Malaria and possible cholera cases on the rise in Sudan; ongoing fighting in Jebel Marra; UN in Sudan remains badly underfunded

Among the major news stories in Sudan now are the widespread number cases of persons suffering watery diarrhea (1).  The government denies cholera is to blame for them, but some, if not all, doctors operating outside the governent disagree (1, 2).  Blue Nile and Sennar States are among the worst hit (they also saw...

“We foresee a major environmental and health disaster…”: a summary of several Radio Dabanga articles from July 25 to August 8

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is part of the Famine Early Warning Systems Network; NOAA specializes in weather forecasts.  In June FEWSNet posted on its Sudan page that the Nile River and its tributaries had already reached high levels (especially the Blue Nile), and that more rain predicted for Ethiopia and Eritrea’s...

Over 80,000 South Sudan refugees have arrived in Sudan in 2016; Rainy season floods have already washed away many homes; displaced in Thur and Um Tajok Darfur in need

Unless otherwise noted, everything in this post is from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan, Issue 28, July 4 – 11, 2016, which may be found here: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OCHA_Sudan_Weekly_Humanitarian_Bulletin_Issue_28_%284_-_10_July_2016%29.pdf South Sudanese refugees keep coming to Sudan, mostly to Darfur (61,821 out of 80,758).  Aid groups are currently assessing and...

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