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Bright Eritrean refugee in Sudan selected to study in the Netherlands

KHARTOUM, Sudan, April 17 (UNHCR) – When Mohammed Humed fled from Eritrea to the famous Sudanese tourist destination of Kassala, he was not going on holidays. He was looking for a better life, one providing safety and peace.

"We left because we could see there was no freedom or sustainable future," said Mohammed, who is now 17-years-old and has succeeded in the three years since arriving in eastern Sudan better than he ever could have expected.

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Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF supports emergency response for children in Sudan with 89 tons of life-saving supplies

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Sudan Tribune

Khartoum, 18 April 2014 --- Today in Khartoum airport, UNICEF received 89 tons of life-saving supplies to support the humanitarian response to children affected by emergencies in various hot spots throughout Sudan. These supplies were airlifted as Sudan faced unexpected high numbers of displaced children in the first quarter of 2014 in what is clearly another major crisis for Sudan’s children. In some cases, children account for 70 per cent or more of the newly displaced in Darfur and of the South Sudanese seeking refuge in several states throughout the country.

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Radio Show Produced by Darfuri Children Officially Launches

On 15 April 2014 in El Fasher, North Darfur, UNAMID, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs, officially launched Voices of Children, the first Darfuri radio programme made by children, for children. The programme, produced by six children from El Fasher and the Zam Zam and Abu Shouk camps for displaced people, is broadcast in a format designed to provide entertainment and information, and encourage the involvement of children in the peace process.

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One of three Darfur child bomb victims dies, two cling to life

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Radio Dabanga

ANKA (20 Apr.) - The nine-year-old Khaled Isa Mohamed has died of severe head wounds he received last Sunday when a bomb he and two friends found at a roadside in North Darfur detonated.

As previously reported by Radio Dabanga, Khaled, along with the sisters Amina Abdulah Salem (12), and Hawa Abdulah Salem (10) found the bomb and began to play with it, when it exploded. The bomb is a suspected remnant of repeated aerial bombardments of the area.

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #38, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Armed civilians attacked the UNMISS compound in Bor town, Jonglei State, causing internally displaced person (IDP) casualties
 Violence in Bentiu town, Unity State, targeted civilians and resulted in increased displacement
 Humanitarian leaders at a high-level meeting called on parties to cease hostilities and respect humanitarian law and urged additional funding to support vital aid operations

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 15 | 7 – 13 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Thousands of newly displaced people were reported over the past week in Darfur, mainly from North Darfur, according to aid agencies.

• As of 14 April, aid agencies have had some form of access to about 249,828 displaced people in Darfur.

• As of 10 April, an estimated 60,600 people have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan, according to UNHCR.

• WFP and partners to distribute food aid to some 102,600 people in Blue Nile 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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South Sudan + 5 others
South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

On the first of April, I walked with great sadness through the United Nations compound in Juba, capital of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, now in free fall after a hopeful beginning three years ago. The compound is sheltering more than 21,000 displaced people who fled to safety after a spasm of violence in mid-December killed untold thousands.

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South Sudan + 4 others
Care and Dignity in Conflict: Life-saving services for South Sudanese women and girls

Urgent appeal: South Sudanese people need help now

UNFPA needs $25 million to reach refugees and internally displaced people

In December 2013, violence broke out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, and spread quickly around the country. The conflict has so far displaced 740,000 people, the vast majority of them in four states.

What is the impact on maternal/reproductive health?

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UNAMID peacekeepers provide medical support to displaced community

As part of ongoing work to assist the local communities across Darfur, UNAMID peacekeepers from Nigeria provided medical care for more than 100 people from the Neem IDP camp in El Daein, East Darfur on 14 April.

The displaced persons were treated for various illnesses, including malaria, meningitis and skin infections such as scabies, ringworm and rashes.

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Three Darfur children maimed after playing with bomb

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Radio Dabanga

ANKA (16 Apr.) - Three North Darfur children were severely injured on Sunday when a bomb they found at the roadside exploded.

A relative told Radio Dabanga that Amina Abdulah Salem (12), her sister Hawa Abdullah Salem (10), and Khaled Issa Mohamed Musa (9) of Anka in Kutum locality found the bomb and began to play with it.

“When it detonated, Amina’s hand was blown-off. She also suffered severe head wounds. Hawa also lost a hand, and has multiple wounds over the rest of her body. Khaled also suffered severe head injuries.”

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 32 (as of 17 April 2014)

Highlights

 Heavy fighting in Bentiu, Unity State, on 14-15 April caused thousands of people to flee to the UN base. Civilians were reportedly targeted during the violence.

 An attack by armed youth on the UN base in Bor on 17 April killed dozens of civilians and injured many more.

 The number of people displaced within South Sudan rose to 927,000, with the highest increase in Upper Nile 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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Five children die, many wounded in East Jebel Marra ‘offensive’

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (15 Apr.) - At least five children have died and many other people injured during a large-scale attack, allegedly by government-backed Rapid Support Services (RSF) militiamen, on East Jebel Marra on Tuesday.

Witnesses fleeing the attack told Radio Dabanga that about 600 militiamen driving vehicles including Land Cruisers launched a large-scale offensive on the villages of Hashaba ,Kutto , Krafula , Kuijr, Tumu , Kadarik , Umm Triter, Abu, Umm Driseiya, Sharafa, and Dali.

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Bulgaria + 4 others
Bulgaria as a Country of Asylum

UNHCR says asylum conditions improved, warns against transfer of vulnerable people

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 15 April 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan: Situation Report #23, 14 April 2014

Highlights

  • Following the WFP Executive Director's visit, the Country Office has sent a letter to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs requesting the Government's permission for WFP to use the Sudan corridor, similar to the request which led to the non-objection letter for the Gambella corridor access. Positive discussions with the government of Sudan and South Sudan are currently ongoing.

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World + 14 others
Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR External Regional Update 10, 7 – 11 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The crisis has led to a severe deterioration in the food security situation and around 3.7 million people are now at high risk of food insecurity.
    UNHCR and partners are very concerned about the food and nutrition situation, especially for the over 126,000 Sudanese refugees living in Maban, Upper Nile State.

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‘Unexploded ordnance’ kills three children in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (13 Apr.) - Three children, as well as several cattle, were killed when a grenade – a suspected remnant of the almost daily Sudanese aerial bombardments of the area – exploded on Sunday in Darfur’s East of Jebel Marra.

One of the relatives of the dead told Radio Dabanga that the bomb killed Zainab Jaqoob Adam (8), Aaron Haj Issa (11), and Tayeb Adam Yahya (no age stated), who were herding livestock.

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #37, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Humanitarian organizations are increasingly concerned regarding severely deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan. An estimated 7 million people are vulnerable to food insecurity, with 3.7 million people at high risk, according to the U.N. Malnutrition levels are also increasing, and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 222,700 children may require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the coming months—more than double the number of children requiring treatment in 2013.