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28 May 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government, office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed on a joint strategy paper in Khartoum today to combat the growing wave of human trafficking.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) also signed on to this strategy paper.

28 May 2015 description

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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27 May 2015 description
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Khartoum, 27 May 2015. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan ad interim, Mr. Geert Cappelaere, has expressed his deep concern over reports that large-scale displacement, including possible forced relocations, is occurring in Blue Nile State’s Bau locality and possibly in other parts of the state.

27 May 2015 description

GENEVA / KHARTOUM (27 May 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, called for more open and constructive dialogues among all parties to address the causes and consequences of violence against women in the Sudan.

“The silence and the denials, whether by State authorities or many civil society participants, regarding the subject of violence as experienced by women, is a source of concern,” Ms. Manjoo stressed at the end of her twelve-day official visit* to the country.

27 May 2015 description

PORT SUDAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a new food contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that is enough to feed 1.8 people for three months.

Today the U.S. vessel Liberty Grace docked in Port Sudan carrying 47,500 metric tons of sorghum, a household food staple in Sudan.

27 May 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 25, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The governor of South Darfur state Major General Adam Mahmoud Gar al-Nabi issued a decision on Monday to form a committee to reconcile between Burgud tribe and Rizeigat Aballa clans in Menawashi and Hamada areas which are part of al-Wihda locality east of the state capital of Nyala.

The two sides have been in dispute since 2005 over a piece of land as the Burgud are farmers while the Aballa are herders which creates continuous friction between them.

26 May 2015 description

Port Sudan, Sudan | AFP | Tuesday 5/26/2015 - 18:55 GMT

Nearly 50,000 tonnes of US food aid bound for areas of Sudan affected by conflict arrived in the country on Tuesday, the UN World Food Programme said.

"The US vessel Liberty Grace docked in Port Sudan carrying 47,500 tonnes of sorghum, a household food staple in Sudan," the WFP said in a statement.

The aid from the United States Agency for International Development would help "conflict-affected communities and other food insecure and vulnerable groups," the WFP said.

26 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The residents of the Kassab camp for the displaced in Kutum locality are suffering from a severe shortage of drinking water since three weeks. The displaced in Saraf Umra locality are complaining about a deterioration of basic services in the camps.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a Kassab camp activist reported that 11 out of the 20 water pumps at the camp broke down.

26 May 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 25, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government on Monday said it welcomed the decision by the East African regional bloc of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which requested the neighbouring Sudan to play a leading role in resolving the ongoing internal conflict in South Sudan.

South Sudanese foreign minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, said his government would welcome Khartoum’s mediation’s process which would address root causes of the conflict and respect for sovereignty of the new independent state.

25 May 2015 description

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Monday 5/25/2015 - 15:58 GMT

Sudanese security forces seized the Monday print runs of 10 newspapers and suspended the publishing licences of four of them in a major media crackdown, editors and NGOs said.

National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) officers often confiscate newspapers over articles they deem inappropriate, but it is rare for them to seize so many at once.

25 May 2015 description

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Roundtable on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region

Nairobi, 22 May 2015

25 May 2015 description

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €9 million (US$9.7 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to its emergency operations in Sudan.

25 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

EL GEDAREF

A child was killed in El Hawata, El Gedaref state in eastern Sudan, during a storm on Thursday.

Dozens of people were injured during the extremely strong winds, a resident of El Hawata town told Radio Dabanga.

The winds came from all directions,” he said. “The roofs of most government institutions, the police station, and the general hospital were blown off. Dozens of power lines collapsed.”

25 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Darfuri refugees living in Djabal camp in eastern Chad have refused the proposal made by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and a Chadian health organisation to contribute to the costs of treatment. Last Thursday, the students in the Chadian camps concluded their school exams.

The refugees refused the proposal on the basis that they have been paying the Chadian Adsak organisation for four years for “treatment vouchers”, the coordinator of Djabal camp told Radio Dabanga.

22 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Sudan, Chad and the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees held a joint meeting in Khartoum to discuss the return of Sudanese refugees residing in twelve camps in eastern Chad. Babiker Ahmad Digna, the State Minister of Interior, confirmed his government's commitment to achieve sustainable voluntary repatriation of Sudanese refugees in Chad. “It’s the best solution to their problems.”

22 May 2015 description

LES TITRES

  • Le CICR intensifie ses actions dans la région du lac Tchad (L’OBS, 21/05/15)

  • Alarming Rise of Malnutrition and Food Insecurity in Western Chad (UNICEF, 12/05/15)

  • L’OIM aide les migrants tchadiens bloqués au Cameroun à rentrer chez eux (OIM, 05/05/15)

  • Le Tchad vise un taux d’accès à l’eau de 95% pour les 15 prochaines années (Alwihda Info, 21/05/15)

  • In Chad, making quality education a reality for a million children (UNICEF, 18/05/15)

22 May 2015 description

21 May 2015 – In a speech at a side meeting "A tribute to health workers" at the World Health Assembly, Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, called for the respect and safety of health care workers and facilities and paid tribute to the invaluable, and often dangerous work, health and aid workers undertake. He began by paying tribute to the hundreds of health care workers in West Africa, who on the frontline in the battle against Ebola, had contracted the disease. Many had died while helping to save the lives of others.

21 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

A displaced man was shot near Tina, Tawila locality, on Wednesday, in an attack by militiamen, who wanted to enter their livestock on farmlands in the area.

Omda Mukhtar Bosh, coordinator of the Tawila camps for the displaced, told Radio Dabanga that “a joint force of government-backed militiamen, riding in vehicles and others on camels, attacked a group of displaced farmers in the area of Tina, 15 km west of Tawila town.

21 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

Fayda Organisation, operating in Blue Nile state, and the Arab Coalition for Sudan have expressed their concern about the violence employed by government forces against villagers in Bau locality.

In a statement on Wednesday, the organisations reported that on Tuesday members of the armed forces, allied militias, and the security apparatus torched Medeim El Jebel village. Some 2,000 families, who had to flee their homes, are now living in the open in harsh conditions.

21 May 2015 description

Good afternoon ladies and gentleman,

I would like to first thank all of you for attending this press briefing.