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24 Mar 2017 description

Khartoum, 24. March 2017- Today, marks the world TB Day 2017 under the theme ‘’Unite to End TB’’. On this day, The United Nations Development Programme in Sudan and through the support of The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health, have succeeded to invest 121,000 USD to enhance the rapid detection of the Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. This included procurement and installation of 21 GeneXpert machines, training of 60 lab technician and rehabilitation of 8 laboratories.

23 Mar 2017 description

EL FASHER – Hundreds of people gathered in El Fasher, North Darfur to mark World Water Day at a UNAMID-supported event held at Abu Shouk camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Participants at the 22 March event included the Minister of Culture and Environment, North Darfur, Hamza Abass Khalil, government officials, community leaders, Sheikhs, Omdas (tribal leaders), women and youth groups, along with UNAMID staff.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UNOPS

Without water there would be no life – it’s a necessity for all living things, from the smallest of plants to the largest of animals. For some people, getting enough water to survive is still a daily struggle.

​​Around the world, water drives people. An abundance of it draws people, builds up communities and business, and creates life. A lack of it drives people away, prevents communities and businesses from flourishing, and chokes off life before it can begin.

22 Mar 2017 description
report Qatar Charity

In partnership with Mujaddidun charity, QC's office in Sudan implemented a "School Feeding" project during the school year 2016 - 2017 under the slogan " Hunger Free Society ". The project aimed at encouraging pupils to go to school, raising their academic achievement, improving their health conditions and addressing school dropout problem.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Despite good progress, much more needs to be done to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 6.1: “By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.”

Khartoum 22nd March 2017: Across the globe, March 22 every year is set aside to celebrate progress in water towards achieving global targets and to garner more political support. This year's theme: Why waste water? Is in support of SDG 6.3 on improving water quality and reducing, treating and reusing wastewater.

21 Mar 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

(UPDATE 21/03/2017 09:00) More than 47 people have been infected with cholera in El Gallabat locality in eastern Sudan between Friday and Monday. A patient succumbed to the disease last week.

The woman died in El Jinan, El Gallabat West locality, on Thursday, where three people were also infected with the disease.

21 Mar 2017 description
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By Ahmed Elzobier

Three Sudanese human rights defenders were released from jail on 6 March after paying a fine of 50,000 Sudanese Pounds (about 7,700 US dollars) each.

Khalafalla Al-Afif Mukhtar, Midhat A. Hamdan and Mustafa Adam had been sentenced to one year in jail and a fine, but were released after nine months on time served after paying the exorbitant fines. The crimes they were found guilty of? Two of them were convicted of dissemination of false information and one for espionage.

20 Mar 2017 description

On 16 March 2017, UNAMID supported the launch of the West Darfur community initiative for peaceful coexistence at locality level in Forobaranga and Habila localities, West Darfur. More than 4,000 people representing the local communities, native administrations, women and youth groups as well as government officials participated in the ceremonies that took place in the two localities.

20 Mar 2017 description

PORT SUDAN – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today welcomed the second of two recent shipments carrying urgently required food assistance for Sudan and South Sudan.

20 Mar 2017 description

During the reporting period, 2,749 households in North and south Darfur were provided with ES/ NFI items from the NFI Common Pipeline through implementing partners. A breakdown of distributions can be seen in the table below.

19 Mar 2017 description

From 13 to 14 March 2017, UNAMID’s Civil Affairs Section, in collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Oxfam America, local authorities and native Administrations, jointly organized a two- day peace conference in El Serief Locality to create a platform to discuss intercommunal conflict issues between the Beni Hussein, Northern Rezeigat and other minority tribes in the area and other areas of North Darfur state. The conference was also aimed at rebuilding social cohesion and maintenance of peaceful coexistence in the area.

18 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

35,845 Number of South Sudanese refugees who have arrived in Sudan in 2017.

2017 new refugee arrivals by state

White Nile 9,702 (27%)

South Kordofan 8,665 (24%)

East Darfur 7,275 (20%)

West Kordofan 7,170 (20%)

South Darfur 3,033 (9%)

332,885 Number of South Sudanese refugees who arrived in Sudan since December 2013.

FUNDING US$ 166.65 million Inter-agency funding requirements for activities under the RRRP 2017

16 Mar 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 25,000 people in Belle Elsereif in South Darfur’s East Jebel Marra locality are in need of humanitarian aid.

  • Aid organisations continue to respond to the needs of over 53,000 Jebel Marra IDPs in North Darfur.

  • National cereal production is estimated at 8 million MT—a 70% increase compared to the five-year average.

  • Over 11,000 people in Kurmuk locality, Blue Nile State are facing serious water shortages.

FIGURES 2017 HRP

16 Mar 2017 description
report European Union
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Ambassador Jean-Michel Dumond, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan (EU) and Khaled El Mekwad, Representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), have signed an agreement to implement a project to foster employment opportunities and economic growth in Sudan.

15 Mar 2017 description

El Fasher, 15 March 2017 – The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) welcomes the issuance on 8 March of a Presidential decree lifting death sentences from 66 members of Darfuri armed movements and pardoning 193 others.

This positive development comes in the context of ongoing mediation by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel, UNAMID and other stakeholders as set out in the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur and adopted by relevant UN Security Council (UNSC) and African Union Peace and Security Council resolutions.

14 Mar 2017 description
report Education Above All

Her Highness visits key Education Above All programme and witnesses Silatech partnership agreements aimed at creating one million jobs for young people in Sudan

14 Mar 2017 description
report European Union
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Today, Ambassador Jean-Michel Dumond, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan announced to the journalists after the end of a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the talks with the Sudanese officials were "open" and "constructive".

14 Mar 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

March 13, 2017 (EL-FASHER) - Thousands of Sudanese displaced people and South Sudanese refugees have been hit by diseases, including measles and acute watery diarrhoea, in North Darfur’s El-Lait county which is located near the border with East Darfur state.

The area recently received around 6,000 displaced persons who fled a tribal conflict in El Nair area of East Darfur. The affected areas also host several thousands of South Sudanese refugees from Bahr el Ghazal region.

14 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Recent Release of Political Prisoners Shouldn’t Fool Anyone

By Jehanne Henry

10 Mar 2017 description

The Sudan National Commission for Countering Terrorism (SNTCC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have officially launched today the Partnering Against Violent Extremism project (PVE) amidst prominent presence from high level Government officials presided by the First Vice - President of the Republic and Prime Minister, Colonel General.