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Two more children die in Central Darfur refugee camp

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Radio Dabanga

AZUM LOCALITY (30 Oct .) -The death toll in Um Shalaya camp for Chadian refugees in Central Darfur has risen from six to eight since Monday.

Wardi Bahreldin, the representative of the Chadian refugees in Darfur, reported to Radio Dabanga that two girls died in Um Shalaya’s health centre on Wednesday morning.

“One of them was my daughter, Omaima Wardi. Like the other patients, she was suffering from high fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, convulsions, and bleeding from the mouth and nose.”

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South Sudan: humanitarian workers return to a glimmer of hope despite floods in Maban

Maban, 30 October 2014 — As the World Food Programme (WFP) flight evacuated 240 humanitarian workers from four camps in Upper Nile State, South Sudan, Pau Vidal SJ remembers looking down at a crowd of refugees congregated on the airstrip. The evacuation came after violence erupted in Maban county in August, killing five humanitarian workers and an unknown number of civilians.

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WFP Reaches Vulnerable Communities In Abyei With Life-Saving Food Assistance

KHARTOUM/ABYEI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan has started this week distribution of life-saving food assistance for the vulnerable communities in northern Abyei for the first time since May 2011.

A one-month food ration will be distributed to over 15,000 people in need in five locations in the area. The distribution, which started Monday and reached over 7,900 people up until now, will continue in the coming days.

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Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 43 | 20 – 26 October 2014

Highlights

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Soldiers rape two women in East Jebel Marra, Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (29 Oct.) - Three members of the Sudan Armed Forces raped two young women in the area of Khazan Tunjur in East Jebel Marra on Tuesday.

A relative of one of the women told Radio Dabanga that army troops stationed in the area of Khazan Tunjur assaulted the two young women, while they were tending their farmlands today (Wednesday).

“The farmlands are located within 5 km from the military garrison,” the source explained. “They raped the women alternately, after which they left them in very bad physical and mental state.”

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Farmer dead, others injured in air raids on Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA - One farmer was killed and others injured in aerial bombardments on the villages of Khor Mali and Mashrou Abu Zeid in East Jebel Marra today.

“Large tracts of farmland and pasture were set on fire too,” a villager told Radio Dabanga from Mashrou Abu Zeid. “Most of the villagers fled to the surrounding valleys and mountains.”

He said that the bombardments took place between 7 am and 10 am. “We were working on our farmlands, when the first bombs fell. Haroun Juma Haroun was hit, and died instantly. A number of other farmers sustained various injuries.”

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Ban ‘deeply troubled’ by review of UN-backed peacekeeping force in Sudan

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UN News Service

The review team examined material related to 16 incidents related to crimes against civilians and peacekeepers, and found a tendency to under-report unless there was absolute certainty of the facts. In five of the cases UNAMID did not provide UN Headquarters with full reports on the circumstances surrounding those incidents.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 27 October 2014)

Humanitarian response

As of October, 92 per cent (3.5 million people) of the 3.8 million**** people targeted for assistance had been reached with some form of assistance as indicated in the chart. Resources are however required to sustain the highly prioritized aid operation until the end of the year. The $1.8 billion Crisis Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2014) is 61 per cent funded, leaving a gap of $697 million.

**** The people targeted includes people internally displaced or impacted by the conflict, refugees

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 13 others
In Presidential Statement, Security Council Urges States to Bolster Protection, Empowerment of Displaced Women, Girls

SC/11617
7289th Meeting (AM & PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

During Day-Long Debate, Over 70 Speakers Take Stock of Progress, Recommending Targeted Solutions to Stem Threats from Violent Extremism

The Security Council today urged States, other parties to conflicts and the United Nations system to step up measures to protect and empower displaced women and girls and those facing threats of violent extremism, ahead of a day-long debate on women, peace and security.

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Seven people killed in Lakes state revenge attack

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Sudan Tribune

October 27, 2014 (RUMBEK) – At least seven people have been killed in a revenge attack that took place in South Sudan’s Lakes state county of Rumbek North on Monday, authorities told Sudan Tribune.

The incident was reportedly in retaliation to Saturday’s killing of two chiefs at Ayen Mayer village in Rumbek East county. The executive chief, Mamer Keer Malok and sub-chief, Yuol Janglei Marol were attacked and killed as they traveled to Rumbek Central county.

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Disbanding all militias in Darfur is the first step towards making a real peace

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SUDO (UK)

On the 20th of October 2014 in SHARE’IYA locality around 20km east of SHARE’IYA village a farmer by the name of Mohammed Abdel Aziz Reesa, around 25 years of age, who lived in SHARE’IYA village was killed by pro-government militia men known as the ABO-DOR group, belonging to the brigade commander Al-SEIR, who is commander of the NYALA area. The body has been handed back to his family and buried in NYALA. Although the killing was not been reported to the police, his family was informed that the perpetrator has been arrested and he will face a military trail.

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Systematic attack on Darfuri farmers by the janjaweed militias

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SUDO (UK)

As the end of the rainy season approaches in Darfur and farmers are preparing to harvest, the Janjaweed militias have intensified their killing and looting in south and west Darfur in order to prevent farmers from carrying out the harvesting.

In 23 October 201 in GERAIDA locality near DONKI ABYAD two men were killed and another was injured in their farm and their properties and livestock were looted by Janjaweed militia.

Killed:

1- Adam Ibrahim Mohammed

2- Mohammed Adam Omar

Injured:

3- Ibrahim Adam Omar

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Scale of United Nations Peacekeeping across Massive Distances in Midst of Conflict Matched by Operational Complexity, Department Head Tells Fourth Committee

GA/SPD/567
Sixty-ninth session,
15th Meeting (AM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The “remarkable” scale of United Nations peacekeeping operations, where personnel often operated in remote areas, across massive distances and in increasingly hostile environments, came alive today in the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) during briefings by senior Secretariat officials, as that body began its annual comprehensive review of the subject.

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Assaults, beating, robbery in North, South, Central Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

DARFUR (28 Oct.) - On Monday, a number of people were attacked by militiamen in North, South, and Central Darfur.

In the area of Liwi, east of Tawila town in North Darfur, a group of militiamen assaulted more than 20 displaced people on their farms in the area of Liwi.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 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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Seven children die in North Darfur camp, Dengue fever cases in El Fasher

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Radio Dabanga

Seven children died in Shangil Tobaya camp in North Darfur within the last ten days. In El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, two people died of Dengue fever on Sunday. 15 others are infected.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, the coordinator of the Shangil Tobaya camp said that an unknown disease hit the camp, “in particular the children”.

“Seven children died the past ten days, among them two siblings who both died on Monday. They were vomiting blood, and complaining of severe headaches.”

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief, October 2014

Food shortages and weak purchasing power will limit food availability and access, particularly for the urban poor and for households with ill or deceased family members, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Somalia + 7 others
Corne de l'Afrique : l'ONU et ses partenaires vont fournir une aide importante pour le développement

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UN News Service

27 octobre 2014 – Lors d'une visite lundi dans la Corne de l'Afrique, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, le Président de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, et des représentants de plusieurs organisations internationales et régionales de développement ont annoncé lundi une aide financière de 8 milliards de dollars au cours des prochaines années pour la région.

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External Situation Report on the Population Movements into Sudan (12 - 25 October 2014)

Introduction:

International Organization for Migration:

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