Human Rights Violations in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile:
2015 in Review
- Since the beginning of the current round of conflict in Southern Kordofan (SK) and Blue Nile (BN) civilians have been injured, killed, detained, abducted and displaced on a massive scale.
- There has been a 78% increase in bombing incidents recorded by our monitors in 2015 compared to 2012.
- In 2015, at least 309 incidents against civilians were reported by our team of monitors in SK including at least 185 aerial bombings and 97 artillery (shelling) attacks.
- During 2015, at least 46 civilians were killed and 140 injured in SK. Of the civilians injured, at least 44 were children.
- A worrying development in 2015 was the increased use of cluster bombs in SK. At least 23 cluster bombs were dropped in Delami, Umdorein, and Alburam (Tobo) counties.
- There are also numerous unexploded ordnance constituting a real, and ongoing, threat for the whole population living in the two areas.
- Our monitoring on the ground has shown that attacks coincide disproportionately with planting and harvesting cycles suggesting a deliberate plan to decimate the local economy.
- 1.7 million people – roughly half the population of the two states – have been displaced, and food insecurity has reached crisis levels for many of those who remain.
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