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22 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Cholera has reportedly reappeared in Sinkat in Sudan’s Red Sea state amid tight secrecy from the authorities, who continue to refuse to declare a cholera epidemic.

Journalist Osman Hashim told Radio Dabanga that three deaths have been reported in the city's districts on Monday and Tuesday, while three more people were in hospital on Wednesday.

He said that the residents throughout the city have launched clean-up and spraying campaigns to reduce the incidences of the disease.

He attributed the emergence of cholera cases in Sinkat to water pollution.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

At least 24 people have died of cholera across Darfur this week, with reports continuing to reach Radio Dabanga of new infections in the region.

Eight people died of cholera and 13 others have been infected in Murnei locality of West Darfur until Tuesday.

A sheikh from camp Murnei for displaced persons told Radio Dabanga that five deaths occurred after the patients were transferred to the camp’s isolation centre on Saturday, while another three died on Sunday.

19 Sep 2017 description
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Khartoum, 19 September 2017. The humanitarian community in Sudan is deeply concerned about the impact of the lack of funding for the Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017 on the well-being of millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, thanks donors for their continued generosity towards those in need in Sudan and urges that funding be stepped up to ensure people in need receive the life-saving assistance they urgently require.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

One person died of cholera, while two others were taken to the isolation centre in Nierteti Hospital in Central Darfur on Monday. Another person died in a camp near Nyala.

On Monday, a medical source in Nierteti Hospital told Radio Dabanga that the number of hospitalised cases at the isolation centre was 13 people.

A displaced person succumbed to cholera at El Salam camp, south of Nyala. Four others were taken to the cholera medical isolation centre in the capital city of South Darfur.

18 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) in the hardest hit White Nile State is now on a downward trend but the outbreak still continues to affect all 18 states. UNICEF reached more than 3.7 million people in AWD affected and at risk areas with improved purified drinking water through continued chlorination of more than 1,300 water sources in nine affected states.

18 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Seven new cholera cases were recorded in the camps for the displaced near Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, over the weekend. The isolation centre in Nierteti received four new patients. Cholera is spreading again in eastern Sudan’s Sennar. Hundreds of people have reportedly been infected with Hepatitis B in Blue Nile state’s Geissan.

El Shafee Abdallah, Coordinator of the Central Darfur camps for the displaced told Radio Dabanga that two new cases of cholera were recorded in Khamsa Dagayeg camp on Friday, and five in Hamidiya camp on Friday and Saturday.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two cases of cholera appeared in Khartoum North, after the capital of Sudan witnessed a relatively low infection rate for several weeks. The isolation centre in the Nierteti Hospital recorded six new cases in the past two days.

The cholera victims came from Teibat El Ahamda district this weekend and have been taken to the local emergency room, a volunteer reported to Radio Dabanga.

“The emergence of new cases may be a result of the accumulation of rainwater and dirt, and the environmental degradation in the district because of poor drainage.”

13 Sep 2017 description

OVERVIEW

During the first eight months of 2017, the Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocated a total of almost $22 million through the first allocation and the Reserve for Emergencies.

12 Sep 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 11, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Minister of Health Bahar Idris Abu Garda Monday said the “Acute Watery Diarrhoea” (AWD) cases in east Jebel Marra area, South Darfur state have declined significantly, pointing that the daily average of incidents falls between 4 to 5 cases.

Last week, the government of South Darfur set up a high-level body to work alongside the state health ministry’s emergency committee to tackle the AWD that has hit large parts of the state.

10 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

At least 18 cholera patients died in Darfur and Blue Nile state last week. Dozens of new cases were recorded.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a sheikh reported from Murnei in West Darfur that six people died of cholera at the Murnei camp for the displaced on Wednesday. Three passed away on Friday.

The camp's isolation centre received 11 new cases on Friday. Eight of them are camp residents, three from the neighbouring villages. The total number of patients being treated at the centre was 28 on Friday.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Four people died of cholera in the hospital in Garsila, Central Darfur, from Tuesday to Thursday. In South Kordofan volunteers said that the hospital runs out of medicines for the increasing number of cases in El Abassiya.

In the hospital in Garsila locality and Um Kheir in Wadi Saleh, four people died and 18 people were infected from Tuesday to Thursday. Medical sources reported to Radio Dabanga that the isolation centre in Garsila Hospital recorded one death on Tuesday and received five new cases during the past three days.

08 Sep 2017 description

Increased influx of new arrivals to South Darfur continues in August.

Acute watery diarrhea outbreaks in White Nile and East Darfur refugee camps have been contained.

Biometric registration in El Meiram, West Kordofan completed, with registration now underway in Kharasana.

  • 5,846 Total new arrivals in August 2017

  • 182,100 Total new arrivals in 2017 so far

  • 459,811 South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Sudan since December 2013.

07 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Eight people died of cholera at Dauo and Fina areas of Darfur’s East Jebel Marra on Monday and Tuesday, while a medical isolation centre in the area recorded more than 150 cases from Saturday to Tuesday, volunteers working in East Jebel Marra reported to Radio Dabanga. This was confirmed by doctors related to the Ministry of Health in South Darfur.

07 Sep 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 6, 2017 (NYALA) - The government of South Darfur has set up a high-level body to work alongside the state health ministry’s emergency committee to tackle the "Acute Watery Diarrhoea" (AWD) that has hit large parts of the state.

Sudanese health authorities refuse to declare a suspected outbreak of cholera an epidemic despite the death of 657 people and infection of 30762 others since August 2016 when it appeared in the Blue Nile state.

They insist that the disease is the Acute Watery Diarrhoea.

05 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Thirteen people died of cholera in a district of Nyala, medical sources reported on Sunday. One of the nearby camps for displaced people is treating “dozens of infected people”.

The medics and medical volunteers in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, reported the deaths of 13 people and the infection of 91 people in El Wehda district in the southern part of the city.

05 Sep 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 4, 2017 (EL-FASHER) - A member of the North Darfur Legislative Council urged the state ministry of health to diagnose cases similar to the watery diarrhoea epidemic appeared at El-Fasher Teaching Hospital.

MP Suleiman Mukhtar Musa told Sudan Tribune on Monday he noted the presence of a large number of patients suffering from diarrhoea. when he went to the hospital with a patient.

"But so far, they have not confirmed whether the diarrhoea is a watery diarrhoea or not ... Unfortunately, there are at least 11 critical cases," he added.

04 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Murnei camp in West Darfur recorded six deaths over the last days, and 13 new cases of cholera. Isolation wards in Central Darfur recorded three deaths over the weekend, and reports re-emerged from El Roseires locality in Blue Nile.

A sheikh in Murnei camp for displaced people told Radio Dabanga that by Sunday, a total of 22 patients were admitted to the camp's isolation ward. From Sunday 27 August until last Thursday, 17 people reportedly succumbed to cholera.