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Woman killed, four injured in East and South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

YASSIN / NYALA (31 Aug.) -

A woman was killed and three others injured in an ambush by militiamen in the area of Labdo, Yassin locality in East Darfur on Friday. In Nyala, capital of South Darfur, gunmen shot a citizen on Thursday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a resident of Labdo camp for the displaced reported that on Thursday evening a group of four armed men on camelback had stolen 150 sheep from his neighbour Mohamed Adouma in the area of Labdo, near Muhajiriya town.

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More than 2,000 homes washed away by rains in Central Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

CENTRAL DARFUR / NORTH DARFUR (31 Aug.) -Torrents and floods destroyed thousands of homes in the Nierteti camps for the displaced in Central Darfur last week.

“Heavy rains and floods destroyed more than 2,000 homes entirely in the two camps in Nierteti in the past week. At least 3,000 houses were damaged, a resident of Nierteti camp North told Radio Dabanga.

She said that the affected are now living in the open, and urged relief organisations to intervene, and provide tarpaulins and tents.

North Darfur camps

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WFP to reduce food rations in Central Darfur camps

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Radio Dabanga

WADI SALIH LOCALITY (31 Aug.) -The UN World Food Programme (WFP) will reduce the food rations for the population of the camps for the displaced in Wadi Salih locality in Central Darfur.

A camp sheikh informed Radio Dabanga from Garsila camp that the monthly food rations provided by the WFP will be reduced from eight 100kg sacks of sorghum for every fifty displaced to six sacks.

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Four women, including two minors, gang-raped in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

SIRBA / EAST JEBEL MARRA (31 Aug.) -

Militiamen raped a school student in Sirba locality, West Darfur on Friday. On Sunday, three women, including a minor, were gang-raped in East Jebel Marra.

The coordinator of the Sirba camps told Radio Dabanga that on Friday evening a group of “government-backed militiamen” kidnapped a secondary school student (16) from her house in the area of Kout, in the eastern part of Sirba locality, and raped her alternately.

East Jebel Marra

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Sudan Ministry denies Ebola case in West Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

EL GENEINA (30 Aug.) - The Minister of Health Affairs for the Darfur Regional Authority, Firdos Abdel Rahman Yousif, has denied reports of the deadly Ebola virus disease in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur. Media in Sudan have been prohibited from covering any news related to the disease. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization reported on Thursday that 1,552 deaths have been recorded so far, mostly in West Africa.