Conflict forces thousands to flee in Darfur UN humanitarian office reports

“Humanitarian organizations continue to assess and verify reports of thousands of people forced to flee their homes following clashes between government forces and armed movements in North Darfur state and parts of the Jebel Marra area,” OCHA reported in its weekly humanitarian update on Sudan.“To date, aid organisations have assessed and verified the needs of 41,304 people displaced as a result of this conflict,” according to the bulletin.The number of people in need of assistance and protection may be significantly higher because humanitarian organizations have largely been denied access to parts of Jebel Marra where some of the heaviest fighting is reportedly taking place, a UN spokesperson told reporters at today’s press briefing. “OCHA continues to call on all parties to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and to facilitate immediate access for humanitarian organizations to people in need,” said Stéphane Dujarric. The UN World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and other humanitarian partners are providing food, water, sanitation supplies and emergency household kits to displaced people in Um Baru and northern El Fasher.Meanwhile, UNHCR reported that an estimated 120,800 South Sudanese refugees had sought refuge in Sudan after fighting started in South Sudan mid-December 2013 South Sudan between President Salva Kiir and his former Vice-President, Riek Machar. Over 78,200 of these refugees have received some form of humanitarian assistance, the UN refugee agency reports.Given the increased new arrivals and the establishment of two additional relocation sites in White Nile state, prompt establishment of temporary health services in these new locations is planned, according to UNHCR.The South Sudan crisis has uprooted an estimated 1.9 million people inside their country, including nearly 100,000 who have fled to United Nations bases. read more

SG Flensburg celebrate Super Cup – Poor Kiel without chances

Bogdan RadivojevicDKB Bundesliga 2013/2014DKB Super CupDrasko NenadicSG FlensburgTHW Kiel SG Flensburg wins German Super Cup with an triumph over the biggest rival THW Kiel 29:26 (15:12). The first match of the season gathered 8400 fans in OBV Arena in Bremen. At the end, it was clear who was better team, while players of Ljubomir Vranjes had advantage most of the time. Despite they weren’t complete (Kaufmann), Knudsen (5) and other guys, especially two newcomers to Bundesliga, Serbian youngstars, Radivojevic (5) and Nenadic (2) showed TOP class performance.Current German champion, THW Kiel had a lot of problems to find a rhytm in the attack. New players in the backline as Lauge and Jallouz need time to get into the system. Serbian right back Marko Vujin was the TOP scorer for his team with 7 goals (5 from penalty). THW Kiel:Sjöstrand (1.-26., 41.-60., 7/1 saves), Palicka (26.-41., 1 save); Toft Hansen (4), Sigurdsson, Sprenger (1), Dahmke (n.e.), Wiencek, Ekberg (3/2), Lauge (2), Zeitz (4), Jallouz (4), Klein, Jicha (1), Vujin (7/5); Trainer: Gislason SG Flensburg-Handewitt:Andersson (1.-60., 15/1 save), Rasmussen (1/1 save; Karlsson, Nenadic (2), Eggert (3/1), Glandorf (3), Mogensen (4), Weinhold (3), Heinl, Gustafsson, Gottfridsson (3), Radivojevic (5/1), Knudsen (5); Trainer: VranjesResults:1. Hz.: 0:1, 2:1 (5.), 2:3, 5:3 (10.), 5:6 (15.), 6:6, 6:7, 8:7, 8:10 (22.), 10:10, 10:11, 11:11, 11:12, 12:12 (25.), 12:15;2. Hz.: 12:16, 13:16, 13:17, 15:17 (34.), 15:19, 16:19, 16:20, 18:20, 18:21 (39.), 19:21, 19:22, 20:22, 20:23 (46.), 22:23 (49.), 22:26 (52.), 24:26 (55.), 24:29, 26:29DKB Bundesliga starts next weekend. ← Previous Story Youth WCh 2013 in Hungary: Germans against Croatia, Spain VS Denmark for the FINAL! Next Story → Christian Dissinger in talks with RK Vardar Skopje read more