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20 Oct 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

The security authorities in North Darfur announced that a number of unmanned aircraft equipped with cameras have been brought-in to monitor and detect caches of weapons hidden underground, and to coordinate and engage in the framework of the implementation of weapons collection.

The Commissioner of El Fasher locality, El Tijani Abdallah Saleh, confirmed that his locality will deal “with all force and deterrence with anyone driving an unlicensed vehicle in El Fasher.

19 Oct 2017 description

Abyei, 19 October 2017 -- The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) today, launched an environmental cleaning campaign in Abyei town under the caption “A clean environment for today and for generations to come”, organized by the UNPOL, in collaboration with the Strategic Communication and Public Information Section and the Force HQs Civil-Military Coordination Section, as part of activities marking this year’s week-long United Nations Day, 24 October.

19 Oct 2017 description

Yesterday, around 30 Hakamas and 10 key influential community leaders and native administrators in North Darfur have participated in a two day community outreach peace forum facilitated by both UNAMID Civil Affairs and UNDP.

The forum aimed at supporting a culture of peace involving mediating intercommunal disputes and promoting inter-communal peaceful coexistence, enhancement of dialogue and strengthening the social fabrics in North Darfur through the active engagement of women.

19 Oct 2017 description

On 11 October 2017, UNDP Sudan, and State Partners successfully concluded a regional launch of the United Nations Security Council Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security (UNSCR 2250) in Darfur under the auspices of its youth flagship project – The Youth Volunteers Supporting Peace and Recovery in Darfur Project (YoVoReD).

18 Oct 2017 description

Abyei, 18 October 2017 -- The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) is deeply concerned about the recent spate of attacks on civilians within Abyei Area which has resulted in the loss of innocent civilians lives.

18 Oct 2017 description

Needs Analysis
- During the 3rd quarter of the year, response to newly displaced populations continued, and with increased access to areas in Jebel Marra and South Kordofan state, sector partners were able to conduct assessments to identify ES/NFI needs of populations that had received no assistance for a number of years.
- With more stability observed in many parts of Darfur, the number of returnees also continued to increase, both IDPs and refugees from across the border in Chad.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

East Darfur has seen a surge in malaria cases. The hospital in the state capital receives between 50 to 70 cases each day.

On Monday, a medical source at Ed Daein Hospital told Radio Dabanga that 50 to 70 new malaria victims visit the hospital on a daily basis. “Let alone the number of malaria patients in other clinics in the state.”

A doctor at the Ed Daein emergency department reported that the there are cases of normal type malaria, in addition to cases of cerebral malaria that affects the brain. “Of this type we receive between 10 to 12 cases a day.”

17 Oct 2017 description

On 15 October 2017, UNAMID officially handed over its team site in Tulus, South Darfur, to the Government of Sudan.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 16, 2017 (EL-FASHER) - The former rebel group Sudan Liberation Movement led by Nour al-Din Zorgi (SLM-Zorgi) has suspended the peace accord signed with the government of North Darfur in protest against the slow pace of implementation of the agreement.

In February 2016, Sudanese government signed a peace deal with breakaway commanders from Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel-Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) including Nour al-Din Zorgi and Salih Adam Ishag allowing them to join Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).

16 Oct 2017 description

On 12 October 2017, UNAMID Human Rights Section, in collaboration with the Office of the General Prosecutor for Darfur Crimes, concluded a two-day workshop on the role of transitional and criminal justice in achieving peace. The workshop was held in El Fasher, North Darfur. Some 30 participants, including prosecutors, judges, police, lawyers, civil society organizations and representatives of transitional justice mechanisms attended the event.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 15, 2017 (EL-FASHER) - The locality of El-Fasher, North Darfur capital said next Thursday would be the last day for the voluntary handover of illegal arms before the start of the forcible collection of weapons.

The commissioner of El-Fasher locality Al-Tijani Abdallah Salih Sunday told reporters that they have assigned three centres for the voluntary handover of weapons within the locality.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Dozens of Sudanese families refugees in Chad have recently returned to West Darfur state, announced the commissioner for voluntary return on Sunday

Darfur Commissioner for Voluntary Return, Taj al-din Ibrahim al-Tahir, said dozens of families that were in eastern Chad returned and resettled to Beida area in the state of West Darfur.

Al-Tahir said the Office of Voluntary Return is working in coordination with the state authorities to provide the needed support to the returnees.

15 Oct 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 14, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - An Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) outbreak in Sudan has killed 800 people since a year ago, according to the latest update from WHO and the Sudanese ministry of health.

The Sudanese government denies a cholera epidemic and insists that it is an infection spread through contaminated food, drinking water, or person-to-person as a result of poor hygiene.

According to the WHO, the Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water that is contaminated with bacterium Vibrio cholera.

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Flooding causes at least 24 deaths, affects approximately 100,000 people across Sudan

• 2017 HRP receives only 38 percent of requested funding

• An estimated 105,000 people need humanitarian assistance in a newlyaccessible area of Jebel Marra

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF continues to deliver lifesaving integrated interventions in Jebel Marra: In September, 163 severely acutely malnourished (SAM) children in West Jebel Marra were admitted for treatment In addition, UNICEF provided medical treatment for common childhood illnesses to 478 children under five years of age from West, North and Central Jebel Marra through support to community health workers, and provision of measles vaccines to 2,378 children under two years old.

11 Oct 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• UN Country Team welcomes the lifting of US economic sanctions against Sudan.

• In West Darfur, over 13,000 return to their home areas in Sirba and Kulbus localities.

• October harvests will maintain or improve acute food insecurity to Minimal or Stressed levels between October 2017 and January 2018 - FEWS NET.

• AWD cases have reached over 35,000—including 800 related deaths.

FIGURES 2017

No. people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO) - 4.8 million