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Five women gang-raped in Central Darfur’s Nierteti

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Radio Dabanga

NIERTETI LOCALITY (28 Aug.) - Militiamen gang raped five displaced women in Central Darfur on Wednesday.

“On Wednesday evening, five women of the Nierteti camps were assaulted by a group of militiamen in the area of Mulgawa, west of Nierteti town,” a camp resident reported to Radio Dabanga from the Nierteti North camp.

“The women were working on their farms, when the attackers raped the women alternately. They then robbed them of their belongings and farming tools.”

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West Darfur displaced hail Paris Declaration

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Radio Dabanga

The West Darfur sector of the Association of Darfur Displaced and Refugees has welcomed the Paris Declaration, signed on 8 August between the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF, an alliance of the main Sudanese rebel movements) and the National Umma Party (NUP).

The Association hailed the contents of the Paris Declaration in a statement issued after a massive meeting of displaced in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, this week. The displaced welcomed the intention of the signatories to comprehensively resolve the armed conflicts and the various crises in the country.

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More than 50 Darfur displaced die from diarrhoea

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Radio Dabanga

ENTRAL DARFUR / NORTH DARFUR (28 Aug.) -

In Nierteti, Central Darfur, 18 children died this week from fever and diarrhoea. In Saraf Umra, North Darfur, at least 20 displaced died of the same ailments. In the Abu Shouk and Korma camps, North Darfur, 21 people died from diarrhoea, eight of them children.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a displaced woman reported from Nierteti town that 18 children died last week of high fever and diarrhoea. “There are dozens of people suffering similar cases.”

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Sudan: ICRC signs country agreement with government

28-08-2014 News Release 14/148

Khartoum/Geneva (ICRC) – Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today signed a newly revised country agreement. The legal document formalizes relations between the Sudanese authorities and the ICRC, and will replace a previous agreement dating from 1984.

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Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 34 | 18 – 24 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Close to 257,000 people in Sudan have been affected by heavy rains and flooding that started in late July 2014, according to HAC and SRCS. About 70 per cent of the flood-affected people have received assistance.

• Blue Nile is the most affected state, accounting for almost 30 per cent of people affected by floods, according to HAC.

• WHO reports that 283 cases of diarrhoea amongst children under five years have been registered in three locations in North Darfur over the past few weeks.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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18 million EU grant for primary education in Sudan

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KHARTOUM (27 Aug .) -

The EU Delegation to Sudan and Unicef launched two newly EU-funded programmes to strengthen access to quality primary education in the states of El Gedaref, Red Sea, Kassala, Blue Nile, South Kordofan, and the Darfur States, in Khartoum on Tuesday.

The objectives of the two projects are to increase children’s access to primary education, to improve its quality, and to help Sudan make direct progress towards the Millennium Development Goal targets for education, the EU Delegation stated in a press release on Tuesday.

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Security Council, in Presidential Statement, Recommits to Addressing Sahel‘s Complex Challenges while Commending Regional Initiatives

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SC/11535

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7249th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today, reiterating its concern about the alarming situation in the Sahel region, reaffirmed its continued commitment to address the complex security and political challenges in the region.

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Security Council, unanimously adopting Resolution 2173 (2014), renews mandate of African Union-United Nations hybrid operation in Darfur (SC/11536)

Security Council

7250th Meeting (AM)

Text Calls for Realigning Mission’s Activities, Improved Protection of Civilians, Humanitarian Aid Workers

The Security Council this morning extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for 10 months, until 30 June 2015, while it requested further realignment of the mission’s activities in accordance with recent strategic reviews.

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Abbala herders attack Beni Hussein farmers in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN (27 Aug.) - Abbala tribesmen attacked Beni Hussein farmers in the area of Hijeir Tigeiteeg in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, North Darfur, amid fears of renewed clashes again between the two tribes. The situation

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an activist reported that “five farmers were slaughtered, four shot dead, and one sustained injuries in an attack by Abbala militants in the area of Hijeir Tigeiteeg, located between El Sareif town and Jebel ‘Amer”.

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Four die of mystery disease in West Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

FORO BARANGA (27 Aug.) - An unknown disease resulted in the death of four people on Monday, and infected three on Tuesday in the area of Foro Baranga, West Darfur.

“The symptoms are vomiting, fever, and bleeding from the mouth”, a listener told Radio Dabanga from Foro Baranga. “After the appearance of the symptoms, the patients die about three hours later.”

He said that four people died on Monday. “Three others were affected. They are now in a hospital in Foro Baranga in serious condition. The hospital, however, is short of medical staff, and medicines.”

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Sudan militia recruit more than 3,000 minors in South Kordofan

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NUBA MOUNTAINS (27 Aug.) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) reported that government forces have recruited more than 3,000 young men in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan. They have been transferred to military camps, to be trained and integrated into the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

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Challenges for national dialogue in Sudan

In National Dialogue in Sudan, a paper for the Sudan Democracy First Group, RVI Fellow Atta el-Battahani examines the successes and failures of national dialogue in Sudan and South Sudan, from 1956 to 2012. He identifies a series of recurrent obstacles: the bad faith of the protagonists, the limited scope and inadequate implementation of political agreements, their lack of inclusiveness, and government constraints on freedom of information.

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HCR R.D. Congo Fact Sheet, 31 juillet 2014

En bref

Le HCR a clôturé le rapatriement des réfugiés de la RDC vivant en République du Congo le 30 juillet. Au total 119.024 réfugiés ont été rapatriés, ce qui dépasse les chiffres de planification de 110.000. Plusieurs projets sont mis en oeuvre dans les zones de retour pour assurer la réintégration.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 28 – September 3, 2014

  • Above-average rains observed over the Sahel during the past week.
  • Slightly reduced rains recorded in Sudan during the past observation period.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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European Union calls for the implementation of Doha and Asmara Agreements [EN/AR]

Ambassador Tomas Ulincy, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan (EU) and Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Representative in Sudan launched yesterday at Corinthia Hotel two newly EU funded projects to strengthen access to quality primary education in the states of Gedarif, Red Sea,
Kassala, Blue Nile, South Kordofan and the Darfur States.

The objectives of the two projects are to increase children’s access to and , improve the quality of primary education and to help Sudan make direct progress towards the Millennium Development Goal targets for education.

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Qatar Charity Response to Sudan Floods

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Qatar Charity

In early August 2014, Qatar Charity completed the distribution of QAR 500,000 (USD 137,000) worth of emergency relief aid to those affected by the widespread flooding that struck Sudan, destroying public facilities, infrastructure and leaving tens of thousands homeless.

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Stepping up the fight against child malnutrition in Sudan

UNICEF receives new grant from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection department (ECHO)

Khartoum / Brussels, 26th August 2014 --- At the beginning of August, UNICEF received confirmation of a new grant from ECHO to the tune of €2 Million to continue on-going efforts to combat child malnutrition in Sudan.

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September 2014 Special Update – Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

On 1 July 2014, the UN Secretary-General submitted his 13th annual report on children and armed conflict to the Security Council, pursuant to SCR 2068. The Council will discuss the report during a debate on children and armed conflict on 8 September 2014 hosted by the United States.

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict urges the Security Council to commit to the following actions to strengthen implementation of the Children and Armed Conflict agenda:

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International Medical Corps Calls for Increased Humanitarian Support in Chad

August 26, 2014 - Los Angeles, Calif. – Already host to hundreds of thousands of refugees from Sudan’s Darfur region, Chad is moving center stage as armed militants drive large scale population displacements and instability throughout the region. Having operated for a decade in Chad, International Medical Corps is calling on the international community to expand its support to this oft forgotten humanitarian emergency where religious extremism, chronic malnutrition, high maternal mortality rates and extreme levels of poverty threaten to destabilize the country and the region.

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Darfur rains destroy homes, damage farms

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Radio Dabanga

DARFUR(26 Aug.) - 759 homes broke down entirely, and 2,674 houses were damaged by the rains in four West Darfur localities last week. Floods spoiled large tracts of farmlands in West and South Darfur.