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23 Aug 2017 description
report UN Volunteers

UN Volunteers in Sudan, in collaboration with UNDP Sudan, other UN agencies and International Youth Forum celebrated International Youth Day in Khartoum, under the theme ‘Youth4Peace'. The celebrations, which took place with the participation of the Federal Minister of Youth and Sports, government officials, civil society representatives and community advocates, hosted two forums, one on public policy and another on the role of youth in peacebuilding.

23 Aug 2017 description

Facts & Figures

  • All EU Member States have ratified the four Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols.

  • 196 states, including all UN Member States, have ratified the 4th Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilians in Time of War, which equals universal acceptance.

23 Aug 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • The ministry statement urged the Khartoum State residents living along the Nile banks to be wary of massive floods in the next two days.
  • The 2013 floods were particularly severe, with more than 15,000 homes reported destroyed.

By MOHAMMED AMIN

The Sudan government has warned of possible worst floods in 100 years in Khartoum and the surrounding areas.

A statement from the Irrigation ministry on Tuesday said the disaster was expected to strike within two days, following heavy rains in Ethiopia.

22 Aug 2017 description

2,524
Tree and fruit seedlings distributed to refugees during the reporting period.

42,899
Refugees and IDPs received aid items from UNHCR across South Sudan during the reporting period.

5,929
Refugees reached with hygiene promotion and awareness sessions during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

275,187
Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 July 2017.

22 Aug 2017 description
report Carter Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Deanna.Congileo@cartercenter.org

ATLANTA…In a signing ceremony today in Khartoum, Sudan, The Carter Center joined officials from the Qatar Fund for Development, the Sudanese Federal Ministry of Health, and other dignitaries, including the ambassador of the state of Qatar to the Republic of Sudan, to mark the beginning of the first phase of a five-year partnership to improve maternal and child health in Sudan.

22 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sudan signed a new agreement for the construction of model villages for displaced people in Darfur with the State of Qatar in the capital of Sudan on Monday.

The agreement for $70 million from the Qatari Fund for Development should boost development efforts in Darfur. Ten projects, two in each of the five states, are to include fully integrated villages for refugees and displaced people in Darfur to voluntarily relocate to from the camps.

22 Aug 2017 description
  • Heavy rains have been affecting central and northern Darfur in the past few days, causing casualties and damages.

  • According to media, as of 22 August at 7:30 UTC, two people have been killed, at least 80 families have been displaced and 50 shelters have been destroyed in the camps of Nierteti and Zamzam (south-west of Jebel Marra).

  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain is forecast to affect the area.

22 Aug 2017 description

Mr. Jaffar Adam lives in Abu Shouk in North Darfur, Sudan. He is responsible for supporting a large extended family. For the past six years, the water pipe near him has not been working, which meant that he had to buy water from water trucks and donkey vendors. This cost 350SDG (approximately $52) per month; a huge expense for the family. In addition, the water was poor quality, with high levels of impurities, because it came from private boreholes which are often poorly maintained. “The water was too salty to drink as it is”, said Mr. Adam.

22 Aug 2017 description

Food security situation has slightly improved compared to the same period last year.

A total of 157 localities were classified for the period of the update. Two states were not classified due to lack of information (Gedaref and East Darfur) besides 4 Localities were not classified due to lack of information.

22 Aug 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s commissioner of refugees Hamad al-Gizouli Monday has expressed concern over the growing number of refugees in his country, especially those coming from South Sudan.

“There is a steady increase in the number of refugees, and the country now hosts 2,000,000 refugees, including 1,300,000 refugees from South Sudan,” al-Gizouli told reporters at a press conference in Khartoum.

21 Aug 2017 description
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Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the joint report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, and the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/177 and Human Rights Council resolutions 34/16 and 35/5.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Officials in Darfur and Kordofan have expressed their readiness to start the nationwide disarmament campaign announced by Khartoum last month.

In El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, the commander of the 6th Infantry, Maj. Gen. Adel Hamid El Jamri told the press on Friday that the state would be free of weapons within two months.

The Governor of West Darfur, Fadlelmawla El Haja, stressed that the authorities will start to collect arms by peaceful means, and in coordination with civil society leaders. If this does not succeed, the arms will be collected by force.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Residents of Red Sea state in eastern Sudan reported an increase in crimes concerning refugees and asylum seekers, including kidnappings, in the region.

“The number of abductions for ransom is rapidly increasing in eastern Sudan,” listener Ali Muneeb told Radio Dabanga.

“The number of unlicensed vehicles and motorcycles without plates is growing accordingly” he said. “Some of these vehicles belong to the regular forces, while other cars have been smuggled into the country from neighbouring countries, such as the Boko Haram vehicles from Libya and Chad.”

21 Aug 2017 description
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Khartoum, 21 August 2017. The humanitarian community in Sudan is today celebrating World Humanitarian Day, held every year to highlight the contribution of humanitarian workers who assist and protect people in need. Specifically, this Day pays tribute to aid workers who have risked and lost their lives in humanitarian service, and mobilises people to advocate for humanitarian action.

21 Aug 2017 description

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom has contributed £4.5 million (US$5.8 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide essential food assistance to nearly 370,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Darfur for two months.

The Department for International Development (DFID) contribution will allow WFP to support IDPs through cash-based transfers, which will provide people with vouchers and e-cards so they can buy food and essential supplies of their choice at contracted local traders.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two boys died in heavy rainfall that hit Central and North Darfur on Thursday. At least 80 displaced families in Nierteti, south-west of Jebel Marra, lost their homes.

“On Thursday morning, torrential rains and the ensuing floods in Nierteti led to the drowning of nine-year-old Ameer Yahya,” a Nierteti camp sheikh told Radio Dabanga.

“The rains led to the destruction of about 50 shelters in the northern Nierteti camps, and about 30 homes in the three southern camps, El Salam, Khor Ramla, and Garsila,” he said.