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27 Oct 2016 description

Iriba, 11 October 2016 - In Chad, socio-cultural traditions and gender roles limit educational opportunities for refugee girls. Child marriage and forced marriage are widely practiced, causing many girls in secondary school to drop out early. Girls are also charged with domestic duties such as retrieving water, providing for the family, and taking care of children. These responsibilities along with societal and familial pressures lead to high dropout rates that are not seen amongst boys.

26 Oct 2016 description
report Government of Italy

A course on the Italian experience in peacekeeping has just wound up in Khartoum. The first course on “Training Programme for Conflict Management” was closed at the presence of the director of the Peace Research Institute of the University of Khartoum, the Italian Ambassador to Sudan and the coordinator of the international activities of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa (SSSUP).

25 Oct 2016 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 25 October 2016

Four new actions worth €66.5 million will be funded under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to address the destructive impacts of the El Niño phenomenon in the Horn of Africa region, such as floods and droughts.

25 Oct 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

Activists and the victims of the Darfur genocide are calling on the international community to do more to end the ongoing violence against women and children in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Women, and children as young as seven years old have allegedly been raped in Darfur since the so-called first genocide of the 21st century started thirteen years ago.

25 Oct 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

On Sunday, militiamen imposed passage fees on tankers bringing water to thousands of displaced in the Sortony camp in Kabkabiya locality in North Darfur.

The coordinator of the Kabkabiya camps fro the displaced told Radio Dabanga that militiamen prevented water tankers from reaching Sortony camp on Sunday.

He said that the militiamen demanded passage fees of SDG100 ($16) from each vehicle on the road between Sortony and the area of Kube, where the tankers get the water from.

25 Oct 2016 description
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

1,750 refugees residing in Sudan have been resettled to Canada with the support of IOM Sudan so far this year, reaching 50% of Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship commitment to resettle of 3,500 refugees residing in Sudan in this fiscal year ending 31 March 2017.

25 Oct 2016 description
report Invisible Children


Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces abducted 94 civilians in 38 attacks in Quarter 3 2016 (Q3 2016), covering the months of July–September 2016. Q3 levels of abductions and attacks were significantly lower than those in Q1 and Q2. Within Q3, September was the most violent month of LRA activity, with nearly double the number of abductions (61) as July and August combined (33).

24 Oct 2016 description

Poursuite d’une résurgence en Mauritanie et possible développement d’une autre résurgence au Soudan

Une résurgence du Criquet pèlerin se poursuit dans l’ouest de la Mauritanie, où des groupes d’adultes sont présents et des pontes et des éclosions en cours, entraînant la formation de groupes et de petites bandes de larves des premiers stades. Des opérations de lutte terrestre sont en cours et près de 6 500 ha ont été traités depuis le début de la campagne.

24 Oct 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 22, 206 (KHARTOUM) - Minni Minnawi, the leader of a Sudan Liberation Movement faction (SLM-MM) Saturday disclosed that he and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) leader Gibril Ibrahim met this week with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

The meeting held at the official residence of the President of Uganda in Central Uganda town of Entebbe last Wednesday 19, was a continuation of previous meetings with President Museveni and his aides in support of the African Union mediation led by President Thabo Mbeki to achieve peace and democratic change in Sudan.

24 Oct 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Public Order Court in Darfur has fined six South Sudanese from Kario camp on the charges of obstructing an officer on duty and terrorism against the state during a raid on Monday. A pregnant woman who was injured during the raid awaits her trial in the hospital.

The court in Ed Daein, the capital of East Darfur, sentenced a camp leader and five refugees to three months in prison and to paying a fine of SDG5,000 ($812.70) on Thursday.

24 Oct 2016 description

24 October 2016, Amman | Today, on World Polio Day, polio eradication partners celebrate the successes of the programme to date and rally for the additional support needed to wipe out the disease for good. In the Middle East, polio partners WHO and UNICEF acknowledge the hard work done to keep the region polio free, but urge all countries to maintain vigilance and to guard against the virus being re-introduced.

23 Oct 2016 description
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October 23rd, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed a relief intervention for the victims of flash floods in Hameshkorieb, Kassala Province, eastern Sudan, by providing nonfood aid worth $50,000 for 500 worsthit families.

From August through October 2016, QRCS's mission in Sudan distributed diverse aid including 1,500 straw sheets, 1000 blankets, 1000, water containers, 1000 mosquito nets, 1000 mats, 500 tarpaulins, and 500 sets of kitchenware.

21 Oct 2016 description

The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US $20-million equity investment in Rx Healthcare Fund (RxHF) to help improve healthcare delivery across the continent.

21 Oct 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Secure housing, care, guardianship, family reunification

(Calais, October 21, 2016) – France and the United Kingdom should ensure that all unaccompanied children in informal migrant camps in Calais receive adequate accommodation and care before the camps are demolished, Human Rights Watch said today.

21 Oct 2016 description

Outbreak continues in Mauritania and could develop in Sudan

A Desert Locust outbreak continues in western Mauritania where groups of mature adults are present, and egg-laying and hatching are underway, causing early instar hopper groups and small bands to form. Ground control operations are in progress and have treated nearly 6,500 ha since the beginning of the campaign.

In Morocco, solitarious adults are present in the Adrar Settouf area of the extreme south as well as further north along the southern side of the Atlas Mountains.

20 Oct 2016 description

Abéché – L’une des priorités adressée par le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés, le HCR, depuis l’installation des Soudanais ayant le conflit dans leur pays dans l’Est du Tchad, a été d’assurer un accès adéquat à l’eau potable.

18 Oct 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Residents in West Kordofan, as well as their livestock, are suffering from a lack of drinking water, as there are not enough pumping stations operative in Khuwei locality.

A villager in Awlad Bakhit reported about the situation to Radio Dabanga. “There are about 15 villages without a single water pump working. Those people and their livestock have to depend on drinking water from reservoirs.”

He expressed hope that the authorities will address the problem and provide water for both people and livestock.

17 Oct 2016 description

Women and men access, use, and benefit from water differently; yet due to existing gender disparities, their relationship to water is often unequal.

In many households, women are the primary users and managers of water for domestic activities, including cooking, cleaning, subsistence agriculture, health and sanitation; men primarily use water resources for income-generating activities such as irrigation for cash crops or supporting livestock.

15 Oct 2016 description

An outbreak develops in Mauritania as summer rains end and vegetation dries out

An outbreak has developed in western Mauritania and seasonal rains have ended in the Desert Locust summer breeding areas in the Sahel of West Africa and Sudan. As annual vegetation continues to dry out, Desert Locusts are concentrating and forming groups in those areas that remain green. This is most evident in Mauritania but it is also occurring on a smaller scale in northern Niger, northeast Chad and northern Sudan.

14 Oct 2016 description
report Medair

Juba, 14 October 2016: Alarming levels of malnutrition and a severe malaria outbreak are putting thousands of lives at risks in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan. A full-scale emergency response has been launched by the humanitarian community. Medair, an international emergency relief and recovery organisation, is part of this response and is providing emergency nutrition and health services, safe water, and sanitation and hygiene support.