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Stepping up the fight against child malnutrition in Sudan

UNICEF receives new grant from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection department (ECHO)

Khartoum / Brussels, 26th August 2014 --- At the beginning of August, UNICEF received confirmation of a new grant from ECHO to the tune of €2 Million to continue on-going efforts to combat child malnutrition in Sudan.

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Sudan + 7 others
September 2014 Special Update – Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

On 1 July 2014, the UN Secretary-General submitted his 13th annual report on children and armed conflict to the Security Council, pursuant to SCR 2068. The Council will discuss the report during a debate on children and armed conflict on 8 September 2014 hosted by the United States.

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict urges the Security Council to commit to the following actions to strengthen implementation of the Children and Armed Conflict agenda:

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Chad + 1 other
International Medical Corps Calls for Increased Humanitarian Support in Chad

August 26, 2014 - Los Angeles, Calif. – Already host to hundreds of thousands of refugees from Sudan’s Darfur region, Chad is moving center stage as armed militants drive large scale population displacements and instability throughout the region. Having operated for a decade in Chad, International Medical Corps is calling on the international community to expand its support to this oft forgotten humanitarian emergency where religious extremism, chronic malnutrition, high maternal mortality rates and extreme levels of poverty threaten to destabilize the country and the region.

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Darfur rains destroy homes, damage farms

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Radio Dabanga

DARFUR(26 Aug.) - 759 homes broke down entirely, and 2,674 houses were damaged by the rains in four West Darfur localities last week. Floods spoiled large tracts of farmlands in West and South Darfur.

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‘Rescue team’, camel thieves clash in El Sareif, North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN

A man was killed and five others injured in a clash between a rescue team and thieves in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, North Darfur, on Monday. On the same day, farmer was wounded in an attack by militant Abbala tribesmen east of El Sareif town.

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South Sudan + 1 other
Statement of Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, on humanitarian corridor between Sudan and South Sudan

The plan will enable WFP to deliver close to 63,000 metric tonnes of life-saving food assistance to 744,000 people in the northern parts of South Sudan who have been affected by the conflict since December 2013.

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Why have women been excluded from peace-building in Sudan?

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Guardian

Sudanese women contribute greatly to their communities during war, but they have been left out of the formal peace process

The 22-year-conflict in Sudan, which consumed so much of the country’s resources, ended with the secession of South Sudan to become an independent country in 2011, and the fighting played a major role in hindering women’s empowerment in Sudan.

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Head of UNAMID addresses launch of Doha Document security arrangements in El Fasher

El Fasher, 25 August 2014 – The security arrangements for integrating about 1,350 former combatants from Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)– Sudan into the Government of Sudan military and police apparatus were launched today in a ceremony in El Fasher, North Darfur. The exercise is one of the main provisions stipulated in Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).

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Camel thieves murder seven herders in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

NORTH DARFUR(25 Aug.) -

Seven herders were killed by camel thieves in the area of Tigi, located on the border of the localities of El Sareif Beni Hussein and Kabkabiya in North Darfur on Sunday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga on Monday, a herder said that a group of gunmen attacked the camel herders late on Sunday evening.

“They shot them dead while they were sleeping. Then they took 300 camels, and fled to an unknown destination.”

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Gunmen rape 8 women in South Darfur state

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Radio Dabanga

August 25, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – An unidentified group comprised of 20 gunmen has raped 8 women including 2 minors in the locality of Buram, 80 kilometers south of South Darfur capital city of Nyala.

Ahmed Salih, a relative of one of the victims said that 20 armed men raped 6 women and 2 ten years old girls while they were working at a farm.

He added that the gunmen were riding horses when they broke into the farm, pointing that they successively raped the women after they threatened to kill them.

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Herders assault farmers, release livestock on farmlands in South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

NIERTETI LOCALITY - Militant herders entered their livestock by force on farmlands in Merching locality in South Darfur last week. On Saturday, militiamen assaulted a group of displaced in Nierteti locality in Central Darfur.

“Three militiamen assaulted a number of farmers, when they protested against livestock being released on their farmlands in Merching locality last week”, a farmer reported to Radio Dabanga from the area. “The intruders beat farmers Maryam and Fatima Adam Saleh, Rawda Khalil Ahmed, Um El Alam Mohamed Abdallah, Mohamed Ismail, and Adam Abdallah Shura.”

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West Darfur camp inundated as water reservoir collapses

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Radio Dabanga

EL GENEINA LOCALITY

The collapse of the Furlei water reservoir on Saturday led to the destruction of more than 250 homes in the Ardamata camp for the displaced in El Geneina locality, West Darfur.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, one of the Ardamata camp sheikhs reported that the collapse of the reservoir, located eight km from the camp, and torrential rains led to heavy flooding.

“The floods uprooted a number of trees, and wiped away more than 250 homes in the camp. The entire camp is inundated.”

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Livestock destroy Darfur crops

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Radio Dabanga

DARFUR (24 Aug .) - Farmers in Kutum locality, North Darfur, and in East Jebel Marra complain of livestock destroying their crops. Gunmen on Thursday killed a student, and injured a farmer in Nierteti locality, Central Darfur. On Friday militiamen stole a number of livestock in Tawila locality in North Darfur.

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Polluted water kills children, cattle in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (24 Aug .) - Two children and seven cows died after drinking polluted water in the area of Rahad Jeng in East Jebel Marra on Friday.

“Hawa Adam Saleh (12) and Najmeldin Yahya Idris (10) died after they drank water from the Rahad Jeng well”, a listener reported to Radio Dabanga from the area.

He explained that the children were grazing cattle in Rahad Jeng. “Seven cows also died after drinking from the same water source. The water must have been contaminated by the aerial bombardments in the area.”

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Woman dies as Sudan air force bombs East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (24 Aug .) - A woman was killed in an air raid on the area of Goz Dor village, East Jebel Marra, on Saturday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a resident of Khazan Tunjur in East Jebel Marra reported that about 5:30 pm on Saturday, “during heavy rains”, an Antonov began to bomb rural areas in East Jebel Marra.

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Sudan rebel heads meet Unionist Party leader

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Radio Dabanga

LONDON (24 Aug .) - Leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF, an alliance of the main rebel movements) on Friday met with the leader of the Khatmiyya sufi order and head of the mainstream Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Mohamed Osman El Mirghani, in London.

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No aid so far for flood victims in North Darfur’s El Sareif

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Radio Dabanga

EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN (24 Aug.) - More than 1,000 families who lost their homes owing to torrential rains last week in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, North Darfur, have not received any help so far.

“The 1,196 families whose homes were swept away by the heavy rains and the ensuing floods last week, are living in dire humanitarian conditions. They are trying to survive without any food or shelter,” a listener from El Sareif town reported to Radio Dabanga.

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Supporting camp communities in Darfur to grow their own food

To enter Hamadia camp in Sudan’s central Darfur region, you cross a flat lunar like landscape mud brick kilns rise out of the sandy earth like moon craters.

The environmental impact of firing up the kilns is evident – the tree population is decimated, there is no protection from the searing heat of the sun's rays.

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Forces deployed in East Darfur to curb new tribal clashes

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM / ABU KARINKA LOCALITY (21 Aug .) - After the deadly clashes that broke out on Wednesday between Rizeigat and Ma’aliya in the area of Um Rakuba, Abu Karinka locality in East Darfur, a cautious calm prevailed today.

Light skirmishes occurred today in the area of El Musaba’at, south of ​​Abu Jabra, Member of Parliament for Abu Karinka constituency, Hamdan Abdallah Tirab, reported to Radio Dabanga from Omdurman.

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Darfur: UN Should End Silence on Rights Abuses

Improve Reporting on Violations, Protection of Civilians

(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should direct the African Union/United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to improve human rights monitoring and public reporting when it renews the mission’s mandate. The Security Council is expected to act on the mandate during the week of August 25, 2014.

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