Skip to main content
NAIROBI - 22 Jun 2014

Sudan and South Sudan: 5 key humanitarian stories

A roundup of a few key stories last week on humanitarian issues in Sudan and South Sudan:

100,000 people in UN-protected sites in South Sudan (Radio Tamazuj, 20 June 2014) -- Fear and hunger continue to drive people to UN-protected sites in South Sudan, with the population of these sites now reported to be about 100,000.

MSF: 3 children dying per day in Bentiu Camp (Radio Tamazuj, 19 June 2014) -- Medical charity Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned Thursday of an “alarming number of deaths” from disease and hunger in Bentiu, Unity State.

Sudan bombs MSF hospital in South Kordofan (Radio Tamazuj, 17 June 2014) -- Medical charity Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said Tuesday that Sudan's air force bombed their hospital in Farandalla, South Kordofan state during an air raid on Monday that injuried six people.

Three GOAL aid workers abducted in Darfur (Radio Tamazuj, 20 June 2014) -- Three employees of the international aid organization GOAL and 14 of the Sudanese organization SAK were abducted in Darfur on Wednesday, though some of the latter group were later released.

Cholera case total in South Sudan stands at more than 1700 (Radio Tamazuj, 16 June 2014) -- South Sudan’s Ministry of Health announced that 1,720 cholera cases including 37 deaths have been reported in South Sudan since the start of the outbreak, according to data current to 14 June 2014.

File photo: A child undergoing a mid-upper arm circumference test, which helps diagnose malnutrition (MSF)