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21 Dec 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The streets of towns and cities across Sudan have seen widespread public protests for the third consecutive day. At least six civilians have died and dozens injured as police and security forces reacted with live ammunition. A State of Emergency has been declared in El Gedaref.

Today, demonstrations extended to include a number of towns in El Gedaref, Port Sudan, Kosti, El Obeid, Wad Madani, and Dongola. Protests continue in Atbara, Sennar, Karima, Berber, Al Bauka, and Al Rebediya in River Nile State, as well as several areas in Khartoum state.

19 Dec 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Second Vice-President Osman Kibir ordered state governors in Darfur and all other states to return any land of people who have been displaced by war and now willing to return, to their rightful owners by force.

18 Dec 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Governor of Central Darfur, Mohamed Jadelsid, spoke to journalists in Zalingei on Saturday about the situation of displaced people living in state camps, offering three solutions.

He said that the first option for those who want to integrate into their current city will be offered a certificate of ownership of a piece of land, of which there are 8,000-9,000 available.

05 Dec 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Militiamen torched a mosque which people were building in a village in Kutum locality in North Darfur on Friday, in disapproval against the return of displaced people.

The building in Labous village was being constructed by a group of people, including some displaced, in advance of the return of other displaced people from Kassab and Fata Borno camps.

03 Dec 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The governor of North Darfur announced that 152,797 displaced people have returned to their villages of origin. Camps where displaced people have been living will be renamed to districts and towns.

Governor El Sharif Samouh told state parliament that the total number of displaced people in North Darfur camps nows totals 327,031. He did not mention in which time period the reported 152,797 people have left the camps.

26 Nov 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sudanese refugees in camp Touloum in eastern Chad have refused to be classified into three categories with regard to eligibility for food assistance.

In a memorandum submitted to a delegation of international and local organisations that visited the refugee camp on Thursday, they explained that the organisation responsible for food distribution has classified the refugees into three categories according to eligibility for food assistance, and printed red, yellow and green cards under that classification.

21 Nov 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

A displaced woman farmer was killed on Sunday when an aircraft of the Sudanese Air Force launched a bombardment on the areas east of Nierteti in Central Darfur.

Farmers reported that the air force bombed the areas near Kutrum, three kilometres east of Nierteti, killing a displaced woman who had returned to the area for farming.

They said the air force also bombed the villages of Kuweila, Berbera, Beringo, and Kody in Jebel Marra, however there are no reports of casualties.

19 Nov 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

21 residents of Sortony camp for the displaced in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, who were detained four months ago, are still being held.

El Shafee Abdallah, the coordinator of Central Darfur camps, told Radio Dabanga that on August 12, a joint force of Rapid Support Force (RSF) militiamen and a breakaway rebel group led by El Sadig Fakka detained 21 displaced people and moved them to the notorious Shala prison in El Fasher. The detainees include three teachers and five secondary school students, who have not been charged or brought to trial so far.

19 Nov 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

On Thursday, a delegation from the South Darfur Ministry of Health and the World Vision organisation inspected Otash camp for the displaced in Nyala, capital of South Darfur. The delegation held a meeting with the camp head and committees on the deteriorating environmental health and the collapse and fullness of latrines.

One of the sheikhs told Radio Dabanga that the Ministry of Health and the World Vision organisation decided to maintain and build new latrines, in addition to providing blankets and hygiene equipment.

Deaths

13 Nov 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Community leaders in Nyala's Otash camp for displaced people reported that more than 200 people died because of disease and a lack of food in the past three months.

Sheikhs and omdas in Otash camp, South Darfur, conducted a survey which indicated that 284 people, mostly elderly and children, died in the past three months. Results pointed out that causes of death included a deterioration in health and hygiene following the collapse of toilets.

One of the sheikhs told Radio Dabanga that also malnutrition and diseases were reported causes of death.

05 Nov 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Governor (Wali) of North Darfur, Sharif Samouh, has announced plans for the three camps of El Fasher for displaced people – Abu Shouk, El Salam, and Zamzam – to be turned into fully serviced residential districts.

The governor's announcement came during a consultative meeting that included a number of administrative and native leaderships for the three camps, in addition to the director of the state security and intelligence services, the representative of the Rapid Support Forces commander, and the humanitarian aid coordinator.

02 Nov 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Floods resulting from heavy rains in Red Sea state have killed four people in Tokar on Thursday. The road between Tokar and Port Sudan has been cut off.

The commission of Tokar, Mekki Abdallah, has announced that authorities will form an operations team to monitor the situation.

Torrential rains that started on Wednesday last week are still continuing and hindering life in a number of places in Red Sea state. Last week a young man drowned in the eastern part of Port Sudan.

28 Oct 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

One man died and five others were wounded in major floods that have ravaged parts of Port Sudan, capital of Red Sea state.

The torrential rains and ensuing floods that started on Wednesday evening are still continuing and hindering life in a number of places in Red Sea state.

A listener told Radio Dabanga that a young man drowned in the eastern part of Port Sudan. Five others sustained injuries when they attempted to cross streets in the city and were swept away by floods.

Health hazards

28 Oct 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Heavy rainfall swept through parts of Red Sea state and caused damage to houses and property on Wednesday evening. Farming fields are severely affected.

Residents in Port Sudan said that the rains and floods have paralysed the city. A number of eastern and western districts of the city have been flooded and damaged.

Outside of the city, the torrents hit Arbaat, north of Port Sudan, and the area of Shidyab in Haya locality. The reportedly “major damage” to houses and properties has not yet been assessed.

18 Oct 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

A group of herders bound and beat a number of displaced people from Murnei camp in West Darfur on Monday, and caused serious injuries to four of them.

One of the sheikhs of the camp reported to Radio Dabanga that on Monday a group of herders attacked displaced people while they were collecting firewood north of the camp. The men allegedly bound them at gunpoint, and then proceeded to beat and torture them for the entire day, only releasing them on Tuesday.

30 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Sudanese government Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) has approved a UN initiative to deliver humanitarian aid to people living in rebel-controlled areas in the Two Areas (South Kordofan and Blue Nile states).

Humanitarian Aid Commissioner-General Ahmed Mohamed Adam said in a press conference in Khartoum on Thursday that the UN World Food Programme (WFP) office in Sudan will coordinate the provision of aid with the government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) if the latter agrees.

30 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

At least 40 people died of chikungunya fever in eastern Sudan’s Kassala last week. Security officers stopped blood donated by people in El Gezira from reaching Kassala. Three chikungunya cases were reported in Northern State.

On Thursday, a young girl died of the mosquito-borne disease in Kassala Hospital, a medical source told Radio Dabanga.

He said she was the 40th patient who died in Kassala town last week.

26 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The chikungunya epidemic is now spreading in the rural areas of Kassala locality, multiple sources told Radio Dabanga.

They severely criticised the Governor of Kassala, Adam Jamaa, for denying that people died of the mosquito-borne disease.

“At least 25 chikungunya patients reportedly died in Kassala during the past three days,” a listener reported. “The El Hassan and El Hussein cemetery east of Kassala and the graveyard west of El Gash are daily witnessing burials of chikungunya victims.”

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.