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Sudan army ‘opens fire’ on high school student in Darfur

Three members of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) opened fire on a high-school student in North Darfur on Wednesday. Adam Hussein Mohamed was seriously wounded and transferred to a hospital for treatment.

Witnesses from Kabkabiya told Radio Dabanga that Mohamed was working at a shop at the moment of the shooting. However, they were not able to inform what the cause of the indecent was.

The suspects are currently in custody as civilians traced them back to a garrison in the vicinity and filed a complaint at the police station.

In South Darfur, Sumoya Ibrahim Algher from Dreige camp for displaced, is said to be in critical condition as a result of shootings by pro-government militias.

A sheikh of the camp told Radio Dabanga that Algher was hurt after seven militiamen robbed 50 mobile phones from the shop of the displaced Abbakar Yaqoub and then began firing random gunshots in the air leading to the injury.

Algher is currently being treated at the Nyala hospital.

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Article source: http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/54450

Darfur displaced lose more than 70 houses to rains, floods

Heavy rains on Wednesday resulted in the destruction of a number of houses in the camps for the displaced at Nertiti in Central Darfur and Aramta in West Darfur.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from northern Nertiti, one of the sheikhs of the camps reported that the heavy rains of Wednesday evening led to the collapse of 50 houses, and flooded the camp. He expressed concern about the spread of diseases due to files and mosquitoes.

A sheikh of Aramta camp in West Darfur told Radio Dabanga that the rains destroyed more than 20 houses in the camp. He criticised “the authorities’ and humanitarian organisations’ non-intervention to assist the displaced persons”.

The sheikh underscored that the affected are “living in tragic situations” due to the acute shortage of plastic sheets and tents”.

As reported by Radio Dabanga over the past week, record rainfall levels followed by flash floods have cost dozens of lives and left many injured throughout Sudan. In a swathe of destruction, thousands of homes, livestock and other property has been lost.

News photo: A flood-damaged home outside El Fasher, capital of North Darfur. (Takao/OCHA)

Related:

Darfur deluge kills woman, child, livestock (8 August 2013)

Rains, floods cause 11 deaths, many injuries, destruction across Sudan (6 August 2013)

Deaths in Sudan top 38 from rains, floods, storms (4 August 2013)

‘Record rainfall levels’ in North Darfur destroy 2,000 homes (2 August 2013)

Article source: http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/54508

Flash floods kill dozens, including children across Darfur

A flash flood that swept through Kalma camp for displaced persons in South Darfur in Saturday night has reportedly killed 16 people, including nine children. Elsewhere in the region, floods and disease have killed three children and at least two adults, while wreaking extensive destruction to homes and property.

The spokesman for the Association of Displaced Persons and Refugees of Darfur, Hussein Abu Sharati, told Radio Dabanga that in addition to the dead and wounded in Kalma camp, the flood completely destroyed 1,567 houses.

He appealed to humanitarian organisations “to expedite emergency assistance in the form of tarpaulins and tents to the displaced who are now living in pools of stagnant water”, he said.

A sheikh of the camps in Saraf Omra in North Darfur reported to Radio Dabanga that three children have died “due to, disease, fever and diarrhoea”.

He said that Saturday’s rains led to the destruction of about 2,000 homes in the camps, as well as demolishing several sanitary facilities. “Dozens of families are still in the open without shelter, food or medicines,” he said, also appealing to humanitarian organisations for urgent assistance.

Another person died in Malah locality in North Darfur. Sheikh Adam Amin told Radio Dabanga that Idris Mahmoud Gulab perished on Saturday and flash floods destroyed about 60 houses in Malah.

He told Radio Dabanga that heavy rains caused damage to five schools, a hospital and the salt works Malha, as well as three schools in the village of Marega, and the Um Ajaja agricultural project.

Amin said that the water swept Gulab away in one of the valleys in the region and his body was only found on Sunday.

News photo: A flooded road in El Fasher, North Darfur (Takao/OCHA)

Related:

Darfur displaced lose more than 70 houses to rains, floods (11 August 2013)

Darfur deluge kills woman, child, livestock (8 August 2013)

Rains, floods cause 11 deaths, many injuries, destruction across Sudan (6 August 2013)

Deaths in Sudan top 38 from rains, floods, storms (4 August 2013)

‘Record rainfall levels’ in North Darfur destroy 2,000 homes (2 August 2013)

Article source: http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/54522

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