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06 Sep 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 4 Sep 2015 19:47 GMT

By Tom Esslemont

LONDON, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 16-year-old Alem fled his home country, Eritrea, in February of this year he never imagined he would be heading for a new life in Britain.

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24 Apr 2015 description
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LONDON, April 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Eritrean migrants waiting in Libya to make the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Italy have spoken of the terrible conditions they face, going hungry and witnessing others being beaten and raped by smugglers.

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21 Oct 2014 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:50 GMT
Author: Chris Arsenault

ROME, Oct 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Sahel region's ability to produce food is not keeping pace with its growing population, and global warming will only exacerbate the imbalance, according to a new study.

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28 Feb 2013 description
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By Katie Nguyen

LONDON (AlertNet) - The United States, Britain and Australia must urgently address the humanitarian crisis in Sudan's South Kordofan and Blue Nile states which risk suffering a man-made famine, a coalition of 98 politicians has said.

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31 Jan 2013 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (AlertNet) - Eritrean refugees in Sudan are living in fear of further attacks after several were kidnapped last week from the Shagarab camp complex, 70km west of the Eritrean border, rights groups say.

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18 Jan 2013 description
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NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Malnutrition rates in Sudan’s war-torn border states have doubled to 30 percent as starving people, denied humanitarian aid, eat just one meal every three days, activists said on Friday as they urged the African Union (AU) to launch an inquiry into what they called “crimes against humanity”.

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14 Nov 2012 description
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NAIROBI (AlertNet) – The death toll from a yellow fever outbreak in west Sudan hit 107 on Tuesday and a medical expert, noting that mass vaccination is not scheduled to begin until next month, warned of a “pending catastrophe” if the disease spreads beyond Darfur.

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09 Nov 2012 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Everyone’s pockets are empty – from the Sudanese government to the Western nations who bankroll the world’s largest peacekeeping mission in Darfur – making peace in the troubled region even harder to achieve, experts say.

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01 Nov 2012 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing to vaccinate millions of people in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region to stem an outbreak of yellow fever that has led to 84 suspected cases, including 32 deaths, since the first week of October.

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21 Sep 2012 description
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By Megan Rowling

LONDON (AlertNet) - Tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees sheltering in camps in South Sudan's Maban county face a major outbreak of water-borne diseases due to flooding and shortages of clean drinking water, aid agencies warn.

Oxfam said on Friday that at least 16 refugees have died of hepatitis E in the past few weeks, and aid workers fear the figure could rise in the coming months.

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25 Jun 2012 description
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By Drazen Jorgic

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Sudanese refugees who are stranded in South Sudan with almost no water will start dying in large numbers unless aid agencies respond immediately to what is now a “full blown emergency”, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has warned.

Some 16,000 people are camped along a dirt road in Upper Nile State after fleeing fighting between the army and rebels in neighbouring Sudan. MSF said they would run out of water in eight days.

Aid workers say refugees in the region are already dying of dehydration and diarrhoea.

23 May 2012 description
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By Eric Reeves

The northern Sudanese border states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan are on the verge of catastrophic human destruction.

This should not come as a surprise. For many months now warnings of famine, and diseases consequent upon malnutrition, have become increasingly urgent.

18 May 2012 description
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By World Vision - East Africa / Geoffrey Kalebbo Denye

Children run and play as the skies above Leer airstrip in Unity State of South Sudan rumble. The clouds swell, it slowly gets grey and the sun retreats. Many children in the conflict prone border areas would not sing for the rain to go away. Roads drink the rains and get overly soggy and impassable, which helps quiet the drums of war. In these places it rains peace.

30 Apr 2012 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Half a million South Sudanese are stranded in Sudan, where they moved many years ago to escape the war back home. They don’t have the necessary papers to legitimise their stay or to return to the newly independent South Sudan.

The African Union has called for the situation to be urgently resolved. “The southern citizens in the north have become not only de facto stateless, but are extremely vulnerable,” it said in a statement last week.

25 Apr 2012 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI, April 25 (AlertNet) - The United Nations will open a new refugee camp in northern Kenya to shelter a possible influx of Sudanese and South Sudanese fleeing escalating conflict between their two countries.

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27 Feb 2012 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Increasing numbers of Sudanese and South Sudanese are fleeing to Kenya due to fighting and economic crisis, according to the United Nations.

Some 230 refugees are arriving at Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp, near the South Sudanese border, each week.

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22 Feb 2012 description
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By Emma Batha

LONDON (AlertNet) - Aid agencies have called on Sudan to urgently extend a looming deadline for up to 700,000 southern Sudanese to quit the country, with one rights group warning it could create a “logistical nightmare and humanitarian catastrophe”.

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15 Feb 2012 description
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By Katy Migiro

Experts warn that a quarter of a million Sudanese could be on the brink of famine by March. War between the government and rebels in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states means that few humanitarian agencies can gain access to those at risk.

Some 140,000 refugees have crossed into neighbouring South Sudan and Ethiopia, and the United Nations (U.N.) warns this figure could reach 500,000 in the coming months.

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01 Feb 2012 description
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By Astrid Zweynert

LONDON (AlertNet) – The sell-off of prime land to buyers hungry for the developing world’s natural resources risks sparking civil unrest unless governments and investors recognise the customary rights of millions of people who have toiled these areas for centuries, land rights experts said on Wednesday.

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06 Oct 2011 description
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JULUD, Sudan (AlertNet) - Deep in Sudan's troubled Nuba Mountains, Mukwar Salob, a 65-year-old farmer, has been unable to plant.

Like many of the most vulnerable in this volatile area bordering newly independent South Sudan, Salob has spent his days trying to evade the Sudanese army's bomb and artillery attacks, and his nights seeking refuge in caves with women, children and other older people.