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23 Jan 2015 description

LONDON / PARIS, JANUARY 23, 2015 – A hospital operated by the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was directly targeted in an aerial bombing in Sudan on January 20, forcing the suspension of medical activities, MSF announced today.

23 Jan 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

KUTUM

Six people from Kutum in North Darfur were injured on Monday, in an assault by militiamen after they had collected straw outside the town. Increasing numbers of militiamen have arrived at the area, and are preventing the people to collect firewood and straw.

“Those militiamen threaten to beat, whip, and kill anyone who goes out to collect firewood or straw. They claim that the area outside the town is a pasture for their livestock and camels, and not meant for gathering firewood and charcoal,” a listener told Dabanga from Kutum town.

22 Jan 2015 description
report SUDO (UK)

North Darfur-16th January
A group of Janjaweed militia men attacked the village of Donkey Sharafa, 20 kilometers west of Al Fasher, they looted 300 sheep, 217 goats, 19 donkeys, 63 camels and 2 horses.

22 Jan 2015 description

El Fasher, 22 January 2015 – Following clashes between armed opposition groups and the Sudanese Armed Forces in the East Jebel Marra area and north of Kutum over the past few weeks, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is concerned about the impact of the ongoing conflict on civilians. Newly displaced people arrived in several localities of North Darfur, mainly in Um Baru, Tawilla and Sortony as well as Nertiti in Central Darfur.

22 Jan 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

12 people were killed, and many others wounded in the area north of East Jebel Marra today, during the start of an exceptionally heavy offensive on Deribat, one of the strongholds of the Sudan Liberation Movement, commanded by Abdel Wahid El Nur.

From early morning until afternoon, the villages of Katur, Dubo El Madrasa, Barara, Wadi Lei Gina, and Usajanga, were targeted by the Sudanese Air Force. The heavy bombardments were extended to the areas east of Deribat and south of Fanga, people from the area told Dabanga.

22 Jan 2015 description

Khartoum, 22 January 2015 - UN-Habitat, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Environment, Forestries and Urbanisation of Sudan which outlines their commitment to work together on sustainable urban development in the country. The agreement was signed by the Federal Minister, Hon. Hassan Abdelgadir Hilal, and UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr.

22 Jan 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

22 Jan 2015 description

FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlook reports for January to June 2015 are based on the following regional assumptions:

Seasonal Performance

  • The remainder of the October-to-February Xays/Dadaa rains over coastal areas of Djibouti and northwestern Somalia are likely to be near average.

22 Jan 2015 description
report UN News Service

21 January 2015 – The United Nations Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is reporting that thousands of people in North Darfur are now confirmed as displaced following ongoing fighting in the region, a UN spokesperson announced today.

21 Jan 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

More than 8,000 newly displaced arrived at Um Baru town in North Darfur, since the Sudanese Air Force and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) began their attacks on the area almost two weeks ago. Zamzam camp, near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, currently hosts 23,000 newly displaced. In the area south of El Fasher, at least seven villages were plundered on Tuesday.

21 Jan 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

A resident of El Salam camp, located south of Nyala, capital of South Darfur, sustained severe burns on Tuesday, when militiamen set her and her donkey cart on fire. In Central Darfur, a driver was shot dead on Monday when he refused to pay “toll fees” at a checkpoint set up by militiamen on the Zalingei-Nyala road. Ten displaced were robbed of their belongings in separate incidents during the past few days in Saraf Umra locality, North Darfur.

21 Jan 2015 description

The Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) sent on December 6, 2014 Humanitarian aid to Sudan to alleviate the suffering of families affected by the floods that hit the country in July and August 2014.

The Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) will receive the aid through Port Sudan seaport, which included 60 tents and tons of food.

21 Jan 2015 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution from the Government of Japan to support its emergency operations in Sudan.

This new contribution of ¥390 million (US$3.2 million) will be used to provide some 862,000 school children across Sudan with nutritious meals for two months through WFP’s school feeding programme.

21 Jan 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

13 people were seriously wounded in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, today, during a mass protest against attacks and killings of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

After a member of the RSF shot a young man dead in El Shaabi market in Nyala on Monday, angry citizens took to the streets to protest. Police forces dispersed the crowd.