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28 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Acute malnutrition has reportedly caused the death of a number of children and elderly people from Blue Nile, in a refugee camp in South Sudan during the past week. UNHCR has relocated the first Sudanese refugees from Yida camp.

Other children are suffering from the shortage of food and nutritients, a camp coordinator in Yusuf Batil told Radio Dabanga.

“There is a severe shortage of food and medicines in the camp. Hopefully humanitarian organisations will speed up the delivery of aid and medicines,” the coordinator said.

28 May 2016 description

Joint Statement on Aerial Bombardment in South Kordofan and De Facto Expulsion of OCHA Head

The following statement was issued jointly by the governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway:

27 May 2016 description
report Guardian

Many Sudanese people displaced by fighting say that, with inflation driving price rises, a DfID-backed initiative to replace goods with e-cash is not working

Zeinab Mohammed Salih in Darfur

The UN World Food Programme is offering electronic vouchers instead of food aid to some displaced people in Sudan’s Darfur region but, despite the success of vouchers elsewhere in Sudan, some Darfuri recipients claim the scheme leaves them worse off because high inflation keeps food prices rising.

27 May 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | vendredi 27/05/2016 - 08:27 GMT | 406 mots

Une quarantaine de personnes ont été blessées au total jeudi dans la rixe ayant opposé pendant plusieurs heures quelque 200 réfugiés afghans et soudanais pour une raison encore indéterminée dans la "Jungle" de Calais (nord de la France), a-t-on appris auprès de la préfecture locale.

Ces heurts, qui ont commencé vers 16H00 (14H00 GMT) sous le préau d'un centre d'accueil de jour et se sont poursuivis au sein même de la "Jungle", font l'objet d'une enquête par le parquet.

27 May 2016 description
report African Union

Communiqué de presse

Addis Abéba, le 23 mai 2016 - La cinquième réunion ministérielle du Mécanisme conjoint de coordination (MCC) de l'Initiative de coopération régionale pour l'élimination de l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (ICR-LRA) s’est tenue à Addis-Abeba le 20 mai 2016.

26 May 2016 description

Calais, France | AFP | Thursday 5/26/2016 - 17:35 GMT

Some 20 people living in the "Jungle" refugee camp in the northern French port of Calais were injured in a brawl between around 200 Afghans and Sudanese on Thursday, local officials said.

Police said one person had been shot, and officials confirmed that several people received knife and baton injuries.

26 May 2016 description
report IRIN

Authorities in Sudan have launched a crackdown on Eritrean migrants - arresting those living in the capital, Khartoum, and intercepting hundreds travelling north through the country towards Libya, the launching point for smugglers’ boats heading for Europe.

26 May 2016 description
report IRIN

By Kristy Siegfried

Authorities in Sudan have launched a crackdown on Eritrean migrants - arresting those living in the capital, Khartoum, and intercepting hundreds travelling north through the country towards Libya, the launching point for smugglers’ boats heading for Europe.

Read the full story here.

25 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

A growing number of children are malnourished in Sudan, according to the Ministry of Health.

The State Minster of Health announced in the Sudanese Parliament on Monday that there is an increased child malnutrition rate in the country. Sumaya Idris presented a report on the Ministry's performance for 2015 and the first quarter of this year.

25 May 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Free Detainees; Investigate Abuses

(Nairobi) – Sudanese national security officials have detained dozens of students and activists – many of whom are still in custody – without charge since mid-April 2016, during protests on university campuses.

Some have been held for more than a month. Others are held in locations that the government has not revealed, without access to lawyers or contact with family, putting them at increased risk of torture.

24 May 2016 description

On 18 May 2016, UNAMID’s Police component and Civil Affairs Section concluded a one-month training programme for 150 internally displaced women on the manufacturing of fuel-efficient stoves at Abuzer Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in El Geneina, West Darfur. The project, which is part of the Mission’s Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) programme, is a joint effort with the Sudan Red Crescent Society (SRCS) and is aimed at protecting the environment as well as minimizing possible security risks which displaced women are exposed to while collecting firewood.

24 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Refugees in Yida camp, South Sudan, continue to suffer from the lack of aid. The people who have fled from Sudan's Nuba Mountains are facing the start of the rainy season without shelter and plastic sheets.

On Monday, a number of refugees in Yida, close to the border with Sudan, told Radio Dabanga that the majority of the camp residents have been living in the open during the past days.

“They suffer from the torrential rains and the winds,” one refugee said. “The winds cause a lot of material losses. Most tents have collapsed.”

24 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

May 23 - 2016 KABKABIYA

A lack of water threatens the displaced people sheltering in Sortony, next to a Unamid base, where militia members have blocked the roads for people and transport for nearly three weeks.

The Kabkabiya-Sortony road blockade entered its 17th day on Sunday, a camp coordinator in Kabkabiya locality told Radio Dabanga. Militiamen deny the displaced exit from Sortony to gather firewood, and there is a sharp decrease in the number of consumer goods at the site, the coordinator reported.

23 May 2016 description

On 19 May 2016, UNAMID`s Gender Advisory Unit, Sector West, in partnership with the Ministry of Local Governance , inaugurated the El-Humairaa Basic School for girls at Ardamata Administrative Unit in El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur. The project is part of the Mission’s Quick Impact Project (QIPs) aimed at creating a conducive learning environment and at increasing the school enrolment rate of children in the area.

23 May 2016 description

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Monday 5/23/2016 - 11:31 GMT

Arab tribesmen shot dead eight ethnic minority villagers as they prayed in a revenge killing in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, a medic and a tribal leader said on Monday.

Two children were among five villagers wounded in the Sunday evening attack on a mosque in Arzini in West Darfur.

"There are eight bodies in the mortuary," a medic from the main hospital in West Darfur state capital Geneina told AFP on condition of anonymity.

23 May 2016 description

I’m pleased to introduce the latest edition of Voices of Darfur, which highlights UNAMID’s ongoing efforts to facilitate lasting peace in the region.

22 May 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 21, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s opposition alliance of the Future Forces of Change (FFC) has expressed optimism that it could reach an agreement with the national dialogue mechanism known as “7+7” on how to deal with the outcome of the dialogue conference.

The internal dialogue conference was inaugurated in Khartoum on October 10th ,2015 amid large boycott from the major political and armed opposition.

Last month, FFC and the 7+7 committee held discussions in and agreed to hold a series of meetings to reach joint understanding on peace and dialogue issues.

22 May 2016 description
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Khartoum, 22 May 2016. The Humanitarian Country Team in Sudan today expressed shock and disappointment at the de facto expulsion by the Government of Sudan of one of its senior UN officials, the Head of Office of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Ivo Freijsen.

20 May 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 19, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government Thursday said it sticks to end the hybrid peacekeeping operation in Darfur region (UNAMID) and to speed up the tripartite discussions on its withdrawal.

Sudan, African Union and the United Nations since two years hold discussions on the UNAMID’s exit from western Sudan. Khartoum says the security situation is stable and its efforts to curb the tribal violence have been successful.

20 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

More than 41,000 displaced people in Kalma camp near Nyala in South Darfur have now been waiting ten months without aid.

On Wednesday, Kalma camp secretary-general Saleh Eisa, told Radio Dabanga that around 41,700 displaced people who have arrived at the camp since 2013 and 2014 have not received food rations for ten months.

He explained that relief organisations have refused to provide food rations for them under the pretext of their association with their villages where they have means of production.