatar (now enemy state) conducted a long and useless effort, including hosting armed Darfuri rebels. In the intra #Sudan reconciliation now, he has no role or influence.
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#Sudan 🇸🇩 BREAKING: the Sudanese transitional government has announced it will hand over Omar al-Bashir to the ICC, on the charges of war crimes & crimes against humanity in #Darfur Image
Today is a great day for all victims of the #Bashir regime.
-the 100.000s who starved in southern Sudan
-the countless who were killed & attacked with chemical weapons in Darfur
-the Nuba children, targeted every day by antonovs
-the brave protesters gunned down in the streets ImageImageImageImage
And of course this day is also a message to those who think the day will never come Image
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This could be huge! Victims have been waiting for justice for widespread atrocities committed in #Darfur for 15+ years. Keen to have more details on plans for #Bashir to at last face the #ICC charges against him. Some further info on case at @hrw:…
@hrw I first began working on the campaign to see perpetrators of widespread crimes in #Darfur held to account in 2004 as @HRW continued to document the extreme brutality against civilians:…
@hrw It was time when the prospect of the #UNSC coming together to ensure justice for the gravest crimes at the #ICC was more on the table than in recent years. (see:…). But given the #US anti-ICC position, it was far from a foregone conclusion.
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Here is UN briefing room Inner City Press is banned from for 583d day by UNSG @AntonioGuterres - Farhan Haq just ended his pathetic briefing at 12:13 pm, has not answered questions about UN rapes, now complicit. Here's Qs Inner City Press has submitted - thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @CathyCathyFox Banned Inner City Press asked, the Deputy Spokesman should provide the "if asked" info about the new sex abuse cases data dumped on Feb 4, two hours before SG Guterres' presser, UN rape in #Darfur and CAR, sex abuse by Uganda "peacekeeper" in #SouthSudan. #2Days
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @CathyCathyFox Banned Inner City Press asked, On Nigeria what are the comments of SG Guterres & @AminaJMohammed on that lawyer Goodness Ibangah who on a rape report resisted pressure from the police to withdraw the complaint; they raided the office of WACOL and attacked her?
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Here is the UN briefing room for the noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from by corrupt UNSG @AntonioGuterres for 563rd day. It has emailed 10 Qs including on newly data dumped UN rape in Darfur, #Cameroon, corporate UN - no answers. Thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press has asked January Immediately provide the if-asked info for the UN rape in #Darfur data dumped this morning, or explain why you cover up UN sex abuse even more than Ban Ki-moon (who did provide the Press with if-asked information) did
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @AndrewMMacLeod @rebeccarat @AntoniaMiran @Ariana_Tobin @sudanreeves Banned Inner City Press On corporate domination of the UN under SG @AntonioGuterres, what is his justification of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between WEF (Davos) and the UN?
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Footage coming out under 'Geneina Bleeds' (#الجنينة_تنزف) tag after signs of attack emerge from Geneina/Al-Junaynah (الجنينة) in #Darfur Sudan. Refugees moving west through city. Footage filmed from this exact loc:…. H/T to @TramaZoul for the 📹
Transparency of geolocation of footage of refugees moving west through Geneina/Al-Junaynah (الجنينة) in #Darfur, Sudan, along the main road that cuts through the middle of the city. Geolocated to here:… ImageImageImageImage
Footage indicates area where attack occurred in Geneina (الجنينة) #Sudan. This video was filmed from here:… & shows smoke rising from the far east side of the city near TAH6 highway. #الجنينة_تنزف #SudanUprising
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#Sudan Alarming violence reports from Al Junaynah, West #Darfur.

Just 1 week ago, the Sudanese attorney general announced the start of the investigation into Darfur crimes + a criminal case was opened against former president al-Bashir on charges of crimes against humanity.
Tonight, I spoke with people in Al Junaynah. The promise of a new #Sudan is distant in #Darfur: thousands of displaced are fighting hunger, diseases + live in fear of violence.

Some are accusing @SudanPMHamdok of being too slow in setting transitional structures at states level.
. @SudanPMHamdok & the RSF commander Hemeti - who is a member of the Sovereign Council - visited west #Darfur to inspect the security situation & to call for reconciliation. People in Al Junaynah are asking for an independent inquiry & an investigation by #UNAMID (@unamidnews). Image
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[Thread #migration #Niger]

Two years ago, UNHCR established for the 1st time an Emergency Evacuation Transit Mechanism (ETM) for the evacuation of #refugees from detention in #Libya to #Niger.

The full agreement between UNHCR & Niger is available here:… ImageImageImageImage
Since 2017, more than 2,900 refugees and asylum-seekers have been evacuated to #Niger, but while EU has promised to provide safe pathways & EU countries have agreed to host them, the resettlement promises are not respected. Image
By August, only 59 %, (1,723 people) have been resettled, but what will happen to those that do not meet resettlement requirements remains unclear.

Without access to resettlement these people are left in a limbo rather than with a sustainable solution.
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#Libya @UNHCRLibya "advise" to asylum seekers hosted at gathering &departure facility(GDF) in #Tripoli "We cannot process your case here. You will not be consider for evacuation/resettlement if you stay at the GDF."

Basically, you cannot exist in this place.
Conditional refugees
@UNHCRLibya Imagine you have survived war in #Darfur, experienced human trafficking & abuse while in #Libya & now while asking for protection (that by the way is your right), UNHCR respond that you are in wrong place.

Protecting refugees should not be bonded with the location they are. Image
@UNHCRLibya Durable solutions offered by @UNHCRLibya:
1/return to your county
2/return to the country of 1° asylum.

For Darfuri refugees > Chad, for Eritreans > Ethiopia.

1/Chad is home to ½ million refugees & asylum seekers.
2/The 2° largest refugee population in Africa is in Ethiopia. Image
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Now UNSG @AntonioGuterres is pontificating about protests, after refusing for a week to answer on Honduras protests after @SDNYLIVE verdict President JOH's brother Tony trafficked drugs and paid bribes, with the UN is familiar. No answers to 8 today -thread
@antonioguterres @sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @SomosAnticorrup @hondurassol @AntiBotsHN @Jorge41Reyes @robertoizaguir9 @sandraruiz34311 @TheGZzz Banned Inner City Press asked: provide the #Honduras report of Marcie Mersky, Ana Catalina Soberanis, Mirna Cuenta and Javier Cabreja about which Inner City Press asked at the 8 Feb 2018 noon briefing before it was roughed up and banned from the UN, 479 days
@antonioguterres @sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @SomosAnticorrup @hondurassol @AntiBotsHN @Jorge41Reyes @robertoizaguir9 @sandraruiz34311 @TheGZzz Note: @AntonioGuterres has already left the scripted Q&A with Turkey state media (no answer to banned Inner City Press' written question on #Halkbank as scofflaw like the UN in Haiti) - 11 minutes tops, canceling noon briefing, no answers on UN rapes, corrupt
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21. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1-20. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼…
"The Houthi group in Yemen yesterday announced that it had released 12 detainees in the central province of Dhamar."

Houthis pardon 12 held for ‘supporting Saudi coalition’…
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