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28 Nov 2013 description
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  • Over half a million children will not be vaccinated against measles due to the on-going conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, according to UNICEF

  • More than 80,000 people in Government-controlled areas have been vaccinated against yellow fever in four affected localities in the Kordofan region

  • Over 22 million Sudanese or three out of every four lack access to improved sanitation

17 Nov 2013 description
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• About 3,300 people have fled their homes in South Kordofan and Blue Nile over the past week following fighting between SAF and SPLM-N and insecurity.

• The Government of Sudan says it is ready to negotiate with SPLM-N on the implementation of polio vaccinations in SPLM-N areas.

• Ministry of Health and WHO report that 36 suspected cases of yellow fever (including 10 deaths) have been registered in West and South Kordofan states.

21 Oct 2013 description

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-ƒƒ Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes in Sudan in the first six months of 2013 due to inter-tribal violence and fighting between the SAF and armed movements.

-ƒƒ This displacement includes over 310,000 newly displaced people in Darfur, which is more than the number of people displaced in 2011 and 2012 combined.

-ƒƒ Conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile continued to affect civilians, with food insecurity expected to deteriorate further in SPLM-N controlled areas.

10 Oct 2013 description
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• HAC announced that the polio vaccination campaign for children under five in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states will commence on 5 November.

• Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to re-open five border crossings between the two countries.

• Some 5,000 people fled Khamsat and Sharqal Muluk villages in East Darfur’s Abu Jabra locality due to clashes between the Rizeigat and Ma’aliya tribesmen.

08 Oct 2013 description

In Darfur, over two million people have been internally displaced as a result of conflict since 2003.

03 Oct 2013 description
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• New round of fighting between the Misseriya and Salamat tribes in Central Darfur leaves 45 people dead, according to reports received by the UN.

• Insecurity and Government restrictions prevent aid to some 150,000 newly displaced people in East Darfur.

• The highest level of acute food insecurity is projected among IDPs in SPLM-Ncontrolled areas of South Kordofan, according to FEWS NET.

02 Oct 2013 description

Heavy rains were observed across dry areas in bi-modal regions along the Gulf of Guinea.

1) A pronounced late start of seasonal rainfall in July has delayed planting by approximately one month and has reduced crop yields across many parts of Sudan. The onset of continuous seasonal rainfall during September and October now remains critical for several local areas that have planted late. However, with seasonal rains quickly coming to an end, little time remains for additional rainfall.

25 Sep 2013 description

 Some relief to dryness is expected across the Gulf of Guinea region during the end of September.

1) A pronounced late start of seasonal rainfall in July has delayed planting by approximately one month and has reduced crop yields across many parts of Sudan. The onset of continuous seasonal rainfall during mid to late September now remains critical for several local areas that have planted late.

10 Sep 2013 description

Human Rights Council
Twenty-fourth session
Agenda item 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building

Summary

03 Sep 2013 description

In Darfur, over two million people have been internally displaced as a result of conflict since 2003. In addition, there are over 300,000 Darfuri refugees in Chad. Exact numbers of displaced people are hard to determine as some have been displaced on multiple occasions, some were displaced temporarily while others remained displaced for many years, and some are in camps while others are in host communities or left the area. In South Kordofan and Blue Nile, well over a million people have been displaced or severely affected by conflict since 2011.

02 Sep 2013 description

Damazine, August. 31 (SUNA) - Dim Saad border area in the Blue Nile State has witnessed the return of 380 citizen from the refugees camps in neighboring Ethiopia .

Commissioner of Gessan, Mansour Al-Tom, who welcomed the returnees, lauded the Armed Forces, calling on the returnees to practice their normal life after the prevailing of security in the area .

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01 Sep 2013 description
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  • SPLM-N announces a one month ceasefire in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states for flood response.

  • In East Darfur, an estimated 144,000 people have been displaced since 9 August as a result of fighting between the Reizegat and Ma’aliya tribes, according to HAC.

  • According to FEWS NET, the number of food-insecure people in Sudan might increase from 4 million to 4.3 million people during the peak lean season – August to September.

30 Aug 2013 description

White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers.

28 Aug 2013 description

 A slight reduction in rainfall was observed across West Africa, while seasonal rains continued over eastern Africa during the past week.

25 Aug 2013 description
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  • No agreement yet on a temporary cessation of hostilities in South Kordofan and Blue Nile to allow polio vaccinations for children under five.

  • International support for the Government’s flood response efforts continue, as the Government revises the number of “affected” people to 340,000.

  • At least 18,000 displaced people in camps in Darfur have been badly affected by flooding and are in urgent need of assistance.

23 Aug 2013 description

A late start to main season rains threatens crops and labor demand

18 Aug 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Heavy rains and flooding in Sudan since early August have affected over half a million people in 16 States (plus Abyei), according to the Government.

• Khartoum State is the hardest hit State, with an estimated 36,000 houses either totally destroyed or damaged by the floods.

• Tens of thousands of people of South Sudanese origin in open air departure points in Khartoum have been particularly badly affected by the floods.

16 Aug 2013 description

In Darfur, over two million people have been internally displaced as a result of conflict since 2003. In addition, there are over 300,000 Darfuri refugees in Chad. Exact numbers of displaced people are hard to determine as some have been displaced on multiple occasions, some were displaced temporarily while others remained displaced for many years, and some are in camps while others are in host communities or left the area. In South Kordofan and Blue Nile, well over a million people have been displaced or severely affected by conflict since 2011.

14 Aug 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 13, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Three airplanes carrying Qatari and Ethiopian relief for the Sudanese affected by the recent floods have arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday as fresh official figures pointed that the number of the affected population has reached 23.000 people.

Two of the three planes were from Qatar in line with orders of Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani and besides 80 tons of relief items were also carrying a search and rescue team.

14 Aug 2013 description
  • Rainfall deficits grow along the Gulf of Guinea, while dryness persists in eastern Sudan.

1) A delayed start of the rainfall season across northwestern Ethiopia, southern Eritrea, and bordering areas in Sudan has begun to negatively impact cropping activities, including planting. Heavy rains are, however, forecast during the next outlook period, which could provide some relief to dry conditions throughout the region.