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08 Mar 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Today, as the world celebrates International Women’s Day, women leaders across Sudan and Darfur speak to Radio Dabanga of the complex social situations faced by women in the country, who are still vulnerable to violence, counter-violence and serious violations of privacy.

North Darfur

08 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

260,868 Refugees in South Sudan

1.893 M IDPs in South Sudan, including 223,994 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

US $172 million Funding requested for comprehensive needs in 2017

US $125 million Funding requested for priority needs in 2017

OUTSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

1,609,200 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries (as of 28 February, 2017):

08 Mar 2017 description
report Oxfam

Prolonged conflict, proxy wars, and inter-communal strife characterize many regions in Africa. This violence has caused untold atrocities, deaths, sexual violence, and displacement, as well as accelerating poverty and shattering lives and communities across the continent. Uncontrolled arms in Africa fuel this violence and are increasingly putting lives at immense risk.

08 Mar 2017 description
  • 801,079 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

  • 233,652 Households

07 Mar 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

The rate of cholera infections in El Gedaref has shown a slight decrease during the weekend. One of the affected areas registered a total of 50 cases as of Thursday.

A health source confirmed that no health centres or hospitals in the state have registered new infected people on Friday and Saturday. Also the isolation centre in El Gireisha locality have not witnessed any new cases during the past days.

Eight cases remain in El Gireisha centre, the source reported, with 42 people who have recovered from cholera recently.

07 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

137,297*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 Feb

1,572,641*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 15 Feb 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

260,868
Refugees in South Sudan

1.853 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,994 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

07 Mar 2017 description

19,384 arrivals by sea in 2017
521 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 07 March
363,401 arrivals in 2016

07 Mar 2017 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is deeply dismayed by the new executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement issued today by US President Donald Trump, barring citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States of America, while suspending the refugee resettlement programme for 120 days.

The new executive order will disrupt thousands of lives due to terrorism fears without factual basis.

07 Mar 2017 description
Arabic version

Member states of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) must demand a proper investigation into alleged chemical attacks by Sudanese government forces in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur, said Amnesty International today, as the OPCW’s Executive Council begins its four-day meeting in The Hague.

In a shocking report published in September 2016, Amnesty International revealed credible evidence of the repeated use of what are believed to be chemical weapons, against civilians, including very young children, from January to August 2016.

06 Mar 2017 description

Our understanding of the constraints holding back Africa’s women farmers and entrepreneurs is improving – thanks to an ICARDA-managed wheat initiative working across sub-Saharan Africa.

Gender inequality is a recurring feature of many agricultural production systems across the wheat-growing regions of Africa, and women farmers often lack access to credit, land, and other inputs. The result: limited adoption of new innovations, low productivity and income, and a missed opportunity to enhance household food security and prosperity.

06 Mar 2017 description

KHARTOUM - The 12th meeting of the Implementation Follow-up Commission (IFC) of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) was held today in Khartoum, Sudan. The Commission discussed the progress made and the challenges faced in the implementation of the DDPD since its last meeting which was held on 9 May 2016, also in Khartoum.

06 Mar 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

About 2,000 families that fled various areas of Darfur’s Jebel Marra to the Sinar area ten months ago face an acute shortage of food and cover.

The families fled the clashes between the government and the armed movements and fled to Sina area, which is under the control of the armed movements. are facing acute shortage of food, medicines and cover.

A number of those who fled told Radio Dabanga that since their arrival in Sina, they have not received any food aid or medicines which led to the prevalence of malnutrition among the elderly and children.

06 Mar 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

March 5, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai praised the Sudanese government for its humanitarian support to the South Sudanese refugees, says a statement released by the foreign ministry in Khartoum on Sunday.

According to the Sudanese mission in Geneva Taban made his remarks during a meeting held with African group on the sidelines of the 34th Human Rights Council Session in Geneva.

06 Mar 2017 description
  • As of 28 February, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require $22.6 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due to finalization of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) requesting around $2.1 billion and together the appeals are funded at $1.6 billion, leaving a shortfall of $21.0 billion.

06 Mar 2017 description

Khartoum/ Kampala/ Juba (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the release and repatriation of 125 people detained by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). The ICRC transported the released persons from two locations in South Sudan to Entebbe in Uganda and onward to Sudan, where they were handed over to government officials in Khartoum. The operation followed a request by the authorities in Kampala, Khartoum and Juba, and the SPLM-N, with agreement by all those involved.