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Sudanese states ask for federal help to stave off flood effects

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Sudan Tribune

July 27, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s River Nile and Sennar states have asked the federal government for assistance to overcome the serious damage caused by heavy rains.

The governor of the River Nile state, al-Hadi Abdallah, announced mobilisation of government units and residents to ward off effects of the floods which led to the complete or partial destruction of 900 houses.

He said that a high committee headed by his deputy, Ali Ahmed Hamed, has been set up to assess the damage besides forming popular committees to provide help and support for the affected population.

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Murder, abduction, assault, robberies, and release in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

DARFUR (27 Jul .) - Militiamen abducted a resident of El Salam camp for the displaced in South Darfur, and stole six cows on Friday. In El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur State, gunmen attacked the vehicle of the State Minister of Finance and killed the driver. In North Darfur, a lorry was plundered.

Sheikh Mahjoub Tabaldiya reported to Radio Dabanga from El Salam camp that “government-backed militiamen in a vehicle, and others on camelback, stormed the camp on Friday evening. They seized Musa Hamad, and six cows belonging to Osman El Jazari, and fled.

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Torrents, floods across Sudan; 800 homes washed away in Central Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

NIERTETI (27 Jul .) - Heavy rainfall and the ensuing floods affected different parts in Sudan the past few days. Torrential rains in Nierteti locality, Central Darfur, destroyed more than 800 camp shelters on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A camp leader reported to Radio Dabanga that heavy downpours on Tuesday and Wednesday wiped away more than 800 homes in Khor Ramla camp, and the Nierteti North and South camps. “Hundreds of displaced now are living in the open, after having lost most of their poor possessions.”

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Herdsmen rob, threaten voluntary return towns in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KABKABIYA/ZALINGEI (26 Jul.) - Armed herdsmen threatened to attack and burn down villages west of Kabkabiya town, North Darfur, on Thursday, if the residents did not pay them a large amount of money.

A resident of Ardushuf, about 18 km west of Kabkabiya, told Radio Dabanga that the herders, “armed by the government”, demand SDG 8,000 ($1,393) as a compensation for the breaking of a leg of one of their animals, for which they blame the villagers.

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Two abducted by RSF in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EL FASHER (26 Jul.) - Elements of a Sudanese paramilitary force abducted two shepherds in the area between Shangil Tobaya and Tabit in El Fasher locality, North Darfur, on Friday.

Residents in the area told Radio Dabanga that the kidnapping occurred near Tinkarara. Abdel Nasser Jacob (25 years) and Adam Hari Musa (21 years) had gathered there with their cattle at midday. They were taken by members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) which were coming from Shangil Tobaya.

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Four wounded in militiamen’s attack, South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KATILA (26 Jul) - Pro-government militiamen attacked Hashaba in Katila locality, South Darfur, and wounded four displaced people on Friday.

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Gunmen pillage South Darfur hospital, attack West Darfur trader

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Radio Dabanga

ED EL FURSAN/EL GENEINA (25 Jul.) - A group of masked gunmen robbed nearly SDG 84,000 ($14,640) from Ed El Fursan hospital, the amount of the staff's monthly salaries, in South Darfur on Thursday.

An administrative officer of the locality reported to Radio Dabanga that the stolen amount of SDG 83,867 is the staff’s monthly salaries meant for Eid El Fitr, the celebration of the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It was transported from state capital Nyala and kept with an accountant and two other people, he explained.

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IOM staff released in South Darfur

yala, 25 July 2014 – A staff member with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mr. Felix Ngoma, who was abducted in Nyala, South Darfur, on 6 July 2014, was freed today after 20 days in captivity.

Mr. Ngoma, a Zambian national, appears to be unharmed and in good condition. He will soon be flown back to his home country via Khartoum.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis: 6 Months On

Since the onset of the crisis in South Sudan, ACTED has continued to implement its activities in five states across the country - Warrap, Jonglei, Upper Nile, Central Equatoria, and Lakes states. ACTED’s interventions have provided life-saving assistance to displaced persons, refugees, returnees and vulnerable local populations. Six months since the start of the crisis, ACTED reflects on what its teams have achieved.

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South Sudan + 5 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 46 (as of 24 July 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 1.1 million people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity.

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene partners reported reaching some 400,000 more people in crisis-affected areas in June compared to May, raising the overall number of people reached with some humanitarian assistance to 2.4 million.

  • An additional aircraft, able to carry 10 metric tonnes per day, was contracted and dedicated specifically to operations in Bentiu. This frees up other air assets for rapid response operations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 30, 22 July 2014

OVERVIEW

The security situation across South Sudan remains unpredictable and highly volatile. In Guit and Nhialdu (18km from Bentiu town), Unity State, clashes disrupted food distribution to 37,000 people on 16 July. Fighting was also reported in Ayod (Jonglei State) and Nassir (Upper Nile State). In Lakes State, 1,000 people have been displaced by incidents of cattle raiding and sporadic fighting.

International Organization for Migration:

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IOM Backs Sudan Malaria Prevention Campaign

Sudan - IOM, as part of the Sudan’s National Flood Taskforce, which is coordinates emergency response operations throughout the country, has been asked by the country’s Federal Ministry of Health to contribute to the country’s malaria prevention programme ahead of the upcoming wet season.

International Organization for Migration:

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UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #28 23 July 2014

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Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires US$107 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and stop selected activities such as school meals and blanket supplementary feeding, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals. This will have a negative impact on the nutrition situation of beneficiaries.

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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 29 | 14 – 20 July 2014 [EN/AR]

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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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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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

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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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