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Chad + 1 other
Tchad : L'éduction pour les filles dans les camps de réfugiés soudanais, entre obstacle et espoir

N'Djamena, le 11 septembre 2014. Il ne faut pas sous-estimer ce que représente le fait de devoir marcher pendant des heures pour ramener de l'eau dans la chaleur étouffante du désert du Tchad oriental. C'est l'une des pires difficultés pour les femmes soudanaises vivant dans les camps de réfugiés du Tchad oriental, un lieu où les traditions socio-culturelles tendent à limiter leur rôle aux seules tâches domestiques : tâches ménagères, soins à apporter à de grandes familles, approvisionnement en eau.

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Education for girls in Sudanese refugee camps, between obstacles and hope

N'Djamena, 11 September 2014 – Walking long distances to fetch water in the blistering desert heat of eastern Chad is not to be underestimated. It is one of the most arduous of tasks facing Sudanese women living in refugee camps in eastern Chad, a place where socio-cultural traditions tend to limit their role strictly to the domestic sphere: household chores, caring for large families and fetching water.

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World + 5 others
Global Estimates 2014: People displaced by disasters

Twice as many people are being displaced today than in the 1970's. A report reveals this is largely due to the growth and concentration of urban populations.

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Sudan + 1 other
External Situation Report on the Population Movements in Sudan (07-13 September 2014)

Introduction:

During this reporting period (7 September - 13 September), IOM tracked 245 South Sudanese arriving from White Nile to Jabal Awlia, amounting to a daily average of 35 persons per day. All arrivals during this reporting period were tracked by the IOM hub in Jabal Awlia; no South Sudanese were registered in South or West Kordofan. Therefore, the number of South Sudanese entering Khartoum continues to drop. During the previous reporting period (31 August - 6 September), IOM tracked slightly more people, totalling 263 persons, or 38 persons per day.

International Organization for Migration:

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Justice, Truth and Reconciliation Commission launches implementation of second part of program of counting and classification of confilicts in Darfur

Al-Fasher, Sept. 16 (SUNA) - The Commission of the Justice, Truth and Reconciliation of the Darfur Regional Authority has begun completing the second stage of the program of the counting and classification of disputes in Darfur states toward a building a data base on the disputes in the region.

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Head of Kalma camp, South Darfur: 'Lift State of Emergency'

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Radio Dabanga

KALMA CAMP (16 Sep .) -

The head of Kalma camp in Bielel locality, South Darfur, has requested the lifting of the State of Emergency, imposed after the displaced massively protested on 4, 5 and 6 September against the repeated raids by government forces on the camp.

Sheikh Ali Abdel Rahman El Taher, the head of Kalma camp, told Radio Dabanga that he has requested the Bielel locality commissioner to lift the State of Emergency, and the curfew, from 8 pm until 6 am, imposed on the locality.

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Enough Supports Sudanese Activists Speaking Out On Government Crimes [Video]

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Editor's Note: This blog was written by Enough Project intern Naafeh Dhillon.

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Jordan + 4 others
Health Sector - Jordan Monthly Report, Period covered: August 1st–31st 2014

Operational highlights and situation updates

  • Number of Syrian new arrivals has been steadily decreasing since April 2014

  • Number of Iraqi new arrivals slowly increased; approximately 100 people are being registered on a daily basis. From 17 – 21 August alone, there were over 550 newly registered Iraqis. Iraqis can still access Jordan through legal borders, and 66 per cent of these newly registered had arrived one month earlier. The new arrivals mainly hail from Baghdad, Ninewa, Anbar and Salahedine.

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Greece + 3 others
IOM Says New Witnesses Provide Further Details of Mediterranean Shipwreck Tragedy

Geneva - IOM Greece staff in Crete today interviewed more survivors of the deliberate shipwreck of migrants heading to Europe from Egypt.

The survivors provided corroboration that the traffickers turned violent when the 500 migrants they were escorting to Europe refused to switch to an unseaworthy boat.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

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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ACT/Caritas Appeal Darfur – 2014 Programme SDN141, EA 24/2013, Revision 2

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Dear Colleagues

Please find attached the revised appeal and budget for the NCA Darfur Programme, supported by the ACT Alliance and Caritas networks.

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Greece + 5 others
IOM Investigates Reports of Deliberate Drowning of 500 Migrants in Mediterranean

Switzerland - Investigators from the International Organization for Migration have obtained eyewitness testimony of a tragic incident in which as many as 500 migrants were drowned when their vessel was deliberately sunk in the Mediterranean.

These reports point to a growing death toll off Europe’s shores which this year already approaches 3,000. That’s nearly four times the figure from 2013, which IOM’s Missing Migrants Project estimated to be 700 deaths.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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Sudan + 1 other
United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) - August 2014 Update

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), as an integral section within UNISFA, supports the implementation of UNISFA’s mandate in Abyei and the deployment of the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM) along the international border. UNMAS operations reduce the threat of landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) that enables freedom of movement for UNISFA, the JBVMM, civilians, and providers of humanitarian aid within the UNISFA area of responsibility. In August, UNMAS field operations stood down for the rainy season.

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R2P Monitor - 15 September 2014 Issue 17

R2P Monitor:

» Provides background on populations at risk of mass atrocity crimes, with particular emphasis on key events and actors and their connection to the threat, or commission, of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

» Offers analysis of the country’s past history in relation to mass atrocity crimes; the factors that have enabled their possible commission, or that prevent their resolution; and the receptivity of the situation to positive influences that would assist in preventing further crimes.

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South Sudan + 1 other
The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 456th meeting held on 12 September 2014, adopted the following decision on the progress report of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan

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African Union
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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 456th meeting held on 12 September 2014, adopted the following decision on the progress report of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan:

Council,

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Khartoum Teaching Hospital refuses patients from ‘west Sudan’

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Radio Dabanga

The Khartoum Teaching Hospital has rejected a number of patients infected by unknown viruses. During the past two weeks, 13 children and elderly died in camps for the displaced in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur, owing to a lack of medicines.

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Floods destroy homes, isolate villages in Darfur, eastern Sudan

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Radio Dabanga

SOUTH DARFUR / EASTERN SUDAN (15 Sep.) - Torrential rains led to the collapse of 371 homes in El Salam camp for the displaced, south of Nyala, capital of South Darfur over the weekend. In eastern Sudan, 11 villages have been isolated by floods.

“About 3,000 other homes were partially destroyed,” an El Salam camp elder told Radio Dabanga. “Most of the toilets at the camp were flooded, and some collapsed too.”

The sheikh added that the rains led to the increase of public transport fees from the camp to Nyala. “We pay now SDG 10 ($1.75) instead of SDG 3 ($0.52).”