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Health centre staff strike in Kass, South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KASS LOCALITY(23 Oct.) -

The personnel working at health centres in Kass locality, South Darfur, have been on strike since last week.

A displaced woman from Ardeba camp in Kass locality told Radio Dabanga that the medical staff embarked on a strike in protest against the non-payment of their salaries and financial dues.

“This seriously increases the suffering of the people in Kass locality,” she said. “In particular widows with children and the orphans in the Kass camps face many humanitarian and health problems.

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East Darfur schools to re-open on Sunday

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Radio Dabanga

ED DAEIN(23 Oct.) -

The Ministry of Education of East Darfur announced that school lessons will be resumed again on Sunday. This follows a hiatus of more than 50 days, owing to a teachers' strike in the state.

The teachers embarked on a strike on 3 September, in protest against the non-payment of several arrears, amounting in total to about SDG3 mn ($522,000).

The state Minister of Education, Siddig Abdelnabi Ahmed, told Radio Dabanga that an agreement was reached on a payment schedule of the arrears, allowances, and salaries until the end of this year.

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 42 | 13 - 19 October 2014 [EN/AR]

Highlights

  • Three UNAMID peacekeepers were killed in Korma, North Darfur, an area where an estimated 18,300 displaced people are taking refuge

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan Liberation Army – Abdul Wahid in western Jebel Marra leads to temporary relocation of some displaced people to Nertiti town

  • An estimated 125,000 new displaced people in SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan will be facing increasingly dire food security conditions this year and through 2015, according to SKBNCU

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Outbreak of conjunctivitis in Fata Borno, North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

FATA BORNO (21 Oct .) -The people in the area of Fata Borno, Kutum locality in North Darfur, complain about the spread of conjunctivitis.

In September, the eye disease first emerged among children, and spread rapidly. Later also adults complained about the highly contagious inflammation, a listener reported to Radio Dabanga from Fata Borno.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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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Ethiopia + 6 others
HIV/Aids complicates fight against kala azar

IN SUMMARY

The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

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Displaced lynch murderer in Central Darfur’s Deleig

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Radio Dabanga

DELEIG(19 Oct.) -

Three people were killed, and two others injured in the area of Deleig in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur, on Saturday.

“On Saturday morning, elements of a government-backed militia opened fire on a woman who was eight months pregnant, as well as her two sons. They were working on a farm in the area of Bugla, about 2 km south of Deleig town,” a sheikh of the Deleig camp for the displaced informed Radio Dabanga.

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Air raids on Zaghawa tribal area in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

UM BARU(19 Oct.) -

A man was killed during heavy aerial bombardments by the Sudanese Air Force on the areas of Orschi and Ebeiha, Um Baru locality, a stronghold of the Zahgawa tribe in northwest North Darfur.

Mohamed Ahmed Minawi, Member of Parliament for Um Baru and Karnoi localities, reported to Radio Dabanga that the village of Orschi was hit by seven bombs, the neighbouring village of Ini by four bombs, Hamra village by two, and Dar Darkoi village by seven bombs. The water well of Ebeiha village was destroyed by a bomb.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 58 (as of 16 October 2014)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Refugee schools in Chad without books, students drop out

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Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD (17 Oct.) -Schools in Sudanese refugee camps in eastern Chard have witnessed a drop-out of students and a complete lack of textbooks since the implementation of a Chadian curriculum this month.

Adam Fadul, who is a teacher in Kounongou camp, told Radio Dabanga about the replacement of the Sudanese curriculum for the basic and secondary school stages in the camps. He stressed that the new, domestic textbooks have not yet arrived in the camps, although the school year in Chad began on 1 October.

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Sudan Children Join the World in Celebrating Global Handwashing Day

UNICEF says: Choose Handwashing, Choose Health

UNICEF, Khartoum, October 15

Thousands of Sudanese children will join their peers, across the world in celebrating Global Hand Washing Day, an event aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of washing hands with soap.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Education and under the theme “ Choose Handwashing, Choose Health” children from different states will perform drama, songs and traditional dances focusing on the importance of 'handwashing' with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases.

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Mali + 9 others
UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel

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UN News Service

The region needs more resources and joint action, and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya.

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World + 3 others
Emergencies and new conflicts leave the forcibly displaced hungry

Rome, 16 October 2014 – While forcibly displaced persons make up only a tiny portion of those suffering from chronic hunger and malnutrition, the rise in conflict-induced displacement is putting serious strains on the capacity of the international community to meet the basic food needs of those fleeing conflict. Nothing better illustrates the hardship faced by refugees and internally displaced persons than the on-going conflicts in Syria and South Sudan, and the protracted refugee crisis in Chad.

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 41 | 6 - 12 October 2014 [EN/AR]

UNHCR estimates that up to 165,000 refugees might seek shelter in Sudan by the end of 2014, but it has received the lowest level of funding of all the countries involved in the crisis response.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

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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Sudan + 1 other
External Situation Report on the Population Movements in Sudan (28 September - 11 October 2014)

Introduction

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The Republic Of Korea Supports WFP’s Fight Against Malnutrition In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$300,000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea to assist WFP’s nutrition programme in Sudan.

WFP will use part of the funds to purchase Plumpy Sup, a specialized nutritional product for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition. This nutritious paste will be provided to around 2,500 children under the age of five and pregnant and nursing women from South Sudan who have sought refuge in White Nile, South Kordofan and West Kordofan states in Sudan.

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UNAMID welcomes North Darfur tribal leaders’ commitment to end use of child soldiers

El Fasher, 13 October 2014 — The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur welcomed a community-based strategic plan to end the use of children as fighters in inter and intra ethnic clashes initiated by Sheikh Musa Hilal and endorsed by leaders from the Abbala, Beni Hussein, Fur, Tamma, Gimir and Awalad Janoub tribes in Kabkabiya, El Sereif, Saraf Umra, Al Waha and Jebel Si localities in North Darfur.

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Darfur displaced call for support from countrymen in Diaspora

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Radio Dabanga

KALMA CAMP(12 Oct.) - The Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association has called upon Darfuris in the Diaspora to increase their support to the displaced in Darfur and refugees in Chad, in particular in the field of education.

Hussein Abu Sharati, the spokesman for the Association told Radio Dabanga that the basic and secondary school students at the camps for the displaced and the refugee camps are facing a shortage of school books, notebooks, and writing materials. The camps are in need of more classrooms, teachers, desks and chairs, and teaching materials.