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20 Sep 2018 description


• Heavy rains and flash floods have affected over 142,000 people across Sudan.

• About 170,000 vulnerable people in the Abyei Area need humanitarian assistance, UN agencies and partners report.

• Better procurement and supply chain management in Sudan is key adequate health service delivery.

• Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates $20 million to Sudan to bridge humanitarian financing gaps.


# people in need in Sudan (2018 HNO) 5.5 million

16 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

People in the camps for the displaced in North Darfur complain of the spread of malaria.

“There is no home free of malaria in Zamzam camp,” a community leader reported to Radio Dabanga. “The same is true for the camps of Abu Shouk, Tawila, Kassab, Fata Borno, and Kabkabiya.”

The sheikh said that the disease, spread by mosquitoes “appears to be more widespread than during the last rainy seasons”.

He added that most displaced people cannot afford to buy medicines anymore. “With these soaring food prices, we have hardly money enough to buy food.”

14 Sep 2018 description








14 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Kassala State Governor Adam Jamaa has acknowledged the death of seven people caused by chikungunya fever. More than 6,000 people have been infected in the recently confirmed outbreak of the virus.

Jamaa made his statements to the press. On Monday the emergency department at the federal Ministry of Health already reported that there are 6,250 cases of chikungunya in Sudan’s northeastern state.

13 Sep 2018 description

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 905,831 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 August 2018.

So far in 2018, 36,185 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, including 1,626 in August. They are mostly from South Sudan and Eritrea.

11 Sep 2018 description

Leading experts in animal health and public health from 11 countries developed a regional plan of action against the Rift Valley fever outbreak in East Africa at a high-level meeting in Tanzania, 28-30 August.

11 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The federal Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of the virus chikunguya in Kassala state, two weeks after the first reports about the mosquito-borne fever appeared on the news.

The head of the emergency department at the ministry, Dr Leila Hamad El Nil, said that there are 6,250 cases of chikungunya in Sudan’s northeastern state on Monday.

She pointed out that most cases have been recorded in Kassala, the state capital, and the rest is mainly centred in the areas of western El Gash, and some districts of eastern El Gash.

10 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Kassala state is hit by a chikungunya epidemic. People in central El Gedaref complain about an increase of Kala Azar cases.

A health source reported to Radio Dabanga from Kassala that the chikungunya virus*, locally known as kankasha, is spreading in an unprecedented manner.

“You find patients in each and every home in Kassala,” he said. “The health centres and clinics in the state are overcrowded.”

06 Sep 2018 description

Current major event

Global strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE)

On 10 April 2018, WHO and partners launched the Global Strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE). At a meeting in Abuja Nigeria, WHO, UNICEF, Gavi and health officials across the African continent re-affirmed their commitment to eliminate Yellow fever.

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01 Sep 2018 description

Au sommaire

Mise en œuvre de la NWOW P.1
Visite conjointe UN-Donateurs à l’est P.3
Epidémie de rougeole au Tchad P.5


• Deux ans après la tenue du Sommet Mondial de l’Aide Humanitaire qui a posé les bases de la nouvelle façon de travailler, le Tchad évalue la mise en œuvre de ce processus.

• Les Nations Unies et les partenaires techniques et financiers du Tchad ont effectué une visite à l’est pour renforcer le lien humanitaire et développement.

01 Sep 2018 description

Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires interconnectées, dans un contexte de pauvreté chronique et de faible développement économique et social. La situation sécuritaire dans les pays voisins continue d’engendrer des mouvements de personnes vers le Tchad, en particulier au sud en provenance de la République Centrafricaine (RCA), ainsi que des déplacements internes dans la région du Lac. En outre le retour volontaire des réfugiés se poursuit, avec 353 réfugiés soudanais au Darfour et près de 4 000 réfugiés tchadiens du Soudan dans le Sila.

01 Sep 2018 description

Chad faces interconnected humanitarian crises in a context of chronic poverty and low economic and social development. The security situation in neighbouring countries continues to generate population movements, particularly from the Central African Republic (CAR) in the south, as well as internal displacement in the Lac region. In addition, the voluntary return of refugees continues, with 353 Sudanese refugees back in Darfur and approximately 4,000 Chadian refugees from Sudan in the Sila region.

28 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Seven people have been infected with severe diarrhoea at Abu Jubeiha in South Kordofan. The infection believed to be acute watery diarrhoea, is often caused by cholera.

A health source reported to Radio Dabanga that Abu Jubeiha hospital has received seven cases of the disease during the past two days.

Patients in Um Rawaba in North Kordofan have complained of lack of treatment and health care at the town’s health centres due to lack of doctors.

27 Aug 2018 description
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  • Macroeconomic conditions, including devaluation of the local currency and high inflation continue to erode household purchasing power, FEWS NET said.

  • 1,888 families lost all their possessions in East Darfur’s El Neem IDP camp, when an unattended cooking fire engulfed a large section of the camp.

  • Results of a nutrition survey indicate GAM rates above WHO’s emergency threshold of 10 per cent across all refugee camps in White Nile State

27 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The residents of Kassala have complained of the spread of unidentified fevers west and east of the city. Doctors from Kassala have confirmed to Radio Dabanga the spread of the disease in various districts and the escalation of their rates.

They have explained that the symptoms are difficult movement of the feet, the infection is transmitted by mosquitoes and that the patients receive treatment in their homes without hospitalisation for fear of the spread of infection.

21 Aug 2018 description
report Start Network


The monthly risk briefing provides information on global weather, volcanic, human and health events where members may consider using the Start Fund’s Crisis Anticipation Window. It reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situations; therefore, ongoing events that are considered to be unchanged are not featured and risks that are beyond the scope and scale of the Start Fund are also not featured.

17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

16 Aug 2018 description

In July, hostilities between armed groups and inter-communal fighting persisted in most of the country. In Western Bahr el Ghazal, fighting was reported between armed groups in Mboro and Bisellia in Wau County. Several IDPs from Wadhalele have arrived in Wau town. Civilians in Nagero were also displaced to Tambura town and Bazia in Western Bahr el Ghazal due to insecurity and conflict. In Central Equatoria an estimated number of 15,000 IDPs were reportedly displaced by conflict in Tore, Yei County. Thirty-seven civilians were abducted in Minyori Payam, Yei County.

15 Aug 2018 description
report Rotary

“The fact that no new cases of wild poliovirus have been detected in Nigeria points to the improved surveillance and rapid response protocols Rotary and its Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners have established, particularly in insecure and inaccessible areas,” said Michael K. McGovern, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. “While this progress is promising, it’s time to redouble our efforts so we can continue to maintain the political and financial support necessary to end polio for good.”