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Heavy bombardments in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra kill four

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (17 Sep.) -

A boy and three rebel fighters were killed in an aerial bombardment in East Jebel Marra on Wednesday.

“An Antonov of the Sudanese Air Force conducted a large number of air raids on various areas in East Jebel Marra on Wednesday. One of the bombs killed Salem Ahmed Salem (12) when he was grazing livestock in the area of Dady”, a relative of the victim reported to Radio Dabanga. “A number of camels and cows were killed too.”

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Egypt + 3 others
Egypt blames organised crime after migrant shipwreck deaths

09/17/2014 12:28 GMT

CAIRO, September 17, 2014 (AFP) - Egypt on Wednesday blamed organised criminal gangs of people traffickers operating on its territory after a boat carrying 500 illegal migrants was intentionally capsized off Malta.

The migrants, including up to 100 children, drowned after smugglers sank their ship when the passengers refused to change to a smaller vessel, survivors said.

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Chad + 1 other
Tchad : L'éduction pour les filles dans les camps de réfugiés soudanais, entre obstacle et espoir

N'Djamena, le 11 septembre 2014. Il ne faut pas sous-estimer ce que représente le fait de devoir marcher pendant des heures pour ramener de l'eau dans la chaleur étouffante du désert du Tchad oriental. C'est l'une des pires difficultés pour les femmes soudanaises vivant dans les camps de réfugiés du Tchad oriental, un lieu où les traditions socio-culturelles tendent à limiter leur rôle aux seules tâches domestiques : tâches ménagères, soins à apporter à de grandes familles, approvisionnement en eau.

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Education for girls in Sudanese refugee camps, between obstacles and hope

N'Djamena, 11 September 2014 – Walking long distances to fetch water in the blistering desert heat of eastern Chad is not to be underestimated. It is one of the most arduous of tasks facing Sudanese women living in refugee camps in eastern Chad, a place where socio-cultural traditions tend to limit their role strictly to the domestic sphere: household chores, caring for large families and fetching water.

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Justice, Truth and Reconciliation Commission launches implementation of second part of program of counting and classification of confilicts in Darfur

Al-Fasher, Sept. 16 (SUNA) - The Commission of the Justice, Truth and Reconciliation of the Darfur Regional Authority has begun completing the second stage of the program of the counting and classification of disputes in Darfur states toward a building a data base on the disputes in the region.

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Head of Kalma camp, South Darfur: 'Lift State of Emergency'

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Radio Dabanga

KALMA CAMP (16 Sep .) -

The head of Kalma camp in Bielel locality, South Darfur, has requested the lifting of the State of Emergency, imposed after the displaced massively protested on 4, 5 and 6 September against the repeated raids by government forces on the camp.

Sheikh Ali Abdel Rahman El Taher, the head of Kalma camp, told Radio Dabanga that he has requested the Bielel locality commissioner to lift the State of Emergency, and the curfew, from 8 pm until 6 am, imposed on the locality.

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Enough Supports Sudanese Activists Speaking Out On Government Crimes [Video]

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Editor's Note: This blog was written by Enough Project intern Naafeh Dhillon.

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IOM Says New Witnesses Provide Further Details of Mediterranean Shipwreck Tragedy

Geneva - IOM Greece staff in Crete today interviewed more survivors of the deliberate shipwreck of migrants heading to Europe from Egypt.

The survivors provided corroboration that the traffickers turned violent when the 500 migrants they were escorting to Europe refused to switch to an unseaworthy boat.

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IOM Investigates Reports of Deliberate Drowning of 500 Migrants in Mediterranean

Switzerland - Investigators from the International Organization for Migration have obtained eyewitness testimony of a tragic incident in which as many as 500 migrants were drowned when their vessel was deliberately sunk in the Mediterranean.

These reports point to a growing death toll off Europe’s shores which this year already approaches 3,000. That’s nearly four times the figure from 2013, which IOM’s Missing Migrants Project estimated to be 700 deaths.

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Sudan + 1 other
United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) - August 2014 Update

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), as an integral section within UNISFA, supports the implementation of UNISFA’s mandate in Abyei and the deployment of the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM) along the international border. UNMAS operations reduce the threat of landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) that enables freedom of movement for UNISFA, the JBVMM, civilians, and providers of humanitarian aid within the UNISFA area of responsibility. In August, UNMAS field operations stood down for the rainy season.

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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 456th meeting held on 12 September 2014, adopted the following decision on the progress report of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan

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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 456th meeting held on 12 September 2014, adopted the following decision on the progress report of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan:

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Khartoum Teaching Hospital refuses patients from ‘west Sudan’

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Radio Dabanga

The Khartoum Teaching Hospital has rejected a number of patients infected by unknown viruses. During the past two weeks, 13 children and elderly died in camps for the displaced in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur, owing to a lack of medicines.

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Floods destroy homes, isolate villages in Darfur, eastern Sudan

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Radio Dabanga

SOUTH DARFUR / EASTERN SUDAN (15 Sep.) - Torrential rains led to the collapse of 371 homes in El Salam camp for the displaced, south of Nyala, capital of South Darfur over the weekend. In eastern Sudan, 11 villages have been isolated by floods.

“About 3,000 other homes were partially destroyed,” an El Salam camp elder told Radio Dabanga. “Most of the toilets at the camp were flooded, and some collapsed too.”

The sheikh added that the rains led to the increase of public transport fees from the camp to Nyala. “We pay now SDG 10 ($1.75) instead of SDG 3 ($0.52).”

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Murder, gang-rape in West Darfur’s Sirba locality

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Radio Dabanga

SIRBA LOCALITY (15 Sep.) - Gunmen killed a resident of Ardamata New Site camp for the displaced in Sirba locality, West Darfur, on Friday. On the same day, a woman of Kondobe camp was gang-raped for nine hours.

“Abdallah Zurga Khater, imam of the Ardamata camp’ mosque, was shot dead by seven Janjaweed on horseback inside his courtyard on Friday,” a neighbour told Radio Dabanga.

“The murderers then stole the horse of Khater’s visiting brother, as well as seven cows from his neighbours.”

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East Darfur teachers, West Darfur medics continue their strike

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Radio Dabanga

EAST DARFUR / WEST DARFUR (15 Sep.) - The teachers' strike in East Darfur State entered its fourth week without any signs that the problem of payment arrears will soon be solved. In West Darfur, medical laboratory staff suspended their work a week ago, in protest against their low remuneration.

The Education Workers Union of the state stressed that the basic and secondary school teachers in East Darfur will continue striking until all their demands are met, and they have received salary and bonus arrears, amounting in total to SDG 6 billion (over $1 billion).

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North Darfur farmers, nomads agree to peaceful coexistence

ORTH DARFUR (15 Sep.) - Farmers and nomads in North Darfur signed an agreement on peaceful coexistence on Saturday.

The “Peaceful Coexistence and Restoration of the Social Fabric” agreement was signed by representatives of villagers and nomads from the localities of El Fasher, Kutum, and Tawila, and the area of El Waha.

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'Worst shipwreck in years' leaves 500 boat migrants feared dead

As many as 500 Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese are feared to have drowned after traffickers reportedly rammed and sank their boat near Malta.

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Kenya + 4 others
Drought, famine and food insecurity solutions for East Africa to be revealed at Nairobi conference

Innovative solutions to prevent and tackle drought, famine and other major humanitarian crises will be top of the agenda at this week’s Humanitarian Partnership Conference 2014.

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Egyptian Relief Plane to Arrive on Tuesday

Khartoum, Sept. 14 (SUNA) - An Egyptian plane carrying relief materials is due to arrive Tuesday in Khartoum in support of the citizens who were affected by floods and heavy rainfall.

The Information Advisor at Egypt Embassy in Khartoum, Abdul-Rahman Nasif, said that the plane will bring a number of tons of relief materials in response to a directive of the President of Egypt, Field Marshal Abdul-Fatah Al-Sisi.

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Children burned to death in attack in East Jebel Marra, Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA(14 Sep.) -

A group of militiamen attacked Dobo El Jadida village in East Jebel Marra on Saturday. The next morning they continued their attacks on villages in the area.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from a neighbouring village in East Jebel Marra, a listener reported that “militiamen in four Land Cruisers and others on about 45 camels attacked Dobo El Jadida village on Saturday”.

“They clearly did not come from the area. They looked quite alien, as if they came from far away,” he noted.