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by Reuters
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:18 GMT

The outbreak began in recent weeks when heavy rains pummeled the area, which led to the flooding of a major river in Kassala

By Khalid Abdelaziz

KHARTOUM, Sept 25 (Reuters) - More than 11,000 people in Sudan's eastern state of Kassala have been infected over the past month by Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, but no deaths have been reported, a Sudanese official said on Tuesday.

25 Sep 2018 description

INTRODUCTION:

L’OIM travaille avec les autorités nationales, locales et des partenaires locaux, afin de mieux comprendre les mouvements migratoires à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Ce rapport présente les données collectées pendant les mois de juillet et août à Zouarké, et pendant le mois d’août à Faya et Kalait, dans le nord du Tchad Au Tchad, trois points de suivi ont été installés à Kalait, Faya et Zouarké afin d’observer les mouvements des voyageurs en transit.

25 Sep 2018 description

Debarati Guha-Sapir, professor, Francesco Checchi, professor

Science must prevail

25 Sep 2018 description

Abyei, 24 September 2018 - United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) Acting Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Gebre Wolzdegu, last Thursday, visited the Abyei Hospital which is renovated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with funds from the USAID. The 200-bed hospital which costs an estimated $500,000 comprises an operation theater, a pharmacy, Admin block and several wards including women’s ward as well as Doctors’ offices.

25 Sep 2018 description

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom is contributing an additional £13.5 million (approximately US$17.8 million) to support United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) resilience projects and food and cash assistance in Sudan until March 2019.

25 Sep 2018 description

Chad currently has 652.575 people of concern, including 449.748 refugees, 3.442 asylum seekers,

162.755 IDPs and returnees, 16,718 Chadian returnees from Central African Republic (at risk of statelessness), and 20.000 in other categories.

Water Shortage among Sudanese refugees in the east of Chad.

GAOUI Transit Site: 459 refugees benefit from relocation and reintegration under the ECHO-funded Housing Support Project.

Socio-economic and professional profiling of refugees in Chad completed.

WORKING WTH PARTNERS

25 Sep 2018 description

Since conflict erupted in Tonga in March 2017, most of the population fled to New Fangak as IDPs, and to Liri in Sudan as refugees. In July 2017, IDPs from New Fangak started to return to Tonga. As people kept on returning, an alert for humanitarian assistance was signalled in January 2018 to provide services to the returnees and IDPs in Tonga. In March 2018, UNOCHA coordinated an intervention conducted by humanitarian actors from Malakal and UNCHR as Protection Cluster Lead Agency provided S-NFIs to 200 persons with special needs (PSNs).

25 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in South Kordofan said 74,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have returned to their original villages in the state during the previous period.

In press statements on Sunday, HAC commissioner in South Kordofan Khidir Tawil Hussein said the voluntary return of IDPs is ongoing, stressing they would provide the returnees with the basic services including water, health and education.

25 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudanese Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim Monday announced the government has begun to deliver humanitarian aid to rebel-held areas in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

Speaking at a workshop on the international standard framework for humanitarian assistance in Khartoum, Ibrahim said the government has accepted the US proposal to allow humanitarian access to the Two Areas but the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPL-M) rejected it.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 5.5 million
Total children (<18) in need: 2.6 million
Total people to be reached in 2018: 2.48 million
Total children to be reached in 2018: 1.13 million

25 Sep 2018 description

El Fasher, 24 September 2018 – A joint team comprising the African Union - United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) is currently providing emergency assistance to people affected by mudslides in Wadi Tuliba and Tagulei villages, East Jebel Marra, South Darfur.

Following an assessment of the humanitarian situation in the affected area, the team has confirmed that 16 people died as a result of the mudslides in early September.

24 Sep 2018 description

Question

What are the general lessons from peace agreements that illustrate why peace agreements may or may not work? What are the favourable conditions for a successful power sharing agreement? Issues of interest include 'do no harm' principles, secondary benefits, how to incentivise elite actors.

1. Overview

24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- Educational supplies and recreational kits for 1,250 children were provided to children and adolescents in South Sudanese Refugee settlement in Khartoum to respond to the educational needs.
- 13,700 children (5,480 boys, and 8,220 girls) from the flood-affected areas in Al-Nuhood locality in West Kordofan state received Psychological support services (PSS).

24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Every year, UNICEF and its partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) generate a wealth of knowledge in the region and evidence of the results from programmatic interventions. The purpose is to inform national dialogues around the design and implementation of child-friendly policies and to improve interventions, thus contributing towards full implementation of the rights of all children across the MENA region.

24 Sep 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 23 Sep 2018): 20,881
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 23 Sep 2017): 103,130
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 23 Sep 2018 880
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 23 Sep 2017 4,003
Average daily arrivals in September 2018 so far: 38
Average daily arrivals in August 2018: 48

24 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The third and final phase of the exit strategy of the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) would be completed within two years, said Sudan’s Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani al-Na’im.

In press statements on Saturday, al-Nai’m pointed out that Darfur’s five states became safe and it is now hosting large numbers of refugees from other countries.