By: Ahmed Alhaj (Site Admin)
Khartoum (sudanow.info.sd) – Since fighting erupted in South Kordufan in June; the Sudanese Red Crescent Society has recovered and buried 59 bodies. The Society's volunteers have recorded all the information, including burial locations, needed to identify the bodies.
"Dignified and proper management of the dead is fundamental to helping families establish the fate of their relatives," said Osman Gaffer, the secretary-general of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society. "Adequate dead-body management can ease the concerns of families about their missing relatives. Without any information about what happened to their relatives, families are unable to mourn the dead – and that causes additional suffering in a situation that is already very difficult emotionally. So far, 11 families have been able to identify their relatives." The
bodies were buried in accordance with local customs and traditions at gravesites in Kadugli.
Under international humanitarian law, the primary responsibility to search for and bury the dead lies with the parties involved in the fighting. On the basis of its humanitarian mandate, the Sudanese Red Crescent provides expertise in dead-body management to relieve the families' grief and to document the cases of the dead.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), a partner of the Sudanese Red Crescent within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, has provided training in dead body management for Sudanese Red Crescent volunteers and made available the necessary supplies, including body bags, special clothing and photographic equipment. In addition, the
ICRC has provided psychological support for the volunteers.
The Sudanese Red Crescent has been responding to urgent humanitarian needs in South Kordufan from the onset of the fighting in June. The society's volunteers provide assistance to those affected by the conflict throughout South Kordufan.
The Sudanese Red Crescent carries out its operations in cooperation with partners such as the ICRC, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations.
Photo of the Week
KHARTOUM (Sudanow) - Sudan is in mourning over the departure of medical genus, Kidney Consultant General and Transplant Surgeon, Prof. Kamal Abusin, who died Monday night in the Chadian Capital, Ndjamena of heart attack. The late Dr. Absuin is attributed to have indigenized kidney transplant operations in Sudan after these complicated surgeries used to be sought outside the countr...More
KHARTOUM (Sudanow) - The following story had happened in 1996 when the police found it a moral duty to heavily sift through a garbage dump to retrieve valuables of iconic singer Sayed Khalifa. According to retired police officer Omar Ahmed Tabeedi, the commander of the suburban Jeraif West suburban area Police Station here, they early morning one day received the singing star Sayed Khalifa who told them burglars had stormed ...