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21 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The number of cases of chikungunya fever has dramatically increased in Kassala, where two seniors died on Monday. The current outbreak, in which more than 6,000 people have been infected, is causing paralysis in all service facilities and the markets.

A resident told Radio Dabanga that the number of those who suffer the disease from his family and relatives alone exceeds 20 cases, while the health centres in the districts of Kassala have witnessed overcrowding. Patients line up in front of nurses to take injections and intravenous solutions.

21 Sep 2018 description

El Fasher, 20 September 2018 - The African Union - United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), have deployed a joint mission to provide emergency assistance to people affected by mudslides in East Jebel Marra, South Darfur.

Heavy rains in the area last week caused mudslides in Wadi Tuliba and Tagulei villages, resulting in the reported deaths of at least 19 people and the injury of 25 others, while an unspecified number remain unaccounted for and some families have lost their homes, according to official local sources.

21 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 19, 2018 (JUBA) - The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has urged South Sudanese women to be strongly involved in the peace implementation process to ensure its successful achievement to put the country in the path of reconciliation and development.

The call was made by JMEC Ag. Deputy Chief of staff- Strategy, during a women peace march held in Juba on Wednesday in the presence of Presidential Advisor for gender Rachel Nyabak who was the guest of honour.

20 Sep 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13513

Security Council
8357TH MEETING (AM)

Speakers in the Security Council today said a relatively stable security situation in Abyei makes it time to consider adjustments to the United Nations peacekeeping force there. Many stressed, however, that changes to its composition and mission must be preceded by thorough consultations with Khartoum and Juba.

20 Sep 2018 description
  • Ethiopia made nine pledges to comprehensively respond to refugee needs and is formulating a National Comprehensive Refugee Response Strategy (NCRRS)

  • The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) was launched in Ethiopia in November 2017.

  • The Operating Plan for the refugee response in Ethiopia in 2018 is USD 327.8 million. This plan is currently funded at 21%.

Applying the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF)

1. Context

20 Sep 2018 description

Introduction

Ethiopia has a long standing history of hosting refugees. In 2004, a National Refugee Law was enacted based on the international and regional refugee conventions to which Ethiopia is a party. Currently, the country is host to some 905,800 refugees, the majority from South Sudan (46.6%), Somalia (28.4%), Eritrea (19.2%) and Sudan (4.9%). As conflicts are ongoing in neighbouring countries, refugees continue to enter Ethiopia on a daily basis, making it the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa.

20 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Liberation Movement-led by Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) declared a three-month unilateral cessation of hostilities to allow humanitarian access to civilians in landslide-affected areas in Jebel Marra.

Torrential rains and landslides killed at least 21 people in Sampali area in eastern Jebel Marra on 7 September. However, the Sudanese authorities and UNAMID were not able to reach the rebel-controlled area due to the security situation there.

19 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Governor of South Darfur has called on relief organisations to provide aid to the victims of a landslide near the village of Tagoli in Kass locality two weeks ago.

Governor Adam El Faki said in a press conference in Khartoum on Tuesday that two people died and two others went missing in the rockslide that took place near Tagoli village on September 6.

19 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - A delegation including a number of EU Ambassadors to Khartoum, US Chargé d’Affaires and the UN Mine Action Office would visit Blue Nile State to see ongoing arrangements to begin the clean-up of landmines, said Sudan’s National Center for Mine Action (NCMA).

Director of the NCMA Amer Abdel-Sadiq Abu Zaid has revealed ongoing arrangements to implement a demining plan in areas identified as dangerous in the Blue Nile State.

19 Sep 2018 description

Conflict continues to drives high needs, but some food security improvements expected

Key Messages

18 Sep 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Cameroon

10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info

Côte d’Ivoire

18 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The government of Sennar state has announced the collapse of 2,000 houses, the destruction of more than 6,000 acres of agricultural crops, the flooding of large tracts of horticulture and the closure of the eastern road linking the east with the west because of the flooding of El Dindir river.

A number of residents who spoke to Radio Dabanga have expressed concern that more houses could collapse because of the flood as El Dindir river has completely burst its banks.

18 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The protection unit at Sudan’s Commission of Refugees (SCR) has demanded the international community to support the refugees in the east African nation saying Sudan has met all its international commitments towards them.

The director of SCR protection unit in the eastern states Al-Sir Khaled said the registered number of refugees in eastern Sudan camps is over 90,000 refugees.

16 Sep 2018 description

N’Djamena, le 14 septembre 2018

La toute première réunion de la commission tripartite à laquelle ont participé plus de 20 délégués de la République du Tchad, de la République du Soudan et du HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés a décidé, vendredi 14 septembre 2018 à N’Djamena, de continuer à faciliter le retour volontaire des réfugiés soudanais du Tchad. Conduit en toute sécurité et dignité, il s’agit d’une solution durable à la situation d’exil prolongée des soudanais au Tchad.

16 Sep 2018 description

N’Djamena, 14 September 2018 – The first ever Tripartite Commission Meeting attended by over 20 officials from the Republic of Chad, the Republic of the Sudan, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has today in N’Djamena resolved to continue facilitating the safe and dignified returns of Sudanese refugees in Chad, a durable solution to one of the world’s most significant and protracted refugee situations.

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.”

15 Sep 2018 description

The Government of Sweden has announced yesterday its support to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Community Security and Stabilization Programme (C2SP) operating in five states in Sudan, with a total fund of 5 million USD.

This announcement took place yesterday during a meeting with H.E. Ambassador to Sweden Mr. Hans Henric Lundquist and First Secretary Ms. Anna Saleem Hogberg who have met with UNDP Country Director Dr. Selva Ramachandran.

15 Sep 2018 description
  1. Sur invitation du gouvernement de la République du Tchad, la première réunion de la Commission Tripartite pour le rapatriement librement consenti des réfugiés soudanais vivant au Tchad s'est tenue à N'Djamena le 14 septembre 2018. Cette réunion a été précédée de celle du Groupe de Travail Technique.

  2. La délégation du Gouvernement de la République du Soudan était conduite par Monsieur Hamad ELGIZOULI MOROWA, Commissaire des Réfugiés de la République du Soudan (COR).

14 Sep 2018 description
  1. At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Chad, the first meeting of the Tripartite Commission (TC) for the Voluntary Repatriation of Sudanese Refugees Living in Chad was held in N'Djamena on 14 September 2018. This Meeting was preceded by that of the Technical Working Group.

  2. The Delegation of the Government of the Republic of Sudan was led by Mr. Hamad ELGIZOULI MOROWA, Commissioner for Refugees (COR).

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.