‘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

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

West Darfur displaced die as they cannot afford health care | Radio Dabanga

More than a dozen people died of malaria in the West Darfur Murnei camp for the displaced last month. A Murnei camp leader informed Radio Dabanga that because of the rainy season, many displaced are hit by malaria. “At least 12 of them died in August, because their relatives could not afford to buy medicines.” …

Source: West Darfur displaced die as they cannot afford health care | Radio Dabanga

‘Children die of malnutrition in Darfur’s Jebel Marra’: OCHA | Radio Dabanga

Aid organisations operating in Central Darfur are concerned that most of the children who died in Nierteti Hospital during the past weeks reportedly came from the areas of Thur and Golo in northern Jebel Marra.Most parts of Jebel Marra remain inaccessible to humanitarian organisations after fighting earlier this year between government forces and rebel movements. The violence displaced tens of thousands of people.There are serious concerns that the access restrictions by the Sudanese authorities will lead to an increase of severe acute malnutrition levels in the area. More children could be dying before being able to access treatment …

Source: ‘Children die of malnutrition in Darfur’s Jebel Marra’: OCHA | Radio Dabanga

West Darfur displaced die as they cannot afford health care | Radio Dabanga

More than a dozen people died of malaria in the West Darfur Murnei camp for the displaced last month.A Murnei camp leader informed Radio Dabanga that because of the rainy season, many displaced are hit by malaria. “At least 12 of them died in August, because their relatives could not afford to buy medicines.”

Source: West Darfur displaced die as they cannot afford health care | Radio Dabanga

Aid needed for South Darfur camp schools | Radio Dabanga

After an assessment of nine schools at the camps for the displaced in South Darfur’s Nyala and Bielel localities, the state Ministry of Education and Unicef concluded that 506 classrooms need rehabilitation.The schools are also short of teacher kits, student kits, and textbooks, according to the assessment conducted between June and the first week of August 2015. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reported in its bulletin this week that there 87 schools and 873 classrooms in the nine camps, which provide education to 97,163 children…

Source: Aid needed for South Darfur camp schools | Radio Dabanga

Health situation in North Darfur’s Zamzam camp deteriorating | Radio Dabanga

The displaced living in Zamzam camp near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, complain about the rapid deterioration of the health conditions in the camp after five organisations stopped their interventions last June. An activist at the camp told Radio Dabanga that the five NGOs were working in the field of water, health, education, and non-food items. “They stopped their work in June because of a lack of funds.” He said that since they left, the health situation has deteriorated quickly. “We are suffering from an explosive spread of mosquitoes and sand flies causing malaria and kala-azar (visceral leishmaniosis, also known as black fever and dumdum fever). The rain water pools are not being drained and the latrines cannot be cleaned owing to a shortage of water…

Source: Health situation in North Darfur’s Zamzam camp deteriorating | Radio Dabanga