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29 Aug 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Heavy rainfall in Central Darfur on Friday and Saturday destroyed at least 316 shelters in the Nierteti camps for the displaced.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from the Southern Nierteti camp, a camp sheikh reported that 112 homes collapsed in Khor Ramla, Garsila, and the Northern and Southern Nierteti camps. At least 204 homes in the other camps fell-down as well.

The sheikh said that inventory is still ongoing. The affected families are now living in the open.

29 Aug 2016 description

KHARTOUM - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote food security through improvement of agricultural production among smallholder farmers in Sudan.

29 Aug 2016 description

KASSALA, SUDAN, 27th August, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has distributed relief aid to 500 Sudanese families in Hamshkoraib area, 180 km north-east of Kassala state.

The move is part of the foundation's relief campaign to assist the victims of the torrential rains that devastated large parts of the sisterly Republic of Sudan.

29 Aug 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 28, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s internal opposition umbrella, the National Consensus Forces (NCF) has expressed full support for any peace talks that aims to stop the war and allow humanitarian access to the affected population.

Earlier this month, the African mediation suspended the latest round of talks between the government and the rebel movements on Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile after the negotiating parties failed to reach agreement on the security arrangements and humanitarian access.

29 Aug 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

August 28 - 2016 N'DJAMENA

The conference on education for the children of Sudanese refugees in Chad, organised by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Chad capital N'Djamena, ended on Thursday.

Representatives of the Chad Ministry of Education, the US Embassy in Chad, and twelve delegates from the refugee camps in eastern Chad participated in the three-day conference.

29 Aug 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

August 28 - 2016 TAWILA
Fierce fighting broke out between militant herdsmen and rebel fighters in Tawila locality in North Darfur today.

Large groups of herders gathered in the area near Katur village, west of Tabit, the past few days, after an attack on a nomads’ settlement near Tawila, whereby three people were killed, and about 1,000 camels and cows were stolen on Wednesday.

Villagers reported to Radio Dabanga from Katur today that the gunmen who attacked the settlement were rebel combatants. They could not say from which rebel movement.

29 Aug 2016 description

Khartoum, Aug.7(SUNA)-Federal Health Minister, Bahar Iddris Abu Garda discussed with delegation of experts and consultants of the World Health Organization(WHO) and in presence of WHO Representative in Sudan, Dr Naema Al-Qaseer the ongoing arrangements for declared Sudan free of Guinea Worm Disease(GWD).

The WHO delegation commended Sudan efforts on eradication of GWD and called other countries to make use of Sudan's experience in this connection.

28 Aug 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Three people were killed and more than 1,000 cows were stolen in an attack on a herder settlement in Tawila locality in North Darfur on Wednesday. In response, hundreds of armed herdsmen arrived in the area over the past few days. A farmer was killed, another abducted, and two women were gang-raped, allegedly by the herders.

27 Aug 2016 description
report RedR UK

For the past six months, a wide range of actors have been working to develop the Sudan National Sanitation and Hygiene Strategic Framework, which will help to speed and scale up efforts to improve sanitation and hygiene services and practices across the country. WASH expert Sarah House explains RedR’s contribution to this vital initiative.

27 Aug 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

The infrastructure and equipment of basic and secondary schools in West Kordofan has deteriorated while the salaries of teachers are insufficient to meet the requirements for a monthly living.

Teachers from El Muglad told Radio Dabanga that the infrastructure of their schools remain poor. “Some schools are built of straw or wood, while others are built of fixed materials but they have collapsed because of lack of maintenaince.”

27 Aug 2016 description
report UNOSAT
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Situation Overview

The current rainy season in Sudan, which started in early June and is expected to continue until November this year, has resulted in torrential rains that heavily impacted several parts of the country, causing about 114 deaths and affecting more than 161,700 people. 14,700 houses were destroyed and another 10,800 damaged nationwide (UN OCHA, 14 Aug 2016).

26 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • There is a marginal improvement in food consumption for people assisted through relief operations, but in spite of the good progress, needs will remain high to the end the year. The situation remains critical for 10.2 million people in need of food assistance.

  • There is an imminent pipeline break for cereals in September. WFP currently requires USD 158 million to support 7.6 million people affected by drought for the rest of 2016.

26 Aug 2016 description

This week, the Danish Refugee Council held an open medical day in Amman, Jordan for Syrian and Jordanian families.

More than 450 people attended the open medical day this week at the Danish Refugee Council Tarabot Community Centre, held in collaboration with the Institute of Family Health of Nour alHussien Foundation (IFH).

26 Aug 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Popular initiatives aim to help Sudanese affected by the floods to rebuild their lives.
By Ahmed Saeed

Khartoum - For Sumaiya Haroun, 43, it was business as usual on Saturday. Her two sons were at school, her older daughter and ailing husband at home, while Haroun embarked on her daily trip to Bahri's central market where she sells food.

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