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Abbala kill man and injure another in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN (UPDATED)(27 Jul.) - Abbala gunmen killed a man in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, abducted his companion and injured a protection commander on Friday.

“Abbala militiamen in a Land Cruiser accosted Hamid Babiker Hamid and another man, who were on their way from Saraf Umra to El Sareif Beni Hussein on a motorcycle,” an eyewitness reported to Radio Dabanga from El Sareif town.

“The Abbala just ran over the motorcycle, killing the man instantly. They seized his companion, and took him to an unknown destination.”

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Strict security measures in South Darfur capital

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Radio Dabanga

NYALA(28 Jul.) - (UPDATED) The Governor of South Darfur State stressed the importance of the new security orders for the Eid El Fitr leave period in Nyala. The Commissioner of Nyala North on Saturday proposed to verify the identity of all residents in the northern districts of South Darfur’s capital.

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Grenade kills herder in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KUTUM LOCALITY (28 Jul.) - A young herder was killed by a detonating grenade in Kutum locality in North Darfur on Sunday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from the village of El Sheikh Janna in Kutum locality, a witness said that one of the herders of the village found a grenade. “As soon as he began playing with it, the bomb detonated, and tore him to pieces. Five cows were killed too.”

The source said that the villagers informed the Sudanese army forces and the Unamid team in the neighbourhood that there are three other grenades found in the area.

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Sudanese states ask for federal help to stave off flood effects

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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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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.

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Jordan + 3 others
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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Chad + 1 other
Darfur refugees in eastern Chad close to starving

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Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD(23 Jul.) - Soaring prices and the reduction of food rations have forced a number of Darfuri refugees in the eastern Chad camps to break the fast with bread made of toxic mekheit seeds, and to dig into ant hills in search for food.

The refugees in eastern Chad are facing extremely difficult humanitarian conditions, Ali Yagoub, the head of the Treguine refugee camp told Radio Dabanga.

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Central Darfur displaced ill because of dire sanitary situation

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HAMIDIYA CAMP(23 Jul.) -Dozens of cases of fever and diarrhoea emerged among the residents of Hamidiya camp for the displaced in Zalingei locality, Central Darfur, during the past two weeks.

“Many people in Hamidiya camp are suffering from diarrhoea, which is in some cases accompanied by fever and vomiting,” the coordinator of the Central Darfur camps told Radio Dabanga. “They fell ill when the rains appeared.”

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Three sisters gang raped in Gireida locality, South Darfur

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GIREIDA LOCALITY (21 Jul .) - On Monday, three sisters were gang raped by militiamen in Gireida locality, South Darfur.

“Eight government-backed militiamen on camelback, wearing military uniforms, at about 8am on Monday, attacked a family of father, mother, and three daughters, tending their farmland in the area of Um Asal, about 10km west of Gireida town”, a farmer reported to Radio Dabanga.

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Farmers abducted, livestock released on farmlands in Darfur

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ZALINGEI LOCALITY / EAST JEBEL MARRA (22 Jul .) - Militiamen abducted two farmers and seized their tractor in the area of Dankoj in Central Darfur on Friday. The farmers were released on Sunday. The gunmen demand SDG35,000 for the return of the tractor. In East Jebel Marra, herders released their camels and cattle on farmlands by force of arms.

“Two militiamen on a motorcycle on Friday attacked two farmers, while they were tending their lands in the area of Dankoj, east of Central Darfur's capital of Zalingei,” a villager told Radio Dabanga from Dankoj.

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Displaced raped, robbed, beaten in South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KALMA CAMP (22 Jul .) - Militiamen raped three residents of Kalma camp in the area of Ba’ashum, South Darfur, on Sunday. In the same area, nine others were severely beaten and robbed of their belongings.

“Militiamen on Sunday assaulted a number of Kalma camp displaced at the farmlands of Ba’ashum, about of 15km east of the camp,” Saleh Eisa, Secretary-General of the camp told Radio Dabanga.

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European Commission Tops Up Contribution To WFP Sudan

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an additional contribution of €9.1 million (US$12.3 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to its operations in Sudan.

The funds will provide much-needed food assistance to displaced people and other vulnerable groups across the country. This donation brings ECHO’s total contribution this year to WFP Sudan to €13,994,000 (US$ 19.1 million).