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26 Apr 2015 description

In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. This vulnerability is primarily driven by conflict-induced displacement, and chronic food insecurity and malnutrition. Some 3.1 million people in Sudan are internally displaced; most in Darfur, while a further 0.7 million people are refugees displaced from their country of origin or South Sudanese who are unable to move to South Sudan.

26 Apr 2015 description

El Fasher, 25 April 2015 – The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reiterates that its peacekeepers responded to two attacks against them by armed men in Kass, South Darfur, on 23 and 24 April 2015, denying recent media misreporting on the incident.

“In both incidents, UNAMID troops returned fire but did not initiate any shooting; they only acted to protect themselves,” said African Union-United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Abiodun Bashua.

25 Apr 2015 description

UNDP and Global Fund sign agreement to bolster efforts

Geneva - A new agreement reached in Sudan by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is set to provide a major boost in the fight against malaria in the country.

24 Apr 2015 description

As CBA9 gets under way in Nairobi, Kenya, Jodi Sugden from Practical Action highlights how work on conflict resolution is a key part of the adaptation process

‘Measuring and enhancing adaptation’ is the key theme at this year's Community-Based Adaptation conference in Kenya, where Practical Action will be highlighting the importance of developing community capacity.

24 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR distributed medicines and medical supplies to all refugee camps in South Sudan, which will suffice for the next six months.

  • There were 772 new arrivals at the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (POC) site, mostly women and children from Rubkkona and Mayom counties (Unity State) who said that they were fleeing inter-communal fighting and lacked food.

24 Apr 2015 description

Avant-propos

Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve.

LES TITRES

  • 10 choses à savoir sur la faim au Tchad (PAM, 16/04/2015)

  • Tchad : L’indépendance alimentaire (Présidence du Tchad, 19/04/2015)

24 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

24 April 2015 – Peacekeepers with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) have repelled two attacks by unidentified armed men in Kass, 85 kilometers north-west of Nyala, South Darfur.

The exchange of fire resulted in at least four attackers killed and six peacekeepers and one assailant injured, according to a statement released by the Mission today.

24 Apr 2015 description
report AlertNet

LONDON, April 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Eritrean migrants waiting in Libya to make the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Italy have spoken of the terrible conditions they face, going hungry and witnessing others being beaten and raped by smugglers.

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24 Apr 2015 description
report EastAfrican

By JEFF OTIENO

In Summary

What is normal rainfall?

•Above average rainfall, normal rainfall and below average rainfall are calculated using the long-term average rainfall of a particular ecological zone. The long-term average rainfall of a region is the mean rainfall amount for the past 30 years. It is calculated for both the long rains and short rains.

24 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Anyuak refugees get help: UNHCR is coordinating with WFP on a one-month food distribution to 2,500 Anyuak refugees from Ethiopia in the Alari settlement in Pochalla, Jonglei State, starting this week.

 Medical supplies delivered: UNHCR has completed distribution of various medicines and medical supplies to all refugee camps in South Sudan, sufficient for the next six months.

24 Apr 2015 description
report ACMAD

Climate conditions are favorable for a high vigilance for meningitis cases over eastern Senegal and Gambia, extreme north of Guinea, extreme south of Mauritania, southern Mali and Niger, the whole of Burkina Faso, extreme north of Nigeria and Cameroon, central south of Chad and southeast Sudan.

Moderate vigilance is detected over western Senegal and Gambia, the whole of Guinea Bissau, southern Guinea, northern Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, central north of Nigeria and Cameroon, south of Chad, extreme south of Sudan, northern South Sudan and CAR, and western Ethiopia .

24 Apr 2015 description
report Enough Project

Editor's Note: This blog was written by partner organization i-ACT. For more information, please read their Refugee Rations report and visit the RESTORE 2100 campaign site.

23 Apr 2015 description

Summary

 The 2014/2015 agricultural season was very favourable, resulting in a high level of national production of sorghum and other cash and food crops such as millet, groundnut and sesame. The national cereal production in 2014/15 was estimated at a record level of 7.84 million tons.
Production was about 176 percent above the previous season’s poor harvest and 86 percent above the 5-years average (2008/09 to 2012/13).

23 Apr 2015 description
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Leaders Gather in Jeddah for World Malaria Day; Call for Increased Investment to Save Lives & Advance Development Efforts

23 Apr 2015 description
report SUDO (UK)

South Darfur-Nyala city 21st April

Abadallah Younis the General Director of the Revenue /Ministry of finance inSouth Darfur, was ambushed and shot dead by three pro-government militia men, in a failed attempted to loot his car, when he was parking the Car in his house at around 8.45pm. He was buried on the following day, but no one was arrested.

South Darfur-Joorof village 21st

23 Apr 2015 description

KEY HUMANITARIAN ISSUES

3.2 million internally displaced people and refugees cannot meet their essential needs to survive and live in dignity

23 Apr 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• An estimated 2,240 people return to Habila town, South Kordofan, to find their homes destroyed.

• Aid agencies can now access some 6,300 IDPs in Morlanga village, Central Darfur.

• Inter-tribal fighting in North Darfur’s Mellit locality displaces some 4,500 people to Kuma town, according to local authorities.

• Measles cases in Sudan have reached 1,730 with 22 deaths, according to the latest report from the MoH.

22 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

KHARTOUM, Sudan/ GENEVA / NAIROBI 22 April 2015 – Following one of the worst measles outbreaks in Sudan’s recent history, the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF, the Measles and Rubella Initiative (M&RI) and national partners, is launching a massive campaign to immunize 7.9 million children aged six months to 15 years against this life-threatening disease.