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Sudan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence has displaced more than 388,100 people in Darfur to date in 2014.

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) prompts additional displacement and humanitarian needs in the Two Areas.

  • Approximately 5 to 5.3 million people in Sudan were food-insecure in June.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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South Darfur man killed for mobile phone credit

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Radio Dabanga

GIREIDA LOCALITY(29 Jul.) -

A resident of the Gereida camp for the displaced in South Darfur was shot dead and two others wounded on Monday.

“Seven militiamen approached the mobile phone credit kiosk of Adam Abdel Razeg in the area of Jertobak, east of Gireida town, on Monday, the first day of Eid El Fitr,” a customer who witnessed the attack reported to Radio Dabanga.

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South Darfur camp without water for more than a week

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Radio Dabanga

OTASH CAMP (29 Jul.) The residents of the Otash camp for the displaced in Nyala locality, South Darfur, are suffering from an acute drinking water crisis for more than a week.

A camp sheikh reported to Radio Dabanga that the drinking water crisis is caused by a lack of fuel, required to operate the pumps. Several pumps broke down.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly 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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Global Weather Hazards Summary July 25-31, 2014

Dryness continues across parts of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa; flooding possible in Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been both below average and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria, which has led to large moisture deficits. While increased rainfall forecast during the next week may provide some relief, ground conditions are expected to remain very dry, which may still hurt crop development later in the season.

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Abbala kill man and injure another in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN (UPDATED)(27 Jul.) - Abbala gunmen killed a man in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, abducted his companion and injured a protection commander on Friday.

“Abbala militiamen in a Land Cruiser accosted Hamid Babiker Hamid and another man, who were on their way from Saraf Umra to El Sareif Beni Hussein on a motorcycle,” an eyewitness reported to Radio Dabanga from El Sareif town.

“The Abbala just ran over the motorcycle, killing the man instantly. They seized his companion, and took him to an unknown destination.”

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Strict security measures in South Darfur capital

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Radio Dabanga

NYALA(28 Jul.) - (UPDATED) The Governor of South Darfur State stressed the importance of the new security orders for the Eid El Fitr leave period in Nyala. The Commissioner of Nyala North on Saturday proposed to verify the identity of all residents in the northern districts of South Darfur’s capital.

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Grenade kills herder in North Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KUTUM LOCALITY (28 Jul.) - A young herder was killed by a detonating grenade in Kutum locality in North Darfur on Sunday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from the village of El Sheikh Janna in Kutum locality, a witness said that one of the herders of the village found a grenade. “As soon as he began playing with it, the bomb detonated, and tore him to pieces. Five cows were killed too.”

The source said that the villagers informed the Sudanese army forces and the Unamid team in the neighbourhood that there are three other grenades found in the area.

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Sudanese states ask for federal help to stave off flood effects

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Sudan Tribune

July 27, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s River Nile and Sennar states have asked the federal government for assistance to overcome the serious damage caused by heavy rains.

The governor of the River Nile state, al-Hadi Abdallah, announced mobilisation of government units and residents to ward off effects of the floods which led to the complete or partial destruction of 900 houses.

He said that a high committee headed by his deputy, Ali Ahmed Hamed, has been set up to assess the damage besides forming popular committees to provide help and support for the affected population.

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Murder, abduction, assault, robberies, and release in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

DARFUR (27 Jul .) - Militiamen abducted a resident of El Salam camp for the displaced in South Darfur, and stole six cows on Friday. In El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur State, gunmen attacked the vehicle of the State Minister of Finance and killed the driver. In North Darfur, a lorry was plundered.

Sheikh Mahjoub Tabaldiya reported to Radio Dabanga from El Salam camp that “government-backed militiamen in a vehicle, and others on camelback, stormed the camp on Friday evening. They seized Musa Hamad, and six cows belonging to Osman El Jazari, and fled.

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Torrents, floods across Sudan; 800 homes washed away in Central Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

NIERTETI (27 Jul .) - Heavy rainfall and the ensuing floods affected different parts in Sudan the past few days. Torrential rains in Nierteti locality, Central Darfur, destroyed more than 800 camp shelters on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A camp leader reported to Radio Dabanga that heavy downpours on Tuesday and Wednesday wiped away more than 800 homes in Khor Ramla camp, and the Nierteti North and South camps. “Hundreds of displaced now are living in the open, after having lost most of their poor possessions.”