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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.

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.

18 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The government of Sennar state has announced the collapse of 2,000 houses, the destruction of more than 6,000 acres of agricultural crops, the flooding of large tracts of horticulture and the closure of the eastern road linking the east with the west because of the flooding of El Dindir river.

A number of residents who spoke to Radio Dabanga have expressed concern that more houses could collapse because of the flood as El Dindir river has completely burst its banks.

16 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

People in the camps for the displaced in North Darfur complain of the spread of malaria.

“There is no home free of malaria in Zamzam camp,” a community leader reported to Radio Dabanga. “The same is true for the camps of Abu Shouk, Tawila, Kassab, Fata Borno, and Kabkabiya.”

The sheikh said that the disease, spread by mosquitoes “appears to be more widespread than during the last rainy seasons”.

He added that most displaced people cannot afford to buy medicines anymore. “With these soaring food prices, we have hardly money enough to buy food.”

14 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Kassala State Governor Adam Jamaa has acknowledged the death of seven people caused by chikungunya fever. More than 6,000 people have been infected in the recently confirmed outbreak of the virus.

Jamaa made his statements to the press. On Monday the emergency department at the federal Ministry of Health already reported that there are 6,250 cases of chikungunya in Sudan’s northeastern state.

12 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Heavy rainfall in various parts of Sudan on Sunday and Monday caused the death of a woman in the Kabkabiya camp for the displaced in North Darfur. Hundreds of shelters collapsed. More than 9,000 houses were destroyed in the eastern part of the country.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a Kabkabiya camp sheikh reported that died and three others were injured during torrential rains in Kabkabiya on Monday. At least 460 camp homes were destroyed.

“Hundreds of families have lost all their belongings, including stored sorghum and other food,” he said.

12 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Twenty people died, at least 50 others were injured, and six went missing in Togoli village in South Darfur’s Kass locality in a landslide following heavy rainfall.

Torrential rains on September 6 caused a rockslide from a mountain near Togoli, killing 20 people and injuring 50 people. Six others went missing, the Shura [consultative] Council of the Fur tribe reported in a statement on Tuesday.

The council appealed to the authorities and humanitarian organisations to intervene and help the affected villagers.

11 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The federal Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of the virus chikunguya in Kassala state, two weeks after the first reports about the mosquito-borne fever appeared on the news.

The head of the emergency department at the ministry, Dr Leila Hamad El Nil, said that there are 6,250 cases of chikungunya in Sudan’s northeastern state on Monday.

She pointed out that most cases have been recorded in Kassala, the state capital, and the rest is mainly centred in the areas of western El Gash, and some districts of eastern El Gash.

11 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The torrential rains in Niereteti in Central Darfur have left two people dead, more than 700 homes destroyed, and extensive damage to property and food supplies. Damage has been reported from across Darfur and Sudan’s Northern state.

One of the sheikhs reported to Radio Dabanga that the rains on Saturday, which has lasted for three hours, caused two people to drown in one of the lagoons at Niereteti. At least 700 homes have collapsed in the city and the surrounding camps for the displaced.

10 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Kassala state is hit by a chikungunya epidemic. People in central El Gedaref complain about an increase of Kala Azar cases.

A health source reported to Radio Dabanga from Kassala that the chikungunya virus*, locally known as kankasha, is spreading in an unprecedented manner.

“You find patients in each and every home in Kassala,” he said. “The health centres and clinics in the state are overcrowded.”

10 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two young people drowned in the Manga valley in Central Darfur’s Bindisi on Friday. Hundreds of homes were destroyed by torrential rains on Thursday and Friday. Heavy rains and floods isolated 21 villages in El Gedaref.

The torrents caused the valleys in the areas of Bindisi and Mukjar to flood.

A listener told Radio Dabanga from Bindisi that a 12-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man were swept away by the floods on Friday when they attempted to cross the valley.

06 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

September 5 - 2018 KHARTOUM

In advance of the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, more than 30 civil society organisations (CSOs) have called on the members of the council to adopt a strong monitoring and reporting mandate on Sudan.

05 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad protest the suspension of food rations since early August.

Sheikh Yahya Adam Nadeef, head of the Congo camp for Darfur refugees in eastern Chad told Radio Dabanga that the Chadian organisation responsible for the distribution of food decided to divide the camp residents into three categories: capable, medium and vulnerable.

“They then announced that only the medium and the weak would receive food rations, but the refugees opposed the change, saying that they all are vulnerable and need support.”

05 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Rains and floods that swept through the localities El Rahad, El Mafaza and El Faw in El Gedaref state have completely flooded ten villages and damaged 42 villages, farms and orchards.

The speaker of El Gedaref legislative council, Mohamed Abdallah El Mardi, said the losses have been estimated at SDG 300 billion, pointing out that most of the families are living in the open without shelter.

04 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The residents of Sudan’s El Gedaref state who were affected by floods and torrents of El Rahad river in El Khashkhasa and El Mafaza are living in the open in need of assistance. They have called on the state government and the local and foreign organisations to provide relief and shelter materials to them.

04 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Floods have washed away roads in El Gedaref state in south-east Sudan. The accumulated rainwater has also isolated a number of villages in southern El Gedaref.

On Thursday morning, the floods washed away El Hawata-El Mafaza main road which connects El Hawata with El Gedaref town.

A number of residents from El Hawata told Radio Dabanga that the town “is completely isolated from the rest of the state”. They pointed out that passenger and cargo vehicles have been unable to enter or leave El Hawata.

31 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two men were shot dead by unknown gunmen on the way to their camp for displaced people in Zalingei, Central Darfur on Wednesday. A woman was shot on her farm in North Darfur on Thursday.

Abakar Omar Abakar and Isameldin Haroun lived in Hasahisa camp, the coordinator of Central Darfur camps told Radio Dabanga. Coordinator El Shafi Abdallah reported that gunmen opened fire on the men while they were on their way from Zalingei to Hasahisa, and killed them instantly.

31 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Floods and torrents at El Wakhaim village of Um Baru locality in North Darfur have destroyed 150 houses, 50 shops, and caused the death of 1,000 livestock.

One of the victims told Radio Dabanga that the floods swept-away the entire village market and the only water tank in the area, leaving dozens of families in the open.

He said the losses have been estimated at millions of Pounds including property, goods and livestock.

Sennar

Floods have swept Wad Habawiya village and the surroundings of west of El Dindir rural areas in Sennar state.

28 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Seven people have been infected with severe diarrhoea at Abu Jubeiha in South Kordofan. The infection believed to be acute watery diarrhoea, is often caused by cholera.

A health source reported to Radio Dabanga that Abu Jubeiha hospital has received seven cases of the disease during the past two days.

Patients in Um Rawaba in North Kordofan have complained of lack of treatment and health care at the town’s health centres due to lack of doctors.

27 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The residents of Kassala have complained of the spread of unidentified fevers west and east of the city. Doctors from Kassala have confirmed to Radio Dabanga the spread of the disease in various districts and the escalation of their rates.

They have explained that the symptoms are difficult movement of the feet, the infection is transmitted by mosquitoes and that the patients receive treatment in their homes without hospitalisation for fear of the spread of infection.