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02 Apr 2018 description

The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during March

02 Apr 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The number of patients suffering from acute watery diarrhoea -suspected to be cholera-continues to decline in Central Darfur’s Nierteti locality.

A volunteer reported to Radio Dabanga that the isolation ward at the Hospital of Nierteti received two new patients this weekend.

He said that four people in total were being treated at the ward on Sunday.

The source added that the isolation unit at Kuweila village in south-east Nierteti admitted two new cases on Saturday and Sunday.

‘Watery diarrhoea’

02 Apr 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two formerly displaced people were wounded in a shooting in Turbo village in North Darfur’s Tawila on Saturday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, the Sheikh of Turbo reported that militiamen riding in two Land Cruisers and others on camels began shooting at the village at about 9 pm.

Maryam Eisa (12) and Abdelmajid Haroun sustained bullet wounds, he said. After the villagers fled their homes, the attackers left, taking with them about 17 sheep and three donkeys.

02 Apr 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

A huge fire that broke out at the market of El Salam camp for the displaced near the South Darfur capital of Nyala, has destroyed more than 450 shops.

“The fire erupted at the market at 3 am on Friday. Because of the strong wind, the flames could spread rapidly,” one of the victims told Radio Dabanga.

“More than 450 shops were destroyed, including groceries, perfume shops, shops selling building materials, in addition to restaurants, cafeterias, and a number of stores.”

31 Mar 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

• In West Africa, markets are adequately supplied in the months following the main harvest. However, market supplies are below average in several countries due to localized deficits and stock retention. Demand is picking up as household stocks begin to deplete and with ongoing institutional purchases. Local grain prices were stable in most countries but remained above average and are expected to remain so through to the lean season. Regional livestock markets remain affected by a general lack of pasture and reduced Nigerian import demand (Page 3).

31 Mar 2018 description

Sorghum, millet, and wheat are the most important food commodities in northern Sudan. Sorghum is the staple food for the majority of poor households in central and eastern Sudan regions while millet is the main staple food for majority of households in Darfur and some parts of Kordofan regions in western Sudan. Wheat most often used as a substitute all over northern Sudan but it is a staple food for northern states. Each of the markets represented here act as indicators for a broader region.

31 Mar 2018 description

Staple food prices continue to increase following removal of wheat subsidies

Key Messages

31 Mar 2018 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region. This is an important staple in Sudan and Somalia as well as in other marginal agricultural areas of the region.

31 Mar 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

March 30, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Government of South Kordofan State Friday said more than 1500 residents have returned from the rebel-held areas to their original villages in the state.

The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) has quoted the commissioner of humanitarian aid in South Kordofan Zahra Nadir Faris as saying dozens of families mostly children, women and the elderly have returned to their villages of origin.

She pointed out that her commission in cooperation with the federal Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) provided shelter and foodstuff for the returnees.

30 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS   

• UN requests $1 billion to assist 4.3 million people in Sudan    

• Staple food prices continue to increase, likely exacerbating humanitarian need    

• U.S. assumes chairmanship of Sudan Mine Action Support Group

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

• The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Sudan projects that 5.5 million people in Sudan will require humanitarian assistance in 2018 and requests approximately $1 billion to deliver assistance to 4.3 million people in the country.

30 Mar 2018 description

The Israeli government’s controversial plan to initiate the forced deportation of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers has been delayed, while hundreds of those affected remain detained in Israeli prisons over the Passover holiday weekend.

The delay was announced after mass protests last week, during which 25,000 people took to the streets of Tel Aviv to denounce the policy of ordering asylum seekers to leave Israel for unnamed destination in Africa in exchange for €2,800 and a plane ticket. Those who refuse deportation are detained indefinitely in Saharonim prison.

30 Mar 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The isolation centres in Nierteti locality in Central Darfur have all reported fewer cases of ‘acute watery diarrhoea’ suspected to be cholera, confirming a downward trend observed last week.

Just one case was admitted to the medical isolation centre of Korifal village on Monday.

Activists in the voluntary work told Radio Dabanga that the centre of Nierteti hospital was completely free of infections on Monday, while Mara, Kuweila, and Turr isolation centres have not recorded any new cases.

30 Mar 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The shortage of fuel and cooking gas has renewed in Khartoum and a number of states over the past two days. People reported to Radio Dabanga that buses and trucks have been lining in queues in front of fuel stations for long hours on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A number of states have announced an increase in the price of petroleum products in response to the increased demand for transportation.

El Gezira

30 Mar 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Some 373 families of displaced people of camp El Neem in Ed Daein are still living in the open after the huge fire that broke out in the camp destroyed dozens of houses two weeks ago.

One of the sheikhs of the camp told Radio Dabanga that these families are now in desperate need of food, tents, mattresses and water tins, this along with the lack of toilets.

30 Mar 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Darfur displaced have strongly condemned attempts by the North Darfur government to forcibly dismantle and re-plan Abu Shouk camp for enforce return under the pretext of voluntary repatriation.

In a statement on Wednesday, Sheikh Abdelrazig Yousef, the spokesman for the Coordination odfor Displaced and Refugees, said that “these attempts are being carried out in cooperation with some of the so-called weak souls in accordance with a studied plan to dismantle the camps”.

30 Mar 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Sorghum makes important contributions to national food supply in the counties covered in this report, accounting for the majority of grain production in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia (82, 76 and 55 percent, respectively), and smaller amounts in Ethiopia and Uganda (18 and ten percent, accordingly). Sorghum accounts over half of grain consumption in South Sudan and Sudan and nine to 18 percent in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Uganda, respectively.

30 Mar 2018 description

3,000+ Refugees and IDPs received material support and training during the reporting period.

1,269 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period.

6,000 Tree seedlings raised in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

287,375 Refugees in South Sudan as of 28 February 2018.

1.8 million IDPs in South Sudan including 203,980 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites

US $809.4 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan situation in 2018.