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UNMIS Sudan RCSO/Early Recovery Section Joint Weekly Report: 20-26 June 2011

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Northern Sudan

• From 17-23 June, the ADRA-IOM team in Kosti reported a total of 5,692 individuals (1,302 households) passing through the transit hub in spontaneous movements, representing 18% increase compared to last week. Main destinations were in Central Equatoria (50%) Upper Nile (34%), Eastern Equatoria (7%), and Lakes (3%) with the remainder heading elsewhere in relatively small numbers.

• On 21 June, a train passed though Kosti carrying 2,800 individuals on board en-route to Northern Bahr el Ghazal. However, it is reported that the train was attacked by armed people between Meriam and Mugland. By the time of reporting, only the driver was reported injured.

• As of 23 June, 15,000 individuals remained at the wharf in Kosti awaiting southbound transport.


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• On 20 June, an agreement was signed between the Government of Sudan, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement. This agreement provides for temporary arrangements for the administration and security of the Abyei area, including the redeployment of the Sudanese military forces (SAF and SPLA) from the Abyei area and the deployment of an Interim Security Force for Abyei composed of Ethiopian troops.

• On 21 June, UNMIS facilitated the transportation of seven IDPs to Agok. The IDPs included three women and four men, were received in Agok by Save the Children-Sweden, MSF and the local authorities. Another set of six IDPs were also transported to Agok by UNMIS on 23 June.