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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan situation map (October 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 42 | 13 - 19 October 2014

Highlights

  • Three UNAMID peacekeepers were killed in Korma, North Darfur, an area where an estimated 18,300 displaced people are taking refuge

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan Liberation Army – Abdul Wahid in western Jebel Marra leads to temporary relocation of some displaced people to Nertiti town

  • An estimated 125,000 new displaced people in SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan will be facing increasingly dire food security conditions this year and through 2015, according to SKBNCU

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IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 13 - 19 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: 12 IOM staff trained on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.

  • Ethiopia: Close to 63,000 refugees need to be relocated from the camps and transit centres to Okugu Refugee Camp.

  • Kenya: IOM and UNHCR have provided transportation assistance to 32,452 refugees since 15 December 2013.

OVERVIEW

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‘Human trafficking on the increase in eastern Sudan’: MP

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM (21 Oct.) - Human trafficking in eastern Sudan has increased lately, as well-organised networks are now operating in the region.

In a press statement on Monday, Mohamed El Taher Ousham, Member of Parliament for Hameshkoreib constituency in Kassala state near the Eritrean border, welcomed the regional conference on human trafficking convened in Khartoum last week. “Finally a stone was thrown into the still pond.”

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‘Darfur health services far from sufficient’: Minister

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Radio Dabanga

EL FASHER (21 Oct.) - The people of all five Darfur states suffer from a lack of health services.

The Minister of Health of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), Dr Firdaus Abdelrahman Yousef, told reporters on Monday that the health services in Sudan’s war-torn western region, “especially in the remote areas” are far from sufficient.

“The dire economic situation and the lack of secure transport means in Darfur have led to an increase of mortality rates, in particular among children and mothers,” she stated.

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'Abu Tira' ravage part of Zamzam camp in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

ZAMZAM CAMP (21 Oct.) - This morning, a group of paramilitary Central Reserve Police forces ravaged a part of Zamzam camp for the displaced, south of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur. It was a revenge attack after one of their troops was killed.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a camp sheikh said that problems arose after three Central Reserve forces (popularly known as Abu Tira) stormed the western part of the camp, called Muhajiriya, on Monday evening.

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Displaced women raped, beaten in Central Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

NIERTETI / WADI SALIH (21 Oct.) - On Monday, two young displaced women were gang-raped in the area of Bala, north of Nierteti, in Central Darfur. On the same day, more than 22 women of Garsila camp were assaulted by gunmen in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur.

“Two young women of 15 and 17 years-old were working on their farmland on Monday afternoon, when a group of gunmen attacked them, and raped them alternately for three consecutive hours,” a resident of the Northern Nierteti camp for the displaced told Radio Dabanga.

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Council conclusions on Sudan 20 October 2014

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European Union

Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Luxembourg, 20 October 2014

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

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Outbreak of conjunctivitis in Fata Borno, North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

FATA BORNO (21 Oct .) -The people in the area of Fata Borno, Kutum locality in North Darfur, complain about the spread of conjunctivitis.

In September, the eye disease first emerged among children, and spread rapidly. Later also adults complained about the highly contagious inflammation, a listener reported to Radio Dabanga from Fata Borno.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Ethiopia + 6 others
HIV/Aids complicates fight against kala azar

IN SUMMARY

The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

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Tense situation in Deleig, Central Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

DELEIG CAMP (20 Oct .) - The school, markets, and government offices in Deleig town, Wadi Salih locality in Central Darfur, remain closed, after displaced from the Deleig camp killed a militiaman in retaliation for the murder of a displaced mother and her son on Saturday. Militiamen gang raped a young woman of the Deleig camp for the displaced today. 12 other displaced were assaulted.

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Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel - study

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AlertNet

While the population grew rapidly, the production of crops remained essentially unchanged. Researchers warn that global warming and insurgencies will further exacerbate the food scarcity in the region.

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Food agencies expect improved harvests in Sudan

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Radio Dabanga

Food prices in Sudan remained at record-high levels, despite the generally better food security situation in much of East Africa, a United Nations agency said in its monthly food price index. Agriculture organisations forecasted improved harvests in most parts of Sudan in the coming months, except in the Darfur region and rebel-held areas in South Kordofan.

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Ethiopia + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #40, 15 October 2014

Highlights

  • WFP requires US$106 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals from South Sudan and existing refugees in all four countries.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and suspend programmes, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals. This will have a negative impact on the nutrition situation of beneficiaries.

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World + 31 others
IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

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Displaced lynch murderer in Central Darfur’s Deleig

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Radio Dabanga

DELEIG(19 Oct.) -

Three people were killed, and two others injured in the area of Deleig in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur, on Saturday.

“On Saturday morning, elements of a government-backed militia opened fire on a woman who was eight months pregnant, as well as her two sons. They were working on a farm in the area of Bugla, about 2 km south of Deleig town,” a sheikh of the Deleig camp for the displaced informed Radio Dabanga.

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Air raids on Zaghawa tribal area in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

UM BARU(19 Oct.) -

A man was killed during heavy aerial bombardments by the Sudanese Air Force on the areas of Orschi and Ebeiha, Um Baru locality, a stronghold of the Zahgawa tribe in northwest North Darfur.

Mohamed Ahmed Minawi, Member of Parliament for Um Baru and Karnoi localities, reported to Radio Dabanga that the village of Orschi was hit by seven bombs, the neighbouring village of Ini by four bombs, Hamra village by two, and Dar Darkoi village by seven bombs. The water well of Ebeiha village was destroyed by a bomb.

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Central Darfur displaced reject model villages

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Radio Dabanga

BINDISI CAMP(19 Oct.) - The displaced of Bindisi camp in Central Darfur reject any voluntary repatriation, to be implemented by the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), headed by El Tijani Sese, if security and peace have not been restored in the region.

“DRA employees last week attempted to register the Bindisi camp residents, in preparation for their transport to newly erected model villages in the state,” a camp sheikh reported to Radio Dabanga.