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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #29, 30 July 2014

Highlights

· Food pipelines are stretched and WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees in all four countries.

· UN agencies are working with national and local governments to provide adequate settlement for new arrivals, in all four countries.

· More than 428,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 30 | 21 - 27 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aid agencies in Sudan require $982 million to assist 6.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (roughly 20 per cent of Sudan’s population).

  • IOM staff member is released in South Darfur after 20 days in captivity

  • In East Darfur, some 50,000 people in Selea and Yassin localities receive two-month rations of food for seasonal support

  • Over 86,400 South Sudanese refugees have sought refuge in Sudan since conflict in South Sudan began on 15 December 2013

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 3 others
Improving nutrition through agriculture

Nearly 25 per cent of children under 5 are chronically malnourished. In South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, home to three quarters of these children, the figure is 40 per cent.

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Khartoum declares high state of alert, closes schools due to heavy rains

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Sudan Tribune

July 30, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - Khartoum state has declared high state of alert following heavy rains which hit the Sudanese capital on Wednesday.

Dozens of families in the west of Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman were seen carrying their belongings after their homes were destroyed by rain which amounted to 43 mm. Floods have also destroyed homes in villages and areas south of Omdurman.

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Three planes carrying 48 tonnes of humanitarian, health and shelter materials arrived in Khartoum

Khartoum, July 30 (SUNA)- Three Qatari planes carrying relief materials to flood victims in Sudan, arrived to Khartoum Wednesday, in implementation of the directives of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Another shipment of relief material will arrive to Khartoum on Thursday within the context of the same Qatari humanitarian relief assistance to flood victims in Sudan.

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Tracking devices to deter hijacks in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EL FASHER(30 Jul.) - The North Darfur State government will cooperate with a company specialised in the installation of tracking devices for vehicles, in a bid to reduce the increasing number of hijacks.

North Darfur State Governor Osman Yousif Kibir announced that the state government and the state’s Security Committee last week signed an agreement with a company specialised in the installation of tracking devices for vehicles, the Sudan News Agency (Suna) reported on Tuesday.

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Tribal tensions contained after alleged cattle theft in South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

ED EL FURSAN(30 Jul.) - (UPDATED) Missing cattle belonging to the Beni Halba tribe in South Darfur sparked tensions on Monday.

Mohamed Yagoub Ismail, a leader of the Fellata tribe, told Radio Dabanga on Wednesday that the developing crisis was contained the next day.

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Gangsters arrested in Nyala, South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

NYALA(30 Jul.) - The South Darfur State security authorities have arrested seven notorious offenders in Nyala on Sunday.

Security forces on Sunday raided the house of a gang leader in El Riyadh district in northern Nyala, a resident of South Darfur’s capital reported to Radio Dabanga. “They arrested seven members of a gang, led by someone called Ali.”

“The forces also seized 50 weapons, ammunition, more than 10 motorcycles, and large quantities of stolen items including money, mobile phones, jewellery, and watches.”

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Sudan’s capital paralysed by torrents, floods

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM / EL GEZIRA(30 Jul.) - Torrential rains and ensuing floods paralysed daily life in large parts of Sudan’s capital of Khartoum on Wednesday.

The heavy rainfall on Wednesday that continued from 1am until two pm, led to the destruction of hundreds of homes.

The Governor of Khartoum State issued a “maximum alert”, as weather forecasts warn for a continuation of the rains for another two weeks. Schools are officially closed until 10 August.

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Sudan + 1 other
South Sudanese squatters flooded after heavy Sudan rains

Crude camps known as "open areas" housing thousands of impoverished South Sudanese have been flooded. About 160 houses in the Khartoum region have been damaged or destroyed.

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Nigeria + 15 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, July 31 – August 6, 2014

  • Heavy rains in parts of eastern Sudan resulted in flooding which damaged infrastructure.

  • Ground conditions continue to deteriorate due to poor rains in northeastern Nigeria, western Chad and Senegal.

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence has displaced more than 388,100 people in Darfur to date in 2014.

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) prompts additional displacement and humanitarian needs in the Two Areas.

  • Approximately 5 to 5.3 million people in Sudan were food-insecure in June.

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