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UNAMID peacekeepers provide medical support to displaced community

As part of ongoing work to assist the local communities across Darfur, UNAMID peacekeepers from Nigeria provided medical care for more than 100 people from the Neem IDP camp in El Daein, East Darfur on 14 April.

The displaced persons were treated for various illnesses, including malaria, meningitis and skin infections such as scabies, ringworm and rashes.

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Sudan: Situation update on new displacements in Darfur (as of 14 April 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Eritrea + 1 other
Eritrean seeking safe-passage to Sudan was led into a nightmare

KASSALA, Sudan, 16 April (UNHCR) – After 20 members of her religious congregation were imprisoned in Eritrea, Semret knew she had to flee to the safety of Sudan. The 25-year-old woman left on foot with a smuggler recommended by a friend – straight into a tragedy.

The Pentecostal church is among many denominations suffering severe restrictions. Anyone practising outside the four approved religions of Orthodox Christianity, Sunni Islam, Catholicism and Lutheranism can face prison, threats and harassment.

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Chad + 1 other
334 Sudanese refugee students sit exams in Chad

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Radio Dabanga

ABECHE (15 Apr.) - From the refugee camps of eastern Chad, 334 Sudanese students are currently sitting for their Sudanese Certificate examinations.

Speaking from the Sudanese-Chadian Friendship School in the Chadian city of Abeche, the Chief Proctor delegated by the Sudanese government, El Zein Hamadoun, reported to Radio Dabanga that the exams are going well and have entered their fourth day without any problems.

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Two killed in new village attack in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (16 Apr.) - Two men were killed and still unknown number of others wounded on Tuesday, when elements of the government Rapid Support Forces (RSF) plundered the village of Tangara, 20 km south of Tabit in East Jebel Marra.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that Mahjoop Jaqoob Adam and Adam Mukhtar Saleh died of bullet wounds in the attack, while an undisclosed number of people were injured. The militiamen then made off with the villagers’ money, belongings and cattle.

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Three Darfur children maimed after playing with bomb

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Radio Dabanga

ANKA (16 Apr.) - Three North Darfur children were severely injured on Sunday when a bomb they found at the roadside exploded.

A relative told Radio Dabanga that Amina Abdulah Salem (12), her sister Hawa Abdullah Salem (10), and Khaled Issa Mohamed Musa (9) of Anka in Kutum locality found the bomb and began to play with it.

“When it detonated, Amina’s hand was blown-off. She also suffered severe head wounds. Hawa also lost a hand, and has multiple wounds over the rest of her body. Khaled also suffered severe head injuries.”

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The Impact of Conflict on Civilians in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States, Republic of Sudan - March 2014

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Sudan Consortium

During the month of March, the number of attacks in Blue Nile increased significantly, with monitors on the ground reporting 66 bombs dropped on eight villages in 15 separate attacks. In addition, there were disturbing reports of prohibited stocks of anti-personnel landmines being discovered in vehicles captured from Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) by the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army – North (SPLA-N) troops in ground fighting in Blue Nile.

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Dozens still detained in Sudan despite promise of amnesty

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM (16 Apr.) - (UPDATED 16 Apr.) - At least 43 political detainees are still in prison in Sudan, despite promises by President Omar Al Bashir to facilitate a National Dialogue by releasing them.

The detainees include dozens of students, arrested during protest action against the rise of fuel and food prices in September 2013.

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World + 21 others
CERF Quarterly Update - January - March 2014

The largest allocations were provided to address critical needs in CAR and South Sudan. The donor community has contributed $220.7 million to CERF so far for 2014, one of the largest amounts since its launch in 2006.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Darfur: New Humanitarian Needs and Aid Delivery Fact Sheet, 14 April 2014

As of 14 April, the total number of people who remain displaced stands at 262,328. Humanitarian access has improved, but 122,260 people remain without assistance.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Five children die, many wounded in East Jebel Marra ‘offensive’

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (15 Apr.) - At least five children have died and many other people injured during a large-scale attack, allegedly by government-backed Rapid Support Services (RSF) militiamen, on East Jebel Marra on Tuesday.

Witnesses fleeing the attack told Radio Dabanga that about 600 militiamen driving vehicles including Land Cruisers launched a large-scale offensive on the villages of Hashaba ,Kutto , Krafula , Kuijr, Tumu , Kadarik , Umm Triter, Abu, Umm Driseiya, Sharafa, and Dali.

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Sudan + 1 other
Sudan Special Report: Price Projections through August 2014

Staple food prices expected to reach record high levels in June

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Bulgaria + 4 others
Bulgaria as a Country of Asylum

UNHCR says asylum conditions improved, warns against transfer of vulnerable people

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 15 April 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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Human security alert: Massive mobilization of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in the Nuba Mountains

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Enough Project

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) is issuing a human security alert for the civilian population of the Kauda Valley in the war-torn Nuba Mountains region of Sudan. Digital Globe Intelligence Solutions (DGIS) imagery has captured a significant mobilization of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) around Rashad, Delaba, and Umm Abdallah in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan, Sudan. The SAF mobilization, which includes the movement of heavy weaponry into the area, appears to be preparation for an assault on Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) bases in the Kauda Valley.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The 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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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan: Situation Report #23, 14 April 2014

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  • Following the WFP Executive Director's visit, the Country Office has sent a letter to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs requesting the Government's permission for WFP to use the Sudan corridor, similar to the request which led to the non-objection letter for the Gambella corridor access. Positive discussions with the government of Sudan and South Sudan are currently ongoing.

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Nearly 18,000 newly displaced still living rough in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

DARFUR (14 Apr.) -

Some 8,700 of the newly displaced at El Salam camp in North Darfur, and more than 9,000 at Kalma camp, in South Darfur, are living in dire humanitarian conditions as they lack food, cover, and shelter.

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World + 14 others
Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia