UNAMID’s Community Outreach Unit (COU) organized a day-long commemoration of International Youth Day on 12 August 2017, under the global theme, ‘Youth Building Peace.’ More than 3,000 young people from El Fasher and nearby localities in North Darfur took part in a marathon, a bicycle race, an exhibition and a carnival, which were followed by drama performances and traditional dances. The programme ended with a concert featuring renowned Sudanese musician Hani Abdeen, accompanied by local talent, Hassan Aish.
Increased influx of new arrivals to South Darfur observed in July.
Acute watery diarrhea outbreaks in East Darfur refugee camps have been contained.
Inter-agency mission visited Al Lait, North Darfur to monitor response, verify new arrivals and identify remaining gaps and needs.
16,172 Total new arrivals in July 2017
176,524 Total new arrivals in 2017 so far
The rate of cholera infections in areas of Northern State has increased over the past days. Four people died in one area, while dozens of people were infected.
The affected areas are Abri and El Mahas, specifically Saadnafenti in El Mahas where a woman died on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths in this area to four cases in four days.
Dozens of people have been infected with cholera in El Mahas, in Daglo locality, on Sunday and Monday, a source reported. This prompted two basic schools in Saadnafenti to close their doors.
Six cholera patients died in various regions in Sudan, and 48 people were infected over the weekend.
A medical source told Radio Dabanga that the isolation centre in El Dindir in eastern Sudan’s Sennar recorded one cholera death on Saturday.
The patient came from Rumeila village, east of the town. The centre recorded two new cases from other villages on Sunday.
About 25 residents of Um Benin village, 12 km south-east of Singa, the capital of Sennar, fell ill during the weekend.
August 12, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The White Nile State government Saturday said it plans to bring back into refugee camps some 46,000 South Sudanese living in the residential neighbourhoods in several towns.
The head of the technical coordination committee for refugee affairs in the White Nile State, Tayeb Mohamed Abdallah said they plan to relocate to the refugee camps near the border areas some 46,000 refugees living in Kosti, Rabek, Ad Douiem and other towns. by refugee law.
Student brings dialogue experience at university back home during vacation
A Sudanese University student Fatah Elalim brought back lessons to his community in Sudan’s Western Kordofan State, about dialogue as a way to transform local conflicts non-violently.
Cholera continues to spread in South Darfur and Northern State. The leadership of the Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association has urged the Sudanese authorities to officially declare a cholera epidemic in the country.
The National Epidemiological Corporation reported in early July that nearly 24,000 Sudanese have been infected and 940 cholera patients have died since the outbreak of the infectious disease in Blue Nile state in August last year.
Thirteen people died of cholera in West and Central Darfur this week. In Red Sea state, a local hospital recorded five new cholera cases, but discharged others who were still suffering from the rapidly spreading disease.
The current death toll in in the towns of Zalingei, Um Tajok in West Darfur, and Boronga in South Darfur (Kass locality) has run-up to 26 people this week.
Floods and torrents that struck localities in North Kordofan have caused severe damages to houses, infrastructure and livestock, affecting more than 500 families in initial estimations.
Torrents in Hamrat El Wiz, Abu Hadida, El Gahawi, Um Surra and Abu Hadid in North Kordofan affected 556 families, local authorities reported to Sudanese media. 435 houses partially collapsed and 130 residences were completely destroyed. 628 animals drowned.
10 August 2017: Discrimination against non-Arabs in Sudan is a major problem, says Quscondy Abdulshafi – and the conflict won’t end until the persecution stops.
The acute watery diarrhea (AWD) weekly case load has decreased almost by half during the month. UNICEF reached around 2 million affected people and populations at risk by providing improved purified drinking water through continuous water chlorination of the water sources, water transportation means and at household levels in 11 AWD affected states.
The rate of cholera infections in Tokar in Sudan’s Red Sea state increased significantly on Monday. Journalist Osman Hashim reported to Radio Dabanga that Tokar Hospital recorded 32 new cases, mostly from the peripheral bordering areas, while a number of cases were reported from the villages south of Tokar.
He pointed to the poor conditions at Tokar Hospital, the shortage of medical staff and medicines and the non- preparation of the isolation ward.
Cholera has extended to the north of Sudan and reached Abri in Halfa locality, where four cases were reported on Monday. A hospital recorded more infected cases coming from the gold mines in Northern State.
The patients are treated in the isolation ward placed outside of the health centre of Abri, a town along the Nile.
Five cases are being treated in Wadi Halfa hospital in Northern State, a source reported to Radio Dabanga yesterday.
One cholera patient died and 39 new cases were reported in Darfur over the weekend. In eastern Sudan’s Sennar, the spread of the infectious disease seems to be halted.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga from Ghurra Farajawiya in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality in North Darfur, a volunteer reported that one person died of cholera on Saturday.
Four new cases were reported in the area. Two of them were transferred to the isolation unit in the nearby village of Ghurra El Zawiya.
August 6, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese interior ministry Sunday has decided to divide a camp for South Sudanese refugees in the White Nile State into three camps, together with a number of measures to control the security situation.
The decision intervenes five days after a riots at Khor Al-Waral Camp where a mob of refugees set fires to tents before to looting stores and humanitarian services buildings. Also, there were reports that four Sudanese teachers have been raped.
White Nile state authorities began investigating the recent riots in the Khor El Waral camp for South Sudanese refugees on Thursday.
Fighting broke out at the camp on Tuesday. Parts of the camp burned down and a number of UN food stores were destroyed. Four women teachers were reportedly raped. The causes are unclear so far.
Khor El Waral camp, with more than 53,000 South Sudanese, is the largest refugee camp in White Nile state. There are more than 160,000 refugees in the state bordering South Sudan.
The first cases of cholera have appeared in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, where two patients died last week. The infectious disease is still spreading in North, West, and South Darfur. In eastern Sudan, hundreds of cholera patients are being treated.
“Cholera has become an endemic disease in Sudan, in addition to malaria, typhoid, and other endemic diseases that can only be eradicated by accelerated efforts and awareness raising campaigns,” a medical doctor in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, told Radio Dabanga on Friday.
14 people died of cholera in Murnei camp in West Darfur, while 64 people have been infected, over the past three days. A North Darfur locality recorded four deaths in a couple of days.
Six camp residents died on Tuesday, four others on Wednesday, and on Thursday four people died in the medical isolation ward of Murnei, a sheikh told Radio Dabanga.