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...

Displaced population in Darfur now about the same as the 2010 population of Chicago, Illinois; UNOCHA: Over 96,000 people driven from their homes in Jebel Marra

Jebel Marra is the name of a collection of volcanic mountains reaching up to 9,980 feet in the middle of the Darfur region (1), specifically between Zalengei in Central Darfur, Kutum in North Darfur and Kass in South Darfur (2); it has caves and many valleys and is the stronghold of the rebel group known as the...

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