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30 May 2015 description

Rainfall deficits persist in areas of Ethiopia, West Africa, and Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

29 May 2015 description

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  • State/PRM announces nearly $79 million in additional funding for displaced persons in South Sudan

  • Insecurity in Unity State displaces approximately 100,000 people and leaves more than 650,000 people unable to access humanitarian assistance

  • Recent analysis suggests 4.6 million people may be severely food insecure by July

29 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

Large numbers of displaced people in Zamzam camp, south of North Darfur's capital city, face humanitarian conditions which can be described as “tragic and disastrous”, and shortages of food and medicines.

“About 89,000 people arrived in Zamzam in the year 2014-2015,” an activist in the camp reported to Radio Dabanga. “Some of them were registered by the humanitarian organisations while others were not. The problem is that none of them have been receiving any of the food that is distributed in the camp.”

29 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS - Since April 2015, UNHCR has been providing over 110 satellite phone call services to some of the South Sudanese displaced in the Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Wau (Western Bahr el Ghazal State) helping families restore contact with their relatives among four of South Sudan's ten states. These satellite calls help IDPs to talk with their families across conflict frontlines and to discover family members they thought were killed in the conflict. Each family is provided with a ten minute time slot, with UNHCR personnel supervising at both ends.

29 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • WFP requires USD 43 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

29 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The children's emergency hospital in Omdurman has received, within the past two weeks, 53 cases of meningitis, amid the severe heat wave that swept central Sudan. Residents in parts of Khartoum are not receiving drinking water, and went out to protest against the supply's disruption.

A hospital official reported the number of meningitis cases on Thursday.

29 May 2015 description
report UNIDO

KHARTOUM, 28 May 2015 – During an event organized today in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) commissioned soybean processing equipment to the Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre of Sudan and distributed different types of soybean-based products to people living in flood-stricken areas.

29 May 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 28, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Darfur main rebel groups Thursday agreed on the need to exert more efforts to protect children in the conflict areas and to adhere to the existing international standards.

Leaders of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Sudan Liberation Movement - Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM/AW) and Sudan Liberation Movement - Minni Minnawi (SLM/MM) made their commitment in at the end of a consultations meeting held in Stadtschlaining, Austria, on 27-28 May.

29 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • On 24 May, IOM suspended its evacuation flights out of Sana’a until further notice due to ongoing difficulties faced on the ground in Sana’a, including the imposition of undue constraints by various parties, which have continued to hamper IOM efforts to support the evacuation of third country nationals in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner

  • On 24 May, the Somaliland authorities announced they would suspend arrivals in Berbera until further assistance could be committed by partners on the ground

28 May 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Sudan Democracy First Group

28 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The commander of the military garrison in Tawila, North Darfur, has taken measures to prevent further assaults on the population of the locality.

Omda Mukhtar Bosh, coordinator of the Tawila camps for the displaced, informed Radio Dabanga that Commander Ayoub Mustafa Mohamed had invited village elders and herders for a meeting on Tuesday.

“The commander told them that from Wednesday onwards, force will be used against any soldier or militiaman, who dares to assault and rob civilians in the locality.”

28 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – 28th May 2015 - The Japanese Ambassador to Sudan, His Excellency Hideki ITO, completed a three-day visit from 24th to 26th May 2015 to Government of Japan supported interventions in nutrition, health, water, and sanitation and hygiene promotion in North and West Darfur.

28 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• HAC takes lead of the humanitarian response in East Darfur, sending relief items for 24,000 people to Abu Karinka.

• New displacements from East Darfur arrive in North Darfur and West Kordofan states.

• Severe weather hits five villages near Abyei town, leaving 210 households in need of assistance.

• Fighting in South Sudan expected to cause influx of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan, where many refugee sites face overcrowding.

FIGURES

Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million

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

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.