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27 Jul 2017 description

Summary Points
- Tanzania’s ban on maize grain exports to assure the country’s food security and to encourage value addition through exports of flour, would likely move regional cross-border trade to informal channels because of porous borders, and increase the maize export prices because of additional of costs of circumventing the ban.

26 Jul 2017 description

The Zayed Giving Initiative has started its humanitarian mission in Sudanese villages to provide the best diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for children and the elderly under the supervision of a specialised medical team of doctors from the UAE and voluntary doctors from Sudan.

The mission is in line with the ‘Year of Giving’ initiative launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in co-ordination with the Sudanese Volunteer Centre and ministries of health and social security.

26 Jul 2017 description

The African Union – United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is being scaled down due to decreasing levels of conflict in the area. Yet many refugees say they are still too scared to return home. The PSC Report spoke to Kingsley Mamabolo, the head of UNAMID and Joint Special Representative of the African Union and United Nations (UN) for Darfur.

There’s been a decision to cut the number of soldiers in UNAMID by 44% and police by 30%. Why is this being done now?

26 Jul 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Fewer new cases of cholera are being reported in Sudan’s El Gezira, while equipment and medicines provided by charities have provided some relief for patients.

A medical source from Tamboul in El Gezira revealed that the number of hospitalised cases in the isolation centre on Tuesday were 50 cases after the discharge of 40 cases who recovered to health on Monday.

26 Jul 2017 description

EL FASHER - The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has concluded a five-day visit to Sudan, during which time he met with Government officials, local authorities, community representatives and UNAMID peacekeepers.

High on the agenda was the recent UN Security Council Resolution 2363 and the current reconfiguration of UNAMID.

26 Jul 2017 description

Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan and the food security situation is of grave concern in 7 other countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, and Yemen. In these countries, 42.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance and 41.8 million are in phase 3-5 Integrated Phase Classification between June and September 2017.

25 Jul 2017 description

KHARTOUM, 25 July 2017 - To help stop antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from killing millions and costing the global economy trillions of dollars, partners from the health and agriculture sectors are coming together in Khartoum, Sudan from 24-27 July to draft a national action plan.

25 Jul 2017 description

Between January and May 2017, over 137,000 South Sudanese arrived in Sudan as refugees, fleeing their home and often leaving their possessions behind to escape a civil war. These new arrivals meant that there were now 418,000 refugees in Sudan, and that no less than 3,4 million people were in need of better health services in the country.

25 Jul 2017 description

112,018 arrivals by sea in 2017

2,361 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 25 July

363,401 arrivals in 2016

25 Jul 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

A locality in Red Sea state suffers from a severe water shortage, where the price of a water barrel has risen. Improvements to the water network and the inadequate health services are underway, the commissioner said.

The locality commissioner of Derudeb, Sayed Mohamed Osman Kantabai, said that the locality government is working to solve the problem. Derudeb lies in Haya, between Port Sudan and Kassala.

25 Jul 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1 in 11 - Proportion of Jordan’s population who are refugees registered with UNHCR

7 - Jordan is the seventh largest refugeehosting country in the world

4 out of 5 - Proportion of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan

80,000 - Syrians living in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp

78 - Percentage of Syrians registered with UNHCR in refugee camps who are women and children

25 Jul 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Kabkabiya Hospital in North Darfur received 30 new cholera patients over the weekend. The wards of the Tamboul Hospital in El Gezira are overcrowded.

A volunteer reported to Radio Dabanga from Kabkabiya that the 30 patients came from villages and the camps for the displaced near the town. Seven of them died on Saturday.

The hospital is currently treating 44 cholera patients. “The wards are overcrowded and the medicines were almost finished,” she said.

25 Jul 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

The second vice-president of Sudan has announced the collection of weapons in Darfur and the reorganisation of the country’s armed forces before the end of this year. Seven people were killed, two wounded, and four kidnapped in separate incidents in the country’s western region last week.

“We will leave weapons in Darfur only for certain purposes,” Second Vice-President Hasabo Abdelrahman said in a speech at the closing session of a Sufi conference of the El Tijaniya in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, on Sunday.