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‘Epidemic diseases, food shortages’ in Kass camps, South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KASS (19 Sep.) - The displaced people living in El Batari camp in Kass locality, South Darfur, have complained about the bad health conditions, the spread of diseases, and the lack of health care from the authorities in the camps.

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 37 | 8 – 14 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Tensions remain high in Kalma camp in South Darfur as the Government mobilises more forces to conduct search operation in the camp where IDPs oppose the move.

• Over 277,000 people in Sudan have been affected by rains and flooding since late July 2014, according to HAC.

• The number of Sudanese migrants arriving in West and North Darfur after expulsion from Chad reduces, according to IOM.

• HAC in Blue Nile reports that inter-agency needs assessments will be allowed in six localities in the State.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Chad + 1 other
Refugee schools in eastern Chad to follow domestic curriculum

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Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD(17 Sep.) -

The UNHCR, in collaboration with the Chadian Ministry of Education, will replace the Sudanese curriculum by the Chadian one in the refugee camp schools in eastern Chad.

“The UNCHR, together with the Chadian Ministry of Education, will organise trainings for the 321 basic and secondary school teachers in the 11 refugee camps, to work with the Chadian curriculum, that will be used the coming school year, starting on 1 October,” secondary school teacher El Sadeg Yagoub, teacher told Radio Dabanga from Touloum refugee camp.

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Five infants die of malnutrition in North Darfur’s Zamzam camp

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Radio Dabanga

ZAMZAM CAMP(17 Sep.) -

During the past three weeks, five children died of the consequences of malnutrition in the Zamzam camp for the displaced, located near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur.

A medical staff member of one of the health centres in Zamzam camp, located told Radio Dabanga that five children died in the camp during the past three weeks, owing to malnutrition. “There are about 30 infants in a critical condition at the moment.”

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North Darfur youth graduate from UNAMID-sponsored training

About 150 youth from El Fasher Technical School graduated on 15 September 2014 from a three-month training programme in which they acquired vocational skills in nine different professional specializations including auto mechanics, general electric, building, packaging, welding, sewing, IT and food processing.

The training was organized as part of UNAMID’s Community-based Labor-Intensive projects (CLIP), which are designed to support at-risk young people and other vulnerable groups in Darfur.

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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.

Agence France-Presse:

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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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Chad + 1 other
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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Sudan + 1 other
External Situation Report on the Population Movements in Sudan (07-13 September 2014)

Introduction:

During this reporting period (7 September - 13 September), IOM tracked 245 South Sudanese arriving from White Nile to Jabal Awlia, amounting to a daily average of 35 persons per day. All arrivals during this reporting period were tracked by the IOM hub in Jabal Awlia; no South Sudanese were registered in South or West Kordofan. Therefore, the number of South Sudanese entering Khartoum continues to drop. During the previous reporting period (31 August - 6 September), IOM tracked slightly more people, totalling 263 persons, or 38 persons per day.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Jordan + 4 others
Health Sector - Jordan Monthly Report, Period covered: August 1st–31st 2014

Operational highlights and situation updates

  • Number of Syrian new arrivals has been steadily decreasing since April 2014

  • Number of Iraqi new arrivals slowly increased; approximately 100 people are being registered on a daily basis. From 17 – 21 August alone, there were over 550 newly registered Iraqis. Iraqis can still access Jordan through legal borders, and 66 per cent of these newly registered had arrived one month earlier. The new arrivals mainly hail from Baghdad, Ninewa, Anbar and Salahedine.

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Greece + 3 others
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.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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ACT/Caritas Appeal Darfur – 2014 Programme SDN141, EA 24/2013, Revision 2

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Dear Colleagues

Please find attached the revised appeal and budget for the NCA Darfur Programme, supported by the ACT Alliance and Caritas networks.

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R2P Monitor - 15 September 2014 Issue 17

R2P Monitor:

» Provides background on populations at risk of mass atrocity crimes, with particular emphasis on key events and actors and their connection to the threat, or commission, of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

» Offers analysis of the country’s past history in relation to mass atrocity crimes; the factors that have enabled their possible commission, or that prevent their resolution; and the receptivity of the situation to positive influences that would assist in preventing further crimes.

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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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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.

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Darfur displaced cry out for ‘urgent help’

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Radio Dabanga

DARFUR - The Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association has called on the international community to access the camps, and investigate the various diseases spreading in the camps for the displaced in the region.

“The displaced have become desperate. The humanitarian and health conditions in the camps have rapidly deteriorated. Known and unknown diseases are rampant in the camps, leading to the death of many,” Hussein Abu Sharati, the spokesman for the Association told Radio Dabanga.

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South Sudan + 1 other
Preparing child refugees for an uncertain future in South Sudan

The conflict in Sudan has devastated the lives of millions, having a particularly grave impact on children. Our partners at the Lutheran World Federation describe how using the EU Children of Peace programme funds, they provide access to education to refugees in neighbouring South Sudan - not only academic but also about survival in a conflict zone.

It has been almost three years since 17 year-old Walid Awad Majir and his two brothers settled in neighbouring South Sudan, fleeing conflict at home in South Kordofan, Sudan.