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25 Sep 2018 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:18 GMT

The outbreak began in recent weeks when heavy rains pummeled the area, which led to the flooding of a major river in Kassala

By Khalid Abdelaziz

KHARTOUM, Sept 25 (Reuters) - More than 11,000 people in Sudan's eastern state of Kassala have been infected over the past month by Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, but no deaths have been reported, a Sudanese official said on Tuesday.

25 Sep 2018 description

Abyei, 24 September 2018 - United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) Acting Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Gebre Wolzdegu, last Thursday, visited the Abyei Hospital which is renovated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with funds from the USAID. The 200-bed hospital which costs an estimated $500,000 comprises an operation theater, a pharmacy, Admin block and several wards including women’s ward as well as Doctors’ offices.

25 Sep 2018 description

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom is contributing an additional £13.5 million (approximately US$17.8 million) to support United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) resilience projects and food and cash assistance in Sudan until March 2019.

25 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in South Kordofan said 74,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have returned to their original villages in the state during the previous period.

In press statements on Sunday, HAC commissioner in South Kordofan Khidir Tawil Hussein said the voluntary return of IDPs is ongoing, stressing they would provide the returnees with the basic services including water, health and education.

25 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudanese Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim Monday announced the government has begun to deliver humanitarian aid to rebel-held areas in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

Speaking at a workshop on the international standard framework for humanitarian assistance in Khartoum, Ibrahim said the government has accepted the US proposal to allow humanitarian access to the Two Areas but the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPL-M) rejected it.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 5.5 million
Total children (<18) in need: 2.6 million
Total people to be reached in 2018: 2.48 million
Total children to be reached in 2018: 1.13 million

25 Sep 2018 description

El Fasher, 24 September 2018 – A joint team comprising the African Union - United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) is currently providing emergency assistance to people affected by mudslides in Wadi Tuliba and Tagulei villages, East Jebel Marra, South Darfur.

Following an assessment of the humanitarian situation in the affected area, the team has confirmed that 16 people died as a result of the mudslides in early September.

24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- Educational supplies and recreational kits for 1,250 children were provided to children and adolescents in South Sudanese Refugee settlement in Khartoum to respond to the educational needs.
- 13,700 children (5,480 boys, and 8,220 girls) from the flood-affected areas in Al-Nuhood locality in West Kordofan state received Psychological support services (PSS).

24 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The third and final phase of the exit strategy of the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) would be completed within two years, said Sudan’s Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani al-Na’im.

In press statements on Saturday, al-Nai’m pointed out that Darfur’s five states became safe and it is now hosting large numbers of refugees from other countries.

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

Drugs shortages persist for refugee camp clinics in White Nile State.

Flash flooding destroys refugee and host community homes in El Meiram, West Kordofan.

Inter-agency response plan for Khartoum’s ‘Open Areas’ launched in August.

Population Update

20 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Heavy rains and flash floods have affected over 142,000 people across Sudan.

• About 170,000 vulnerable people in the Abyei Area need humanitarian assistance, UN agencies and partners report.

• Better procurement and supply chain management in Sudan is key to adequate health service delivery.

• Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates $20 million to Sudan to bridge humanitarian financing gaps.

FIGURES 2018

# people in need in Sudan (2018 HNO) 5.5 million

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.

18 Sep 2018 description

The inter-agency Response Plan is costed at $20M for a 9-month response period, and targets 57,700 South Sudanese refugees and their host communities across 9 ‘open area’ settlements in Khartoum. The Plan is led by 12 Appeal Partners, and is supported by an additional 10 operational response partners. The Response Plan adopts a multi-sectoral, area-based approach and seeks to support refugees’ capacity for self-reliance. Implementation will be guided by a participatory approach.