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17 Apr 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The number of fires in camps for displaced people in Darfur has flared up in the past two weeks, raising concerns for their strength and leaving dozens of families in the open.

On Sunday, the camps in Gireida locality, South Darfur, saw another fire at Babanusa which led to the destruction of 102 homes.

Displaced people in Babanusa camp informed Radio Dabanga that the fire caused burns to 60-year-old Aisha Musa. About 43 homes were partially destroyed.

20 Mar 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

A massive fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes in the displaced camps district of Ed Daein on East Darfur. No human casualties were reported, however the four camps of Dabanga, Areida, Garnaya, and Um Sauna suffered extensive damage.

The fire completely destroyed 15 shops and storage facilities at Dabanga Market. One of the camp sheikhs told Dabanga Radio that at least 1,000 families have been affected and that the preliminary inventory estimated the damage at about SDG 40 billion (*$2 million).

14 Mar 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Intense winds fanned a fire that started in El Masani district east of El Fasher in North Darfur on Sunday evening.

Witnesses told radio Dabanga that the fire broke out and quickly spread. At least 20 homes were laid waste, their contents completely destroyed. There were no casualties nor injuries reported, however no value can yet be placed on the substantial material damage.

The families from the homes destroyed by the fire are now reportedly destitute and living in the open without shelter after all of their belongings and food supplied went up in smoke.

19 Jun 2017 description

UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative (JSR), Jeremiah Mamabolo, accompanied by Amy Martin, UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Darfur, and Major-General Fida Hussain, Acting Force Commander, UNAMID, visited the victims of the recent fire at Korma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), North Darfur, on 15 June 2017. The fire occurred on 9 June and destroyed some 700 homes; five displaced persons were killed as well.

13 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three humanitarian corridors identified in Southern Chad for the potential voluntary return of CAR refugees not yet functional.

  • Potential refugees for the Chadian national exam-Baccalaureate for 2016/2017 increased by 34%. Women make up 60% of candidates.

  • Preliminary results of the Survey on the intentions of return of Sudanese refugees in Eastern Chad shows that less than 3% are willing to repatriate in 2017.

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.

24 Feb 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

More than 600 people have been left homeless, destitute, and without food after a fire that broke out at camp El Neem north of Ed Daein in East Darfur destroyed 100 homes on Wednesday.

One of the camp sheikhs explained that the intense wind helped the fire to spread. Provisions and agricultural crops were also destroyed, however no injuries or loss of life were reported.

The sheikh appealed to the authorities and organisations to speed up the provision of aid to those affected.

31 Oct 2016 description

During the reporting period, 6,190 households in North, South, and Central 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 Sep 2016 description

During the reporting period, 9,155 households in North, South, East, West and central Darfur was provided with ES & NFI items from the NFI Common Pipeline through implementing partners.

30 Apr 2016 description

During the reporting period, 10,261 households in North, South, East, West and Central Darfur were provided with ES/ NFI items from the NFI Common Pipeline through implementing partners: breakdown of distributions in the tables below.

19 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

A boy was injured in a large fire that broke out in Kalma camp for the displaced near Nyala, capital of South Darfur, on Saturday.

Saleh Eisa, Secretary-General of Kalma camp, with more than 160,000 residents one of the largest camps in Darfur, told Radio Dabanga that four-year-old Abdelmajeed Mohamed Abdeljabar sustained burns when the fire broke out at Block 8.

“30 homes were destroyed, and 22 other shelters were partially damaged,” he reported. “Two goats and a donkey burned to death.”

27 Oct 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EL SALAM CAMP / DEREIG CAMP (26 Oct.) - On Saturday, a fire broke out in El Salam camp for the displaced near Nyala, capital of South Darfur. Four shelters burned to ashes. On the same day, five homes at the nearby Dereig camp were destroyed by fire.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an El Salam camp elder reported that the strong wind on Saturday fanned a small fire that started in one of the houses so that spread rapidly over the southern part of the camp.

21 Jan 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

ZAMZAM (20 Jan.) - On Sunday a fire that broke out at the market of the Zamzam camp for the displaced near El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur, burned eight shops and 20 shelters.

One of the butchers told Radio Dabanga that a fire broke out at the market of Zamzam camp at about 10pm. Four shops and 20 sun shelters for butchers selling meat burned to ashes, four other shops were partially destroyed.

18 Dec 2013 description
report Radio Dabanga

KALMA (18 Dec.) - 42 families in the Kalma camp for the displaced in South Darfur are living in very difficult humanitarian conditions, after they lost their shelters in the fire that broke out on Sunday.

The families (132 people) affected are still living in the open, without food, cover or shelter.

16 Dec 2013 description
report Radio Dabanga

KALMA (15 Dec.) - An extensive fire in Kalma camp in South Darfur reduced 28 houses to ashes on Sunday morning, Hussein Abu Sharati, the spokesman for the Association of Displaced Persons and Refugees of Darfur, reported to Radio Dabanga.

The fire broke out at about 2pm on Sunday in Centre 8 of Kalma, Abu Sharati said. A strong wind spread the fire quickly.

The fire left 42 families (132 people) without shelter. They are currently camping in the open, without any cover or extra clothing against the cold.

19 Nov 2013 description
report Radio Dabanga

KALMA (19 Nov.) -

A huge fire broke out in the morning of 19 November in Centre Five of the Kalma camp for the displaced in South Darfur.

Spokesman for the Association of Displaced persons and Refugees of Darfur, Hussein Abu Sharati, said the fire destroyed an entire house in which five families were living. Due to the lack of water in the camp, the residents were not able to quickly extinguish the fire.

25 Oct 2013 description
report Radio Dabanga

KHOR ABECHE (25 Oct .) - A massive fire reportedly broke out in the Khor Abeche camp for the displaced in South Darfur on Thursday, injuring nine people.

One of the camp residents told Radio Dabanga that a fire broke out at about 4pm on Thursday afternoon in the Khor Abeche camp, located north-west of Unamid headquarters in South Darfur. Nine people were injured, among them women and children, and 143 houses completely burned down, along with a number of shops.

15 Apr 2013 description
report Radio Dabanga

GARSILA (14 Apr.) - Sixteen houses were destroyed by fire in three different incidents at Garsila's Central Darfur camps last week.

On Wednesday, three houses were burned down in Jeddah camp and another two in Jebelain camp in a separate incident.

A Jeddah sheikh informed Radio Dabanga the camp was again on flames on Friday. He said 10 houses, which occupied a whole block, were destoyed.

The sheikh does not know what caused the fire and urged authorities and aid agencies to provide shelter, food and blankets to the homeless.