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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.

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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.

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.