UNHCR and FAO announced a new project with the Sudanese government that addresses refugees’ self-reliance by providing agricultural training in camps in eastern Sudan, a region with a protracted refugee situation that suffers from limited humanitarian aid resources.
After an assessment of nine schools at the camps for the displaced in South Darfur’s Nyala and Bielel localities, the state Ministry of Education and Unicef concluded that 506 classrooms need rehabilitation.
The schools are also short of teacher kits, student kits, and textbooks, according to the assessment conducted between June and the first week of August 2015.
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reported in its bulletin this week that there 87 schools and 873 classrooms in the nine camps, which provide education to 97,163 children.
Sudan's opposition parties have welcomed the outcomes of the newest African Union Peace and Security Council's meeting on Tuesday. The council repeated the importance of a holistic approach to solve the multiple crises in Sudan and realise a democratic transformation.
The Sudan Appeal opposition coalition welcomed the decision of the AU Peace and Security Council (AUSCP) in its 359th meeting on 25 August. They consider it a firm base for further negotiations with the Sudanese government.
Yasir Arman, the secretary-general of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) and foreign relations secretary of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) rebel alliance described the outcome of the 359th AUPSC meeting as “a historic decision, after President Al Bashir tried to turn the table on all internal and external parties”.
The more than 30,000 residents of Ronga Tas camp for the displaced in Central Darfur's Azum locality reject the moving of schools and health centres from the camp to model villages constructed by the Darfur Regional Authority DRA).
On Wednesday the coordinator of the Central Darfur camps told Radio Dabanga that the state government closed two basic schools, a secondary school and a health centre in the camp on Tuesday.