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November 30, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) on Saturday said the African Union mediation would call to resume talks in December on the conflict of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, expressing its commitment to comprehensive approach.
In a short statement from London where he arrived, the SPLM-N secretary general and chief negotiator Yasir Arman said they learnt that the African Union High Level Implementation (AUHIP) would invite the Sudanese government and the rebel movement to meet in Addis Ababa in December.
"It came to our attention from international parties that the (AUHIP) headed by the former South African president Thabo Mbeki will call the SPLM and the Sudanese government for a new round of negotiations in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2046", Arman said.
The talks will begin on 11 and will end on 15 of December, he further said.
The rebel leader said their priority in any discussions with the Sudanese government will remain the humanitarian situation in the rebel held areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
"The international community and the African Union have to realise that this regime uses the negotiating platforms for manoeuvring and public relations operations, he stressed.
Arman reiterated their call for a comprehensive process including all the rebel groups members of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) emphasising that "the SPLM-N will only accept a comprehensive solution leading to (regime) change".
A big rebel delegation including the leaders of all the SRF groups toured several European countries seeking the international support for holistic proces which should lead to a transitional government and general elections after the adoption of a new constitution.
Sudanese government officials recently announced their readiness to discuss a peaceful settlement for the conflict in the Two Areas but refuse the rebel demand for comprehensive talks.
The international community supports calls by the African Union for the two parties to engage discussions on the humanitarian and political issues in the two states.
The stalemate between the two parties prevented UN agencies from conducting a polio and a measles vaccination campaigns in the rebel controlled areas.
It is not clear if the mediation intends to dedicate the upcoming round of talks only to the vaccination campaigns or will include the issues of peace and war.
The UN agencies decried the failure of the two Sudanese parties to reach a cessation of hostilities enabling them to carry out the polio campaign initially scheduled for the 5th of November.
On 14 November, Sudanese humanitarian commissioner Suleiman Abdel-Rahman announced that a new polio vaccination campaign will be organised next December in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
UN Security Council President for November, China’s Ambassador Liu Jieyi, told reporters on 11 November they are now considering ways to help ensure that the vaccination campaign goes ahead.
However it is not clear which can of action the 15-member body will take during the French presidency of the Council during the month of December. It is reported that the Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti intended to visit Paris during the upcoming days.
Agrafer les marchés alimentaires en Afrique de l'Est: Le maïs blanc est la céréale de base principale consommées en Tanzanie, au Kenya et en Ethiopie. En Ouganda, le maïs blanc est cultivé principalement en tant que culture commerciale pour l'exportation dans la région. Le riz importé est un aliment de base majeur pour Djibouti et la Somalie, qui consomment principalement Belem-le riz importé rouge. La Tanzanie est également un producteur majeur et source de riz dans la région tandis que le Kenya et l'Ouganda sont de petits producteurs. Les deux rouges et le sorgho blanc sont produits et consommés dans la région. Ceci est un aliment de base important au Soudan, Djibouti et la Somalie ainsi que dans d'autres zones agricoles marginales de la région. C'est aussi une céréale de substitution chez les pauvres ruraux. Le sorgho rouge est principalement cultivée en Ethiopie, au Soudan et en Somalie, et c’est le type préféré pour les ménages à Djibouti. Les haricots sont une source importante de protéines et d'une culture vivrière complémentaires cultivé dans les zones à fort potentiel agricole du Kenya, en Ouganda, en Tanzanie, au Rwanda, au Burundi et en Ethiopie. Elle est consommée entre les types de ménages. Le maïs et les haricots sont les produits les plus commercialisés dans la région. La banane est l’aliment de base primaire en Ouganda. L'Ouganda est également une source principale de types de cuisine et d'autres bananes commercialisées dans la région surtout dans le Sud-Soudan.
Toutefois, les bananes ne sont pas des échanges presque aussi fortement que le maïs ou les haricots.
November 30, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government has started shipping two thousand tons of corn to South Sudan out of five thousand that were ordered by the presidency in Khartoum last October following the floods that hit the country there.
The Sudanese Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) said in a statement issued Saturday that it communicated with the executive bodies that are to implement the decision after receiving the corn from the strategic reserve and obtaining the necessary exemptions to ship it.
HAC said it supervised the entire process including the conclusion of legal contracts with carriers from the railway, river and land transport as well as getting visas for those involved in moving it.
The statement said the shipping started on Thursday through the port of Kosti to Malakal in Upper Nile state adding that it expects to complete shipping next Thursday at a farewell ceremony attended by HAC commissioner and the ambassador of South Sudan in Khartoum and other officials.
The remaining amount will be transported at a later date using railway, river and road transport to the states of Bahr el Ghazal and Unity.
SHENGIL TOBAYA (29 Nov.) - Ten people were killed in aerial bombardments near Shengil Tobaya and Sharafa in East Jebel Marra. One attack took place a few kilometers from the Unamid compound in Shengil Tobaya, while a group of 15 people was on their way to Shengil Tobaya after a visit to the market of Tabit.
A Sudanese Air Force aircraft appeared around 4pm on Friday, hitting the Toyata Hi-Lux that was transporting the 15 people, at Tangara, 3km west of the Unamid compound in Shengil Tobaya. Seven of them died at the spot and eight were critically wounded. Several of them could not be moved due to their critical injuries.
The relatives of the victims asked Unamid to act quickly and transfer the severely wounded people to a hospital and recover the dead bodies. Yesterday evening it was unclear whether Unamid had helped out.
The victims are Abakir Yagoub Mohamed, Ali Ahmed Abdalla, Mohamed Ali Ahmed, Osman Adam Mohamed and Zahra Ibrahim. Two victims were not identified. The relatives urged UN representatives to intervene and to protect the population against the ongoing aerial bombardments in the area.
Three killed in Sharafa
In a separate incident in North Sharafa in East Jebel Marra, an Antonov 43 bombed three farmers, at about 5.30pm on Friday. The two men and a woman were riding a horse cart from their farm to their homes in Sharafa village. The three farmers and their horses were killed immediately.
The names of the three farmers are Hashim Abakar Mohamed, Mustafa Eisa, and Hanan Saleh Juma.
EL FASHER (29 Nov.) - Three children were killed when they stepped on a bomb or landmine near a site of the Sudan Armed Forces in Khazan Tunjur in East Jebel Marra on Friday morning.
Eyewitnesses told Radio Dabanga that the three children were herding livestock. The young herders hit upon ‘an unidentified object’ which exploded, leaving the three instantly dead. The victims are Daoud Yousef Suleiman (10), Mahmoud Abdallah Mohamed (5) and Hussein Yahya (4).
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KHARTOUM, November 30, 2013 (AFP) - Several people have been reported killed in an air strike in Sudan's volatile Darfur region, international peacekeepers said Saturday.
"UNAMID has received information from local sources that several people were killed by an alleged air strike while travelling from Tabit to Shangil Tobaya," a public information officer from the African Union-UN Mission in Darfur told AFP.
"The mission is working to ascertain the veracity of this incident" on Friday, the official said.
Sudan's military spokesman, Sawarmi Khaled Saad, said no aircraft had been used in that area, although rebels had been active nearby.
"There is no fighting there," he told AFP.
Shangil Tobaya is about 60 kilometres (40 miles) south of the North Darfur state capital El Fasher.
A UN panel of experts reported in February that "aerial bombardment continues to be used on civilian areas and/or to indiscriminately affect civilians" in Darfur, despite government denials.
In a 2005 resolution, the UN Security Council demanded that Sudan cease offensive military flights in Darfur.
Violence has worsened this year in the western region, where the government is battling a 10-year-old rebellion.
But Defence Minister Abdelrahim Mohammed Hussein said in November that violence between tribes has eclipsed rebel activity as the main security threat.
The UNAMID peacekeepers have a mandate to protect civilians in the region.
Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region. This is an important staple in Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia as well as in other marginal agricultural areas of the region. It is also a substitute cereal among the rural poor. Red sorghum is mainly grown in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Somalia, and is the preferred type for households in Djibouti. Beans are an important source of protein and a complementary food crop grown in the high potential agricultural areas of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia. It is consumed across household types. Maize and beans are the most heavily traded commodities in the region. The cooking banana–matoke is the primary staple in Uganda. Uganda is also a main source of cooking and other types of bananas traded in the region especially in Southern Sudan. However, bananas are not traded nearly as heavily as maize or beans.
Establishing effective communication between people receiving humanitarian assistance and those delivering it is crucial in ensuring that people are able to access the help that they need. The humanitarian community in West Darfur has recently rolled out a telephone hotline in an attempt to improve communication and to allow nearly 354,000 displaced people across 38 camps to share their needs and concerns.
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KUTUM (29 Nov .) - Kutum Town in North Darfur is in a permanent state of insecurity due to the absence of police within the city for more than a year. Residents from Kutum told Radio Dabanga that the inability of the army to provide security has allowed militiamen to enter the town robbing people at gunpoint during broad daylight.
Radio Dabanga reported this week about the high number of killings, including that of recent murder of Jaafar Mustafa Hassan, a basic school teacher. He was killed inside his home last Wednesday. The citizens of Kutum told Radio Dabanga that they do not even know where they can file a complaint.
“There is no policeman around. The situation in Kutum is getting worse and worse. What is the government doing about it? They also have to take responsibility for the situation in the Kassab and Fata Barno camps for the displaced,” said a resident of Kutum to Radio Dabanga.
He described how in Kutum militiamen continue to target the displaced people by beating, robbing and raping. He stressed the growing pressure on the people in the camps since they cannot go out anymore to collect firewood and straw. They used to sell these goods at the markets and have lost their income.
Several displaced people say their situation has worsened after organisations reduced food rations.
ABU ZABAD (29 Nov .) - The National Umma Party (NUP) has called on the authorities to fairly investigate the violations committed in the city of Abu Zabad by the government militias, and to halt the war in all parts of Sudan.
Citizens told a delegation of the NUP visiting Abu Zabad in North Kordofan that armed groups surrounded the city and stormed their houses. They believed the groups were affiliated to the ruling regime. But the militias looted the people's properties and attacked, raped and insulted residents. It was only after the attacks that the government lifted these militias from the city during the past few days, the NUP claimed in a statement yesterday.
A citizen reported that “the militias committed atrocities while the Sudan Revolutionary Front treated the citizens well and warned them for their safety.”
The NUP stated that the solution to the problems of Sudan is not military confrontation, but peaceful means and dialogue. The political party warned that the current developments will lead inevitably to civil war and a torn country.
In order to avoid that, the party has called for an immediate halt of the war in all parts of Sudan. Nine out of the 16 original Sudanese states have become war zones, of which five states in Darfur, three in Kordofan and one in Blue Nile. “This means that there are wars ongoing in 56% of the country area,” the NUP noted. “Tensions at the borders of the White Nile State and Abyei make the situation even gloomier.”
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Eastern Africa: Displaced Populations Report (Issue 15, 31 March - 30 September 2013)
Nearly 750,000 people displaced since March 2013
As of September 2013, there were 9,901,158 people displaced in Burundi, (eastern) DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The figures for the displaced population show an increase of 747,185 individuals since the end of March 2013. Of the total displaced population, 2,146,730 are refugees while 7,754,428 are internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people severely affected by conflict. Internal displacement trends in the eastern Africa region are largely driven by internal armed conflicts, inter-communal fighting and insecurity. In addition, the region remains prone to natural disasters, including floods and drought. IDPs arising from natural disasters are however temporary and their figures remain estimates.
DRC, Sudan and Somalia continue to record the highest number of IDPs and persons severely affected by conflict at an estimated 2.7 million, 2.9 million and 1.11 million people, respectively. The IDP population in eastern DRC increased by nearly 170,000 individuals in the last six months, during which the country’s security organs continued to battle rebellion from the M23 group and various armed groups operating in the affected region. The majority of the displaced people are located in North Kivu Province, which is home to 37 per cent (over 1 million people) of the entire IDP population in eastern DRC. Insecurity in DRC has further compelled an estimated 90,000 to flee into Burundi, Uganda, and Rwanda since April.
Somalia has recorded a notable decline in its IDP population since 2007-2012 when the IDP population was estimated at 1.4 to 1.5 million people. The reduction is attributed to improved stability, especially in the south, resulting in reduced new incidents of displacement and facilitated access for verification of displacement data.1 In Sudan, inter-communal hostilities and clashes between Sudanese security forces against armed groups left at least 400,000 people uprooted from their homes across Darfur, North and South Kordofan regions between January and June 2013. More than 1.4 million IDPs continue to receive food assistance in camps in Darfur, while another 1.1 million are displaced or severely affected by fighting in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States, according to estimates from the Government of Sudan and the Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SRRA). The IDP population in Ethiopia has increased by over 100,000 individuals since March, according to the International Office of Migration (IOM). Ethiopia was host to some 416,315 IDPs in September, driven largely by conflict and natural disasters, reports IOM.2 The IDP population figures in Burundi, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda remain largely unchanged as no new verification exercises were undertaken during the reporting period. However, respective governments continued efforts aimed at finding durable solutions for displaced populations.
IOM is appealing for USD 10.5 million to provide emergency return assistance to vulnerable and stranded South Sudanese in Khartoum, Sudan.
In late 2010, during the lead up to the referendum on South Sudan’s independence, thousands of South Sudanese gathered in Khartoum to take advantage of planned return movements organized by the two governments. However, the suspension of those movements in 2011 left 19,700 South Sudanese stranded in what are now referred to as “open” and “mixed” areas.
With no means to return to South Sudan, these stranded individuals have been living in makeshift shelters with limited access to health care, sanitation and other basic services. Conditions in the open areas were further affected by flooding in early August 2013, which damaged numerous shelters and created major concerns for public health. Twelve South Sudanese, including eight members of the same family, were killed during the height of the flooding when their homes collapsed.
Roughly 40 per cent of the total population in the open areas is under the age of 12. Extremely Vulnerable Individuals (EVIs) comprise five per cent of the population, including many pregnant and lactating mothers as well as individuals with chronic illness. Given these significant protection risks and the worsening of conditions in the open areas following the recent flooding, it is imperative that transport assistance is provided to this stranded population.
“The most feasible option to immediately address the urgent, life-saving needs of the population stranded in Khartoum is the provision of safe transport assistance to their final destinations in South Sudan,” says Mario Lito Malanca, IOM Chief of Mission in Sudan.
An agreement was signed between the governments of Sudan and South Sudan in September 2013 expressing mutual concern for the humanitarian situation and confirming support to facilitate the movement of citizens in both countries. However, while both governments have indicated their willingness to address the needs of this vulnerable population, they are unable to fund the transportation costs.
IOM is seeking to support both governments by providing safe transportation to the South Sudanese in Khartoum who want to return to South Sudan. Working together with government and humanitarian partners, IOM will arrange road and river convoys to bring the returnees to their intended final destinations in South Sudan.
Prior to departure, South Sudanese living in the open areas will be provided with sufficient information to make an informed decision about their return. IOM medical staff will screen all passengers for fitness to travel, administer vaccinations and escort the convoys throughout the duration of the journey, while partners will provide nutrition, psychosocial, hygiene and other assistance.
In South Sudan, transit centers will be established and managed in the cities of Juba, Malakal and Wau. IOM will monitor arrivals once they have crossed the border and as they proceed to their final destinations. Returnees will receive assistance packages to support their arrival into South Sudan, as well as onward transportation, if they are unable to reach their final destination independently.
IOM has been involved in the returns of South Sudanese from Sudan since 2005 and to date has provided transport assistance by road, river and air to nearly 175,000 people.
Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, on the killing of two Ministry of Health staff in West Darfur
Khartoum, 29 November 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ali Al-Za’tari, strongly condemns the killing of two Sudanese Ministry of Health staff, a vaccinator and a driver, who were part of a team vaccinating vulnerable children against measles in West Darfur.
“My deepest condolences go to the family and friends of those killed,” said Mr Al-Za’tari. “I call on all parties to ensure the protection of all personnel working to deliver assistance to populations in need throughout Sudan,” he said.
UNICEF and the World Health Organization are helping to ensure that every child in Sudan is getting vaccinated, whoever they are and wherever they live.
SEBUKU (28 Nov.) - Two Sudanese and six Somalis drowned when a boat carrying 66 illegal immigrants sank.
A Sudanese boat passenger reported to Radio Dabanga that on Thursday 66 migrants of various nationalities boarded a boat on the Indonesian island of Sebuku. It was bound for Australia. Each of them had paid $4,000.
Of the 17 Sudanese, two drowned: Mohamed Sharif Nuredda’im (1987) from the area of Disa in North Darfur and Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed (1982) from Blue Nile. Their bodies are still missing.
The Sudanese said they were forced to migrate out of their homeland due to the difficult economic circumstances. He hopes that those responsible at the Sudanese government will help the survivors of the boat, since they are in very difficult circumstances.
TUR (28 Nov.) - Five people were killed and more than 24 injured in an attack by militiamen on a bus en route from Nyala to Zalingei on Thursday afternoon.
An eyewitness told Radio Dabanga that in the area of Tur, militiamen on camels and horses opened fire on a bus belonging to Abu Salah Travel en route from Nyala, the capital of South Darfur to Zalingei, the capital of Central Darfur.
The heavy fire caused the bus to overturn, killing Suad Hassan, from Zalingei, and Adam Omar, a student at the University of Zalingei, and three others. More than 24 passengers were injured. Eight of them were transferred to the hospital of Tor, 16 to the hospital of Nierteti and others to the hospital of Kass.
The witness added of that of the injured transferred to the hospital of Nierteti, 10 have bullet wounds and are in a critical condition. Four of them are in coma.
On 27 November 2013, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Government of Sudan (GoS) police held a strategic workshop in Khartoum on the memorandum of understanding they signed in August 2013. The event, which was aimed at strengthening cooperation, was attended by some 100 police officers from both institutions including GoS police directors-general from the five states of Darfur.
In his opening remarks, UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative Joseph Mutaboba explained that UNAMID Police was assisting in building the capacity of the GoS police in Darfur, including through the promotion of democratic values, rule of law and respect for human rights.
“It is vital that law and order are restored and maintained, and that the police system continues to be an important institution in our efforts to build a society that is based on the rule of law,” Mr. Mutaboba said. “It is therefore imperative that the policing system is properly planned and strengthened in order to enable it to respond to the demands of the community.”
The occasion was graced by the Minister of Interior, Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamed. He said that the goal was to achieve peace and stability in Darfur and that the role of UNAMID was to help in achieving this. “Peace would not be realized by increasing military and police troop numbers, but through making peace a culture,” he stated.
UNAMID Police Commissioner Hester Paneras emphasized the importance of the signing of the first memorandum of understanding between UNAMID and GoS police. “If UNAMID and its partner, GoS police, work together they can truly make positive change happen for the sake of the Darfuris,” she said.
Other high level officials present at the opening of this event were the Inspector General of the Sudanese police, UNAMID Force Commander and the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan.
During the workshop, participants discussed the importance of enhancing the capacity-building of GoS police, protection of communities in Darfur, including the internally displaced people, and the effective cooperation and coordination of community policing initiatives. Various challenges, such as limited access to some areas by both parties, were also discussed.
The outcome document of this workshop will form a basis for a joint strategy incorporating short, medium and long term activities.
November 27, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan and South Sudan members of the joint security committee reached an understanding on different complaints and claims related to presence of rebel groups in both countries.
The fifth meeting of the security committee was held in Khartoum yesterday under the chairmanship of Sudan’s chief of military intelligence, Siddig Aamer Hassan, and his southern counterpart, Mac Paul.
Gen. Hassan said complaints and claims between the two sides were the main topic of the fifth meeting and were discussed at length and in a spirit of transparency. He further said the parties agreed on how to deal with, stressing that such complaints are decreasing.
Khartoum and Juba since the independence of South Sudan traded accusations of support to rebel groups. The cooperation agreement of 27 September 2012 provided to establish a buffer zone and to deploy a joint force to monitor the common border.
Despite different reports about the decrease of support or harbouring of rebels, still Khartoum points that the Sudanese insurgents manage to move through the South Sudanese border.
The head of the Sudanese military intelligence said the "meeting tackled the support and harbouring of the negative forces" and the identification of the zero line as well as the operationalisation of the pertaining mechanisms.
He disclosed that the sixth meeting of the joint committee will be held in Juba in mid-January 2014.
Last September, an Ad-hoc Investigation Mechanism (AIM) submitted its report to the African Union Commission about the allegations of support to rebel groups made by the two countries. However, the three – member military panel did not release its report.
Gen. Hassan, on the other hand, said the meeting agreed to release the prisoners of war between the two countries, adding that their number is limited and they are regularly visited by military attaches from both sides.
DARFUR (28 Nov.) -
Residents of the Darfur camps for the displaced are suffering from of lack of blankets and plastic sheeting, as most of them, especially tens of thousands of newly displaced, are living in the open. The camp residents are also suffering from a severe shortage of food, drinking water, and health care.
The coordinator of the Central Darfur camps told Radio Dabanga that the people in the camps fear this year's winter because of a severe shortage of blankets, plastic sheets, food, water, non-food items, medical treatment, and security.
He called via Radio Dabanga on the organisations working in Darfur to provide assistance for all camp residents to save them from the cold and starvation, in particular for the sake of the new arrivals who were displaced by the recent clashes between the Misseriya and Salamat, and armed conflicts at Jebel Amer, Golo, and Jildo. “They are now living in the open with no cover or sheeting.”
Hussein Abu Sharati, the spokesman for the Association of the Displaced persons and Refugees in Darfur likewise reported that the camp residents in South Darfur are facing great suffering this winter.
“Humanitarian organisations used to provide them with plastic sheets, blankets, winter clothing, mattresses and house furniture. But unfortunately the relief was stopped. The displaced in the camps lack winter clothing, mattresses, plastic sheeting, blankets, food, water and firewood. The winter is threatening the lives of the elderly, children and the sick, and malnutrition increases their vulnerability especially during cold winters.”
SIRBA (28 Nov) - According to the spokesperson of the West Darfur’s Sirba camps for the displaced, five militiamen on horses and camels on Tuesday assaulted an Arab nomad on his farmland in the area of Morein, east of Bir Dageeg in the locality of Sirba. The nomad had refused to enrol his sons with the militias in order to fight in East Jebel Marra. The militiamen called him a “member of the fifth column”, accusing him of “collaborating with the rebels”, and severely beat him.
When the people at the weekly market of Kondobe heard about the attack, they immediately fled from the market, the sellers leaving their goods in the open.
The spokesperson explained that “these days” a group of militias is recruiting young Darfuri’s for participation in the war against the rebels in East Jebel Marra.
He condemned “the militias’ intimidation to compel the youth to participate in the war” and called on “the elders and parents to reject their sons’ registration for war”. “Don’t surrender to the agenda of the militias.”
In the same area, militiamen seriously injured a 60-year old woman near the Koran institute of Morein. She was returning from her farmland when the militiamen started to beat her with batons without any apparent reason. The woman was seriously injured and lost consciousness. She was transferred to the hospital of Bir Dageeg for treatment.
Over half a million children will not be vaccinated against measles due to the on-going conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, according to UNICEF
More than 80,000 people in Government-controlled areas have been vaccinated against yellow fever in four affected localities in the Kordofan region
Over 22 million Sudanese or three out of every four lack access to improved sanitation
More than 7,000 children displaced in East Darfur due to fighting in Muhajeria and Labado town as well as inter-tribal fighting need classrooms and other educational support
Over the past few weeks, over 3,800 people from Blue Nile and South Kordofan crossed into South Sudan and Ethiopia, according to SKBNCU