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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 29 | 14 – 20 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Three Sudanese aid workers who were abducted in Kutum, North Darfur last month were freed after 32 days in captivity.

• About 34,000 new IDPs in Um Dukhun and Mukjar localities in Central Darfur need humanitarian assistance, according to aid agencies.

• An estimated 2,000 people have been displaced to El Lait locality, North Darfur from East Darfur.

• UNHCR estimates that the number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan will reach 165,000 people by the end of 2014.

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Jordan + 3 others
Jordan's Quiet Emergency

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Pulitzer Center

ALICE SU

When the adhan sounds, a sigh of relief ripples across the room. The call to prayer marks the end of the day’s Ramadan fasting and the go-ahead for seven disabled children, six volunteers, one grandmother, and two supervisors, all from Syria, to dig into the mountain of McDonald’s in front of them.

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Death, displacement mar Eid in Sudan's Darfur

07/24/2014 03:06 GMT

by NO BYLINE

KHARTOUM, July 24, 2014 (AFP) - Shafia Abdullah's Sudanese family is consumed with thoughts of vengeance after militia shot him dead during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, ending his advocacy for Darfur's displaced people.

Abdullah's murder is only one among many in Darfur's years of war but it symbolises what residents say is a worsening security situation, leaving little to celebrate as the Eid al-Fitr festival approaches next week.

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Darfur refugees in eastern Chad close to starving

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EASTERN CHAD(23 Jul.) - Soaring prices and the reduction of food rations have forced a number of Darfuri refugees in the eastern Chad camps to break the fast with bread made of toxic mekheit seeds, and to dig into ant hills in search for food.

The refugees in eastern Chad are facing extremely difficult humanitarian conditions, Ali Yagoub, the head of the Treguine refugee camp told Radio Dabanga.

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Central Darfur displaced ill because of dire sanitary situation

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Radio Dabanga

HAMIDIYA CAMP(23 Jul.) -Dozens of cases of fever and diarrhoea emerged among the residents of Hamidiya camp for the displaced in Zalingei locality, Central Darfur, during the past two weeks.

“Many people in Hamidiya camp are suffering from diarrhoea, which is in some cases accompanied by fever and vomiting,” the coordinator of the Central Darfur camps told Radio Dabanga. “They fell ill when the rains appeared.”

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 24 – July 30, 2014

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  • A large area of enhanced rainfall may trigger localized flooding across parts of eastern Sudan.
  • Consistently poor rainfall has led to deteriorating ground conditions across northeastern Nigeria and western Chad.

1) The potential for significantly heavy rainfall remains forecast over the River Nile and Kassala provinces of eastern Sudan, which may trigger localized flooding and elevated river levels along the Nile River basin during the next seven days.

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Three sisters gang raped in Gireida locality, South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

GIREIDA LOCALITY (21 Jul .) - On Monday, three sisters were gang raped by militiamen in Gireida locality, South Darfur.

“Eight government-backed militiamen on camelback, wearing military uniforms, at about 8am on Monday, attacked a family of father, mother, and three daughters, tending their farmland in the area of Um Asal, about 10km west of Gireida town”, a farmer reported to Radio Dabanga.

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Farmers abducted, livestock released on farmlands in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

ZALINGEI LOCALITY / EAST JEBEL MARRA (22 Jul .) - Militiamen abducted two farmers and seized their tractor in the area of Dankoj in Central Darfur on Friday. The farmers were released on Sunday. The gunmen demand SDG35,000 for the return of the tractor. In East Jebel Marra, herders released their camels and cattle on farmlands by force of arms.

“Two militiamen on a motorcycle on Friday attacked two farmers, while they were tending their lands in the area of Dankoj, east of Central Darfur's capital of Zalingei,” a villager told Radio Dabanga from Dankoj.

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Displaced raped, robbed, beaten in South Darfur

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KALMA CAMP (22 Jul .) - Militiamen raped three residents of Kalma camp in the area of Ba’ashum, South Darfur, on Sunday. In the same area, nine others were severely beaten and robbed of their belongings.

“Militiamen on Sunday assaulted a number of Kalma camp displaced at the farmlands of Ba’ashum, about of 15km east of the camp,” Saleh Eisa, Secretary-General of the camp told Radio Dabanga.

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Sudan: ES & NFI Sector Monthly Update # 5, May 2014

Key Points

  • The NFI Common Pipeline for Darfur provided ES & NFI assistance to 6,570 households (approximately 32,850 people); 4,746 newly displaced households (75%); 115 Fire affected households (17%); and 1,500 households of Returnees received NFIs (22%) .

  • In the Rest of Sudan, sector partners continued assistance to new arrivals from South Sudan. As of end May, some 10,000 families were assisted with ES & NFIs by partners UNHCR, SRCS, SC Sweden and Plan Sudan.

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European Commission Tops Up Contribution To WFP Sudan

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an additional contribution of €9.1 million (US$12.3 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to its operations in Sudan.

The funds will provide much-needed food assistance to displaced people and other vulnerable groups across the country. This donation brings ECHO’s total contribution this year to WFP Sudan to €13,994,000 (US$ 19.1 million).

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Landmines exposed by rain in North Darfur

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KUTUM LOCALITY (22 Jul .) -

The Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW) claims that government forces planted landmines in Kutum locality, North Darfur.

Mustafa Tambur, the military spokesman for the SLM-AW reported to Radio Dabanga that heavy rainfall exposed 23 landmines in the area of Fonu, near Kutum town.

“The mines were buried along a strip of two kilometers, to hamper the movement of the Darfur resistance forces”, Tambour explained.

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Qatar charity supporting voluntary return in Darfur

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Qatar Charity

QC’s projects in Sudan focus on facilitating voluntary return in Darfur, through raising awareness and providing stability and rehabilitation of the villages of the displaced, providing basic services through income-generating projects that rebuild social cohesion and harmony.

Qatar Charity's most recent effort included a farming project to bring back to cultivation 1500 acres of land that has directly benefited more than 1,400 people in Darfur.