Darfur IDPs complain from severe cold, diseases – Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

Internally displaced residents of Ottash camp on the outskirts of Nyala have complained from severe cold that caused a rise in stomach disorders.

They said there is an acute shortage of blankets and plastic sheets to protect them from the cold.

IDPs leader in the camp, Sheikh Mohamed Ahmed, told Sudan Tribune they had noted an increase in Intestinal flu among the camp residents, in particular among children and elders.

“Ever since the beginning of this wave of severe cold, we have been suffering from an acute shortages in blankets and plastic sheets to protect us from this stiff cold,’’ he said.

“Children, who constitute 60% of the 123000 camp’s population, are the most affected by the disease,’’ he complained.

Ahmed urged both national and international humanitarian groups to haste with winter requirements to the IDPs.

“The situation might become catastrophic if the state government and aid groups do not provide the IDPs with blankets and plastic sheets to protect them from cold,’’ he said. …

Source: Darfur IDPs complain from severe cold, diseases – Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

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BNP Paribas: What compensation for harm suffered? – Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

… In response, the US Department of Justice announced that it will explore ‘ways to use the forfeited funds to compensate individuals who may have been harmed by the sanctioned regimes’, including Sudan.

After collecting information online as a first step, it is unclear what is going to happen next. Into this void stepped Eric Cohen and Eric Reeves, putting forward a Sudan Community Compensation Program Proposal to the US Department of Justice in early September and initiating a campaign that has gained considerable momentum (https://sudancommunitycompensation.org/). This is an important move. It highlights the urgency of the question of how the estimated 2.8-3.48 billion US dollars available for Sudan should be spent. The proposal carries some weight as it has secured the support of several Sudanese groups and individuals. Essentially, it calls for a primary use of the funds to provide emergency humanitarian aid for Sudanese refugees and internally displaced persons. It also sets out a community-based reparation programme focusing on reconstruction and redevelopment following the end of conflict and a change in government. …

Source: BNP Paribas: What compensation for harm suffered? – Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

Western Journalism and Sudan: a painful deficit, with growing consequences – Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

… with the exception of reporting by Sudanese news organizations such as Sudan Tribune and Radio Dabanga—both publishing electronically in exile—we hear virtually nothing about affected civilians in Sudan, and the brutality of the Khartoum regime that rules Sudan. But regime policies have generated staggering numbers of displaced persons and refugees, pervasive and dangerous malnutrition rates, a disintegrating medical system, and ethnically-targeted destruction in Darfur that amounts to genocide.

And it is not simply Darfur: virtually all of Sudan that suffers; only the riverine elite in Khartoum and its environs, and the regime’s hand-picked cronies, have managed to insulate themselves from these disasters, which threaten to become a tidal wave of catastrophe as the Sudanese economy continues to implode …

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Groups urge U.S. gov’t to urgently fund Sudan’s humanitarian needs from BNP-Paribas money – Sudan Tribune

Rights activists, Sudan advocates and Sudanese diaspora leaders called on the U. S. Justice Department to use without delay part of the nearly nine billion dollars penalty paid by the BNP-Paribas (BNPP) to fund humanitarian aid in Sudan. …

Source: Groups urge U.S. gov’t to urgently fund Sudan’s humanitarian needs from BNP-Paribas money – Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan