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10 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations special envoy to Libya Ghassan Salameh has called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to seek to implement the border agreement signed between Sudan, Libya and Chad.

More than 60 people have been killed and 159 injured in renewed fighting among militias in Tripoli last month. On 4 September, UN mission brokered a ceasefire between the major parties to the conflict.

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.”

10 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two young people drowned in the Manga valley in Central Darfur’s Bindisi on Friday. Hundreds of homes were destroyed by torrential rains on Thursday and Friday. Heavy rains and floods isolated 21 villages in El Gedaref.

The torrents caused the valleys in the areas of Bindisi and Mukjar to flood.

A listener told Radio Dabanga from Bindisi that a 12-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man were swept away by the floods on Friday when they attempted to cross the valley.

10 Sep 2018 description

Reclaim Childhood promotes leadership skills and interaction between different refugee and local communities through participation in sport.

By Charlie Dunmore and Houssam Hariri in Amman, Jordan | 10 September 2018

When she first arrived in Jordan as a refugee from Sudan five years ago, Waed was painfully shy, refusing to talk to anyone outside her family. Now, sprinting around a basketball court flinging passes and shouting encouragement to her teammates, she says she is unrecognizable from the girl she once was.

10 Sep 2018 description
report Save the Children

• Hunger on the rise in world’s most brutal war zones

• 2 in 3 infants with life-threatening malnutrition set to go untreated this year

• Alarming shortfalls in funding for conflict zones; spike in obstructions to delivery of humanitarian aid

• Content & case studies available here

LONDON, Sept 10 – More than half a million children in conflict zones could die from extreme hunger before the end of the year, new research by Save the Children shows.

07 Sep 2018 description

Key figures:

192,513 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

372,741 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 -April 2018)

55,088 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in the State of Libya

20,129 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

892 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,527 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

07 Sep 2018 description

Between 1 January and 31 August 2018, 3,092 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 15 per cent of all sea arrivals in this period. Consistent with an overall decrease in sea arrivals this year so far, the numbers of UASC reaching Italian shores in the first eight months of 2018 are considerably lower than in the same period last year, when over 13,200 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-August 2018 period (15 per cent) is only slightly higher than in January-August 2017 (13 per cent).

07 Sep 2018 description

Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation

As the largest global programme addressing FGM, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change plays a critical role in achieving Target 5.3 which calls for the elimination of all harmful practices by 2030, under the Sustainable Development Goal 5. The main document analyses, "How to Transform a Social Norm," is a three-part reflection on Phase II (2014-2018).

06 Sep 2018 description

Despite a recent improvement in rainfall, dryness remains over parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.

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.

Editorial note

06 Sep 2018 description

6 September 2018, Salalah, Oman – After the signing yesterday of the UHC 2030 International Health Partnership Global Compact for progress towards universal health coverage by countries of the Region, health ministers, policy-makers and experts from WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region and beyond today called on heads of state and governments of the Region to endorse a vision of UHC in their social, economic and health policies and develop national roadmaps to realize that vision.

06 Sep 2018 description
report World Vision

By Lisi Emmanuel Alex, Communications Officer

Kenyi Ali Duco, now 49, is a South Sudanese who was working as an aid monitor in Khartoum helping returnees go back to South Sudan from Sudan after the independence was declared on July 2011. At that time, the expectations of the people were very high and everyone who once fled for safety in other countries wanted to return home.

Many have been away for decades and were excited to be part of the new era. After a time helping others, Kenyi decided to join the throng of returnees.

06 Sep 2018 description

The following trends analysis is put together on the basis of available secondary data at the time of publication. It is representative of the available information and therefore indicative of mixed migratory trends in East Africa & Yemen.

06 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

September 5 - 2018 KHARTOUM

In advance of the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, more than 30 civil society organisations (CSOs) have called on the members of the council to adopt a strong monitoring and reporting mandate on Sudan.

06 Sep 2018 description

REGION OCCIDENTALE: CALME

SITUATION. Une reproduction a petite echelle a eu lieu dans le centre de I'Algerie, cependant que des ailes Oars etaient presents dans le sud-est de la Mauritanie et rest du Tchad.

PREVISIONS. Une reproduction a petite echelle entrainera une legere augmentation des effectifs acridiens dans le Sahel septentrional de Mauritanie, du Mali, du Niger, du Tchad et du sud de I'Algerie. On ne s'attend a aucun developpement significatif.

REGION CENTRALE: CALME

06 Sep 2018 description

Mr President,

I would like to congratulate the United States of America on its presidency of the Council this month and thank you for this opportunity to update the Council.

Mr President, Members of the Council

In each and every briefing I have given to this Council, I have stated that the status quo in Libya is untenable.

The violence that consumed the Capital beginning 26 August shattered the façade of calm that had prevailed in Tripoli since May 2017.

05 Sep 2018 description

A delegation of South Sudanese refugees tells the country’s leaders what they expect from revived peace talks in Sudan.

By Yvonne Ndege | 05 September 2018

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Driven from his land by conflict in South Sudan, farmer Singira Mirihewari traveled for 18 hours to tell leaders negotiating peace in Sudan what millions of refugees like him need.

05 Sep 2018 description

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its thirty-ninth regular session from 10 to 28 September 2018 in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

At the opening of the session at 9 a.m. on Monday, 10 September, the Council will hear an update on the situation of human rights worldwide and on the activities of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights by Michelle Bachelet, the newly appointed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.