- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 09 | 23 February – 1 March 2015
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook - January to June 2015
- OCHA: Periodic Funding Analysis - January 2015
Appeals & Funding
Maban convoy: For the first time in nearlymonths a humanitarian convoy has begun arriving in Maban, Upper Nile State. Three trucks arrived onMarch carrying timber for UNHCR’s refugee shelter programme.
Refugee influx: Average weekly arrivals of Sudanese refugees in Yida, Unity State, were 672 in January and 712 in February.
Joint Statement by ICRC Director-General, Yves Daccord, and IFRC Secretary General, Elhadj As Sy
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is deeply concerned about the recent spate of attacks against its volunteers and staff.
In the last month alone, two volunteers and one staff member were killed in Sudan. Volunteers have been attacked in Myanmar, and in Guinea teams fighting Ebola are being attacked by community members on average 10 times a month due to misinformation and stigma.
• Aid organisations have registered 32,490 newly displaced people in North and Central Darfur states of whom IOM has verified 20,589 in North Darfur.
• About 7,400 IDPs in North Darfur’s Um Baru area receive food aid.
• An estimated 7,000 returnees, displaced people and refugees in South Darfur’s Um Dafug area start receiving humanitarian assistance.
• In areas south of Bahr El Arab in the Abyei area, 20 per cent of households were found to be food insecure, according to the Abyei Food Security and Nutrition Assessment.
On the 28th February a group from the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) attacked and looted 200 heads of Cows belongs to Ishaq Surre Abdo and Musa Taha, and five (5) head of Camels belongs to Ishaq Abakr, from Kabe village west of Bele-Seraif in east Jabal Marra area.
SUDO UK calls on the Government to disband the Rapid Support Forces as well as the Janjaweed as these are consistently committing human rights abuses in Darfur. All those individuals or groups responsible for committing human rights violations must be brought to justice.
199 shelters have been burned to ashes in Bindisi camp for the displaced in Central Darfur by a fire that lasted for nine consecutive days.
“The fire broke out on 20 February, and lasted until last Sunday, when we finally managed to extinguish it. The cause is unknown so far,” a Bindisi camp elder reported to Dabanga.
“We also lost 117 (100kg) sacks of sorghum, and SDG20,000 ($3,315) in cash. The people living in adjacent shelters broke down the fences and walls, to prevent the spread of the fire.”
The residents of Adila locality in East Darfur complain of an acute lack of drinking water.
“The fourth out of the five water engines in the locality broke down four days ago,” a listener told Dabanga from Abu Jabra.
“The problem is worsened by the preparations for the reconciliation conference between the Masalit and Fellata in neighbouring South Darfur. As a result, the price of a barrel of water has doubled to SDG20 ($3.30) in some areas.”
He urged the local authorities to speed up the repair of the engines.
This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.
The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:
General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015
Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.
As per the inter agency regional refugee response plan, WFP provides hot meals at reception centers and monthly family rations to those who have resettled in the camps. High energy biscuits are provided at the border points for immediate relief.
In addition, nutrition activities are ongoing to rehabilitate those malnourished and prevent further deterioration of malnutrition levels.
KHARTOUM, Sudan, March 3 (UNHCR) – The Sudan government has begun to register South Sudanese living in the country and issuing them with ID cards that give them the right to work and access to basic services.
More than 54,000 South Sudanese have been registered and some 37,000 identity cards produced since the programme began at the start of February under an agreement between UNHCR, Sudan's Commissioner for Refugees and the Directorate General of Passports and Immigration.
Addis Ababa, 3 March 2015: Following an invitation from the National Electoral Commission of Sudan, and in line with paragraph VI (d) of OAU/AU Declaration on the Principles Governing Democratic Elections and paragraph 4.6 of the AU Guidelines for Elections Observation and Monitoring Missions, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission approved the deployment of a Pre-election Assessment Mission to the Republic of Sudan ahead of the country’s general elections scheduled for 13 April 2015.
East Jabal Marra-25th February
On the 25th February a group from the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) attacked Muntasir Saleh Ahmed in his shop in Fanga, killing him and looting the shop.
On the same day a group form the RSF attacked and killed Osman Abdul-Jabar and his wife Samia Yahya Adam in Khazzan Tongor (Tongor Dam), and looted their cattle.
Khartoum, 02 March 2015. The Government of Denmark has contributed DKK15 million (US $2.3 million) to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for 2015. Denmark has been a committed supporter of the CHF, having contributed DKK126 million ($ 22.7 million) since 2008. This valuable contribution comes at a critical time when funding for humanitarian action is scarce and humanitarian needs are growing.
February 28, 2015 3:28 PM
PARIS— About a mile from Paris' iconic Montmartre neighborhood is a spot where very few tourists go. It is a busy overpass that shelters a collection of small, dirty tents. The metro rumbles overhead. Trains pass by below.
The residents of this tent camp mostly come from East Africa. Everybody has a different story. But nobody wanted to end up on this bridge, with no toilet, no home and, for now, no future.
An extensive fire destroyed 144 homes at Kerendig camp for the displaced in El Geneina locality in West Darfur on Saturday.
“Large quantities of food, and agricultural crops were lost in the fire,” a sheikh told Dabanga. “In addition, 54 sheep died, along with a number of horses, donkeys, and hens.
“The fire that broke out at about 2pm, caused the displacement of more than 200 families, who are now living in the open without shelter, food, and water,” he reported.
Measles is spreading fast in the Otash camp for the displaced in Nyala locality, South Darfur.
“The three health centres at the camp daily are currently receiving more than 100 children under the age of 10,” a sheikh told Dabanga from Otash camp, “while the centres are equipped to treat 30 patients each a day only.”
He explained that the first cases appeared mid-February.
The camp sheikh appealed to the South Darfur state authorities to intervene “as soon as possible”, and provide more staff and medicines to the health centres to contain the outbreak.
February 28, (NYALA, MEROWE) – A reconciliation conference between Darfur’s Rizeigat and Ma’alia tribes being held in the locality of Merowe in the Northern state has stalled over the right of land ownership known as Hakura (traditional land grant).
Leaders of the traditional administration in East Darfur state called upon the two negotiations delegations to overcome the stalemate in order to restore the social fabric which has been ruptured for long time by fighting among various ethnicities.