‘Funding woes force NGO from Garsila, North Darfur’ | Radio Dabanga

Last month Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), an NGO working in the field of health, water and livelihoods, reportedly closed its office in Garsila, capital of Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur.“The organisation closed the office in Garsila on 15 September and transported its five vehicles, five motorcycles, four generators, computers, and other office equipment to its office in the state capital of Zalingei,” a Garsila community elder told Radio Dabanga.The sheikh said that NCA representatives had told them that the Garsila office was closed because of a lack of funds.He added that the organisation has been serving more than 100,000 people …

Source: ‘Funding woes force NGO from Garsila, North Darfur’ | Radio Dabanga

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Medicine shortage, disease in North Darfur’s Saraf Umra | Radio Dabanga

The displaced in North Darfur’s Saraf Umra locality have renewed their complaints about the deteriorating health situation, marked by the outbreak of a hitherto unidentified disease. Those with health insurance cards are reportedly unable to receive medicines. …

Source: Medicine shortage, disease in North Darfur’s Saraf Umra | Radio Dabanga

Central Darfur camps: 21 malaria dead in a week | Radio Dabanga

The displaced living in the camps near Garsila, capital of Central Darfur’s Wadi Salih locality, complain of a rapid spread of malaria and soaring medicine prices. “This week 21 people died in Jedda and El Jebel camps,” a sheikh from Jedda camp told Radio Dabanga on Friday. “Most of them were children and the elderly, whose relatives are not able to pay for the high examination costs and medicines.” …

Source: Central Darfur camps: 21 malaria dead in a week | Radio Dabanga

More than 20 die from disease in Central Darfur camps | Radio Dabanga

… He said that the disease has emerged since the end of July and has affected many people in the five camps that host some 182,000 displaced. “Every family has at least one member suffering from the disease.” He added that many people in Zalingei town are also affected.He demanded the Central Darfur government and the state Ministry of Health develop a remedial plan and speed-up provision of the required medical staff.

Source: More than 20 die from disease in Central Darfur camps | Radio Dabanga

‘Most West Darfur displaced children homeless’: Education Minister | Radio Dabanga

The majority of the children in camps for the displaced in West Darfur don’t go to school, the state Minister of Education has said. She also expressed concern about the increasing number of homeless children. At a press conference at the start of a literacy project in Sudan, Minister Firdaus Hussein Saleh pointed out that children aged between 7 and 15 years in the camps of her state do not go to school. Rains have destroyed dozens of schools in West Darfur, while there is no money for their maintenance, she said. …

Source: ‘Most West Darfur displaced children homeless’: Education Minister | Radio Dabanga

Shockingly high malnutrition rates in Kassala and Red Sea states – UN OCHA

[See page 2-3.] … The global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates in Kassala and Red Sea states are 15.2 and 20.2 per cent respectively, both of which exceed the emergency threshold of 15 per cent. The two states also have stunting levels classified as very high and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) classified as above the crisis level. In Red Sea State, nearly 30 per centof mothers of children 0-5 years are under-nourished, according to FAO…

Source: OCHA Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin – OCHA_Sudan_Weekly_Humanitarian_Bulletin_Issue_37_(7_-_13_September_2015).pdf

North Darfur displaced disappointed in WFP assessment | Radio Dabanga

The displaced residents of the camps in Kutum locality in North Darfur have described the results of the needs inventory conducted by the World Food Programme (WFP) in late 2014 and early 2015 as “disappointing”. They describe it as “an early withdrawal of the WFP rather than an early recovery”, as it has excluded and deprived large numbers of displaced people of food rations. …

Source: North Darfur displaced disappointed in WFP assessment | Radio Dabanga

Sudan’s import restrictions on relief affect malnourished kids in Darfur | Radio Dabanga

The authorities in Sudan are restricting import of aid supplies, like special cereals for malnourished children. The recently imposed regulations have already affected the nutrition programmes for children in East Darfur.

Because of a lack of cereals, the nutrition centre staff goes out to visit people and explain how to prevent malnutrition.

A committee with representatives of several UN agencies, including OCHA, will discuss solutions to this issue with the government. The import restrictions on relief items provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) are expected to continue at least until the end of October, the United Nations humanitarian office (OCHA) reported today…

Source: Sudan’s import restrictions on relief affect malnourished kids in Darfur | Radio Dabanga

West Darfur hospital faces staff shortage and more malaria cases | Radio Dabanga

The children section of El Geneina academic hospital in West Darfur is facing an acute shortage of medical staff, as well as a deteriorated work environment. There is an urgent need of mosquito nets and a spraying campaign against mosquito breeds …

Source: West Darfur hospital faces staff shortage and more malaria cases | Radio Dabanga