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18 Aug 2017 description

The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict adopted its fifth conclusion on the situation of children and armed conflict in Sudan on June 14, 2017. The conclusions are based on the Secretary-General’s (SG) report.

18 Aug 2017 description
report Sudan Consortium

There are currently four major refugee camps, Kaya, Yousif Batil, Gendirasa and Doro, in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan, mainly hosting refugees from Sudan's Blue Nile (BN) State. By mid-2016, the four camps were estimated to host 130,000 refugees in a highly militarised and tense context “with 60,000 frustrated Mabanese, about 17,000 IDPs, at least six armed militias and not nearly enough food”. By 31 May 2017, it was estimated that the camps had 141,341 refugees.

18 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Farmers in Sudan’s El Gedaref state, which is highly important for the country’s agricultural output, have warned of increasing conflicts between pastoralists and farmers in the state, terming the phenomenon ‘a ticking time bomb’.

Speaking at a symposium organised by the El Shoroug Forum in El Gedaref on Saturday, engineer Mustafa El Sayed called on the authorities to search for appropriate solutions.

18 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Singa Hospital in Sudan’s Sennar received 16 new cases of cholera during the first half of this week. A woman has died before she could be transferred to hospital, and nine others were infected with cholera at El Matateib in North Delta locality in Sudan’s Kassala state.

A medical source told Radio Dabanga that most of the cases in Sennar came from Um Benin village southeast of the city except for two cases from El Dindir and El Souki.

From Saturday to Monday, 26 cases of cholera arrived from Um Benin village.

17 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

17 August 2017 – The United Nations refugee chief has called for international solidarity and resources to aid Sudan, which is one of the major hosting countries for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan.

17 Aug 2017 description

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, paid his first official visit as High Commissioner to Sudan this week, at a time when refugees continue to flee the brutal conflict in South Sudan. He called on the international community to recognize Sudan’s long-standing tradition of hosting refugees and asked for more support for the country.

16 Aug 2017 description

UNAMID’s Community Outreach Unit (COU) organized a day-long commemoration of International Youth Day on 12 August 2017, under the global theme, ‘Youth Building Peace.’ More than 3,000 young people from El Fasher and nearby localities in North Darfur took part in a marathon, a bicycle race, an exhibition and a carnival, which were followed by drama performances and traditional dances. The programme ended with a concert featuring renowned Sudanese musician Hani Abdeen, accompanied by local talent, Hassan Aish.

16 Aug 2017 description

Increased influx of new arrivals to South Darfur observed in July.

Acute watery diarrhea outbreaks in East Darfur refugee camps have been contained.

Inter-agency mission visited Al Lait, North Darfur to monitor response, verify new arrivals and identify remaining gaps and needs.

  • 16,172 Total new arrivals in July 2017

  • 176,524 Total new arrivals in 2017 so far

15 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

The rate of cholera infections in areas of Northern State has increased over the past days. Four people died in one area, while dozens of people were infected.

The affected areas are Abri and El Mahas, specifically Saadnafenti in El Mahas where a woman died on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths in this area to four cases in four days.

Dozens of people have been infected with cholera in El Mahas, in Daglo locality, on Sunday and Monday, a source reported. This prompted two basic schools in Saadnafenti to close their doors.

15 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Six cholera patients died in various regions in Sudan, and 48 people were infected over the weekend.

A medical source told Radio Dabanga that the isolation centre in El Dindir in eastern Sudan’s Sennar recorded one cholera death on Saturday.

The patient came from Rumeila village, east of the town. The centre recorded two new cases from other villages on Sunday.

About 25 residents of Um Benin village, 12 km south-east of Singa, the capital of Sennar, fell ill during the weekend.

14 Aug 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 12, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The White Nile State government Saturday said it plans to bring back into refugee camps some 46,000 South Sudanese living in the residential neighbourhoods in several towns.

The head of the technical coordination committee for refugee affairs in the White Nile State, Tayeb Mohamed Abdallah said they plan to relocate to the refugee camps near the border areas some 46,000 refugees living in Kosti, Rabek, Ad Douiem and other towns. by refugee law.

13 Aug 2017 description

Student brings dialogue experience at university back home during vacation

A Sudanese University student Fatah Elalim brought back lessons to his community in Sudan’s Western Kordofan State, about dialogue as a way to transform local conflicts non-violently.

13 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Cholera continues to spread in South Darfur and Northern State. The leadership of the Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association has urged the Sudanese authorities to officially declare a cholera epidemic in the country.

The National Epidemiological Corporation reported in early July that nearly 24,000 Sudanese have been infected and 940 cholera patients have died since the outbreak of the infectious disease in Blue Nile state in August last year.

13 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Thirteen people died of cholera in West and Central Darfur this week. In Red Sea state, a local hospital recorded five new cholera cases, but discharged others who were still suffering from the rapidly spreading disease.

The current death toll in in the towns of Zalingei, Um Tajok in West Darfur, and Boronga in South Darfur (Kass locality) has run-up to 26 people this week.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Floods and torrents that struck localities in North Kordofan have caused severe damages to houses, infrastructure and livestock, affecting more than 500 families in initial estimations.

Torrents in Hamrat El Wiz, Abu Hadida, El Gahawi, Um Surra and Abu Hadid in North Kordofan affected 556 families, local authorities reported to Sudanese media. 435 houses partially collapsed and 130 residences were completely destroyed. 628 animals drowned.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Peace Direct

10 August 2017: Discrimination against non-Arabs in Sudan is a major problem, says Quscondy Abdulshafi – and the conflict won’t end until the persecution stops.

10 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The acute watery diarrhea (AWD) weekly case load has decreased almost by half during the month. UNICEF reached around 2 million affected people and populations at risk by providing improved purified drinking water through continuous water chlorination of the water sources, water transportation means and at household levels in 11 AWD affected states.

10 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

The rate of cholera infections in Tokar in Sudan’s Red Sea state increased significantly on Monday. Journalist Osman Hashim reported to Radio Dabanga that Tokar Hospital recorded 32 new cases, mostly from the peripheral bordering areas, while a number of cases were reported from the villages south of Tokar.

He pointed to the poor conditions at Tokar Hospital, the shortage of medical staff and medicines and the non- preparation of the isolation ward.

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