“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...

Four million Sudanese to suffer dangerous food insecurity between now and September; UNOCHA reporting over 102,700 displaced by Jebel Marra violence

Conflict, below average farming production and poor pastureland conditions are among the causes of this food shortage (1).  And as anyone who follows Sudan in the news knows, prices for food and cooking supplies have gone up enough to hurt households nationwide (2). So over the next six months or so, even if they receive food aid, people in...

Late start to below-average rains lessens 2015 crop yields, preventing food security improvement in Darfur; 10,000 displaced on attack on 34 Kutum Locality villages

Thirty-four villages in Kutum Locality, North Darfur State were attacked on December 2 and 3.  Fourteen villages were burned, another twenty looted; five people were killed and about ten thousand were displaced, mostly to the mountains, were they remained as of December 20, according to UNOCHA’s Humanitarian Bulletin for Sudan (1).  Aid groups were planning...

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