UN Reaches Sudan’s Most Conflict-Affected Area

Residents of Fanga Suk village in East Jebel Marra, Sudan

Former Prime Minister and Go –forward presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi this afternoon got a heroic welcome back in his home district of Kanungu; this time as not a member of parliament for Kinkiizi County West but as a presidential candidate.

Mbabazi addressed a huge crowd at the Kanungu district playground at a campaign rally that was attended by among others the Emeritus Bishop of Kinkiizi Diocese John Ntegyereize, nurse who prayed for his victory come 2016.

Mbabazi who is also the NRM former Secretary General told the gathering that he still remains allegiant to the ideologies and core principles of the NRM, here adding that he would not leave the party that he helped build.

“I still believe in the principles of the NRM. I cannot leave the party that I built. Those who attack me that I became an enemy of the NRM are young men and women who have found an already established party, ” said Mbabazi.

He added however, that he and the FDC presidential candidate Rtd. Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye as well as other opposition leaders have one common objective of bringing about meaningful change to the country.

Once elected President, Mbabazi vowed to fight corruption with an iron fist and to also tackle the country’s developing nightmare which is youth unemployment.

Mbabazi was warmly welcomed back home

Mbabazi was warmly welcomed back home

Mbabazi said that most people in Kanungu being farmers, and having seen him previously support agriculture development in the area, shouldn’t find difficulty in entrusting him with the responsibility to meaningfully enhancing their livelihood by voting him to State House.

“Here in Kanungu, we are farmers and as President, I will be able to develop the agricultural sector and also seek markets for our agricultural produce.”

By publication, he was set to address a rally in Kinkiizi county west,  the constituency he has represented for over 20 years in parliament.

The United Nation`s Relief Agency has finally made its way to Central Darfur, sildenafil Sudan’s most conflict-affected area that no organization has braved in years.

For the first time since 2011 and after months of planning, an inter-agency mission visited Fanga Suk in Central Darfur’s Northern Jebel Marra locality.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),  7,875 displaced people and 10,000 people from the host community are in need of food, emergency shelter and household supplies, as well as water, health, education and protection services.

“These, among others are the top challenges displaced people are facing in Central Darfur,” the United Nations relief wing revealed in a latest humanitarian update on the situation in Sudan.

The mission has in this regard, indicated that food, emergency shelter and household supplies will soon  be provided to the displaced people in Fanga Suk.

Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is in contact with the Government to accelerate water and sanitation access in the area.

“Noting that communities in West Darfur have difficulties to manage water facilities, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UNICEF, along with partners, is beefing up trainings on veterinary services and water management,” the report revealed.

With the mosquito-borne dengue fever being epidemic in 21 localities and causing about one third of the fatalities among the 392 cases in Darfur, the World Health Organization (WHO) has helped implementing about one third vector control activities by providing trainings to medical staff and activating additional surveillance sites.

The report further reveals that, UNICEF is working with partners to offer child protection services to 13,700 children, while confronting travel delay and insecurity challenges.

Intensified fighting in South Sudan has led to a new influx refugees into Sudan.

The United Nations refugee agency, in response, has boosted humanitarian assistance while addressing water and sanitation needs by funding to build 2,000 more latrines.


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