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22 Feb 2018 description

by Kieran Guilbert | KieranG77 | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Eevent brings together prosecutors from countries including Albania, Nigeria and Sudan. They plan to work more closely to convict slavemasters and human traffickers

LONDON, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prosecutors from more than a dozen countries joined forces on Wednesday at a landmark summit aiming to boost the global fight against modern slavery by convicting more criminals and tracing dirty money.

22 Feb 2018 description
report UN News Service

If it were a new crisis, it would be one of the biggest in the world, but despite the fact that more than five million people need aid, Sudan is at risk of falling off international donors’ radar, a senior United Nations official has said.

“If it were a new crisis, the dimensions of it, the scale and the need of it, would be such that it would be one of the biggest crises in the world,” Marta Ruedas, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan told UN News.

21 Feb 2018 description


  • The national average price of sorghum increased sharply by 32.0 percent compared to the previous month (December 2017), and expected to increase during the coming months after the Government lifted wheat subsidy and devaluation of Sudanese currency.

  • The retail prices of sorghum sharply increased (30+ percent) in 9 out of 12 states, South Darfur showed the highest increase (49 percent).

21 Feb 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Fund Will Support Africa Investigations

(London, February 21, 2018) – The Players of People’s Postcode Lottery will make a £3 million award over five years to support Human Rights Watch’s work around the world.

In the first year, the Lottery’s initial funding of £600,000 will go to defending the rights of women and children in Burundi, South Sudan, and Sudan.

21 Feb 2018 description

163.1 M required for 2018

6.8 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements

156.2 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

21 Feb 2018 description
report Carter Center

Sudanese Federal Ministry of Health Distributes Health Science Supplies, Equipment and Materials Provided with Support from The Carter Center and the Qatar Fund for Development

ATLANTA…In a ceremony today in Khartoum, Sudan, The Carter Center joined officials from the Sudan Federal Ministry of Health and other dignitaries to distribute critical supplies, textbooks, and equipment as part of a five-year partnership to improve the country’s maternal and child health education program efforts.

21 Feb 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa.
Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, transit or exit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centers).


21 Feb 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight


Burkina Faso

15 January 2018: Update: An Australian humanitarian doctor kidnapped on 15 January 2016 continues to be held hostage by an al-Qaeda-linked group. Source: aOuaga

Central African Republic

21 Feb 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Militiamen assaulted a number of displaced people who had returned to an area in Bielel locality last week, which is considered to be their home area. Five people were seriously wounded.

The militiamen beat and stabbed an unknown number of people. In total, 600 displaced people had left Kalma, Dereig and El Salam camps in South Darfur to return to Marla in Bielel locality.

21 Feb 2018 description

ROME, Italy – Asmorom was just 18 when he fled Eritrea in 2007. It would take three years and many violent beatings by people smugglers for him to find a safe place to call home in Israel – only for his world to come crashing down once more.

Granted a temporary visa in Israel for four months, Asmorom was forced to continuously renew it. He also struggled to fit in. Without the right to work, he was vulnerable and exploited, ekeing out a living with odd jobs for meagre pay.

20 Feb 2018 description

841.5 M required for 2018

35.6 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements

805.8 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

20 Feb 2018 description


There are 3.3 million IDP returnees in Iraq compared with 2.4 million IDPs. Health, protection and shelter needs are the key humanitarian concerns facing these population groups.

20 Feb 2018 description



In the 17th round of DTM Libya data collection taking place in January and February 2018, IOM identified 704,142 migrants in Libya. Migrants were identified in 99 baladiyas and 551 muhallas and originating from up to 40 countries.

In addition to those identified in urban and rural settings migrants in Libya were also recorded in detention centers. Based on DTM’s latest data, the number of migrants in Libya’s Detention Centers is 4,443 individuals (15/02/18)*.

20 Feb 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The number of ‘acute watery diarrhoea’ cases, suspected to be cholera, is rapidly increasing in Central Darfur. At least 200 people are reportedly infected in the eatsern part of the locality.

The isolation ward of the Nierteti Hospital in Central Darfur received 61 new cases of ‘acute watery diarrhoea’ on Saturday and Sunday.

A paramedic told Radio Dabanga from Nierteti that although no sample has been taken to determine the nature of the disease, the symptoms are similar to those of cholera.

20 Feb 2018 description

- Projections for the coming leans season suggest food stocks from the ongoing harvest will last through April in South Kordofan and through March in Blue Nile. This leaves a substantial gap as the next harvest would begin, at earliest, in August.
- There remains little to no access to basic pediatric care or medical supplies in both South Kordofan and Blue Nile, putting the child population at elevated risk of death from treatable diseases.

20 Feb 2018 description

The Executive Directors of the African Development Bank concluded a five-day Consultation Mission to Sudan on Tuesday, 15th February 2017 with a wrap-up meeting at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.

20 Feb 2018 description

KHARTOUM, 19th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign has launched the initial pilot operation of its mobile clinics and field hospital for women and children in Sudan, in a first of its kind initiative to provide the best diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive services to patients in Sudanese villages, under the supervision of leading UAE and Sudanese volunteer doctors from the Fatima bint Mubarak Volunteering Programme, and under the theme, "All of us are our Mother Fatima."