- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 50 | 8 – 14 Dec 2014
- Extermination by Design: The Case for Crimes against Humanity in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook September 2014
Appeals & Funding
- 2014 Revised Strategic Response Plan
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a substantial donation from Norway’s government towards emergency operations in Sudan.
December 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese presidential assistant, Ibrahim Ghandour, discussed on Wednesday with the leader of the former rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM-Dabago), Bakheit Abdallah Dabago, the completion of the political partnership within the framework of the Doha peace accord (DDPD).
In April 2013, the breakaway group inked a peace agreement negotiated with the Sudanese government on the basis of the DDPD.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2015
GIREIDA LOCALITY (17 Dec.) - On Saturday, militiamen besieged Donki Hadoub, north of Gireida in South Darfur.
“They are still there, threatening to attack the village,” a listener told Radio Dabanga from Donki Hadoub on Tuesday. “We have been suffering from their ongoing assaults for a long time”, he explained.
“When the nearby village of Abu Jabra was pillaged and torched on Saturday, and nine villagers were killed, we prepared ourselves to flee. The attackers surrounded the village in response.”
EAST JEBEL MARRA (17 Dec.) - A young shepherd was killed, along with 17 of his sheep, in the area of Mashrou Abu Zeid, East Jebel Marra, in an explosion today.
“Early this (Wednesday) afternoon, we suddenly heard an explosion,” a listener told Radio Dabanga from Mashrou Abu Zeid. “When we arrived at the place, we found Mahjoub Suleiman Saleh (15) ripped to pieces, as well as 17 of his sheep.”
The source said that “an unexploded bomb, dropped by an Antonov of Sudanese Air Force yesterday, must have detonated”.
By decision of Development Minister Sirpa Paatero on 17 December, in the last distribution of funds for humanitarian assistance, Finland has granted 13.5 million euros to long-lasting and underfunded crises. The support is awarded to Finn Church Aid and UN organizations. The decision brings Finland’s humanitarian assistance this year to 105.7 million euros. This is a record-high amount for Finland, which indicates the extent of the world’s crises.
Human Rights Violations by the Government and its Militias in Darfur Continue
West Darfur -14th December
At around 12.00pm Sudan time a group of more than 50 pro-government militia men attacked Jumaymiz Kamorra village around 15 km from KassS locality and killed 3 IDPs in their farm and looted the village.
Those who were killed:
- Adam Abdallah (m)
- Osman Eisa (m)
- Yousif Adam Musa (m)
South Darfur- 14th December
• UNHCR has registered 115,572 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.
• HAC estimates that 14,000 people are reportedly displaced and may require humanitarian aid in West Kordofan following intra-communal violence in late November.
• Dengue fever cases in North Darfur have reached 132, including three deaths.
• The People with Special Needs (PWSN) project is targeting an estimated 15,000 people in North Darfur with assistance in 2014.
Displaced people in Sudan 2.9 million
Conflict continues to drive food insecurity in many areas of the region
About 12.4 million people in East Africa are in need of humanitarian assistance. As of November, the majority were in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in northeastern Djibouti, eastern and northeastern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, southern and central Somalia, western and southern Sudan, and the Greater Upper Nile States in South Sudan. Significant populations remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) in these countries and in Burundi, Rwanda, and northeastern Uganda.
During this reporting period (7 December – 13 December), a total of 107 South Sudanese were tracked by the IOM tracking hub in Jabal Awlia as entering Khartoum State traveling north from White Nile State; this amounts topersons per day. No new arrivals were registered in South Kordofan and West Kordofan.
Population of Concern
Despite the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, there are 247,281 recognized refugees in South Sudan as of 01 December 2014. The Sudanese who are mainly found in Unity and Upper Nile State make up 91 % of the total refugee population. The DR Congolese, Ethiopians and refugees from the Central African Republic are mainly in Central and Western Equatoria, with some Ethiopians also living in Jonglei State. Most refugees were recognized prima facie after mass arrival.
KASS LOCALITY (16 Dec.) - Militiamen killed a displaced man in Kass locality, South Darfur, on Saturday. In another incident on the same day, a girl and her mother were injured by gunmen.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, the coordinator of the Kass camps for the displaced reported that Osman Eisa El Nur was shot by militiamen on his farmland, located about 30 km south of Kass town, on Saturday evening. “He died instantly.”
A dengue fever outbreak in Sudan’s Darfur region had resulted in 137 reported cases as of December 14.
Hostilities continue to result in deaths and injuries in Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N)-controlled parts of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
Conflict-affected individuals from South Sudan continue to arrive in Sudan.
YASSIN LOCALITY (16 Dec.) - A massive fire that broke out in Labado camp for the displaced in East Darfur on Friday afternoon, has led to the death of a woman, and the injury of four others. Hundreds of homes burned to the ground.
“The fire was sparked by children who tried to cook some food,” camp sheikh Ibrahim Adam Baraka explained to Radio Dabanga.
“The fire spread extremely fast over the camp. Salwa Adam El Nur (20) burned to death, and four others sustained serious burns. The camp hospital, a mosque, and 354 houses, were destroyed.”
EL FASHER / WASHINGTON (16 Dec.) - The Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association has called upon the international community, the members of the UN Security Council, the EU, and the AU to “actively cooperate with the International Criminal Court, and arrest the perpetrators of crimes in Darfur”.
Snapshot 10–16 December
Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.
Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.
Khartoum, 16 December 2014. To help address growing humanitarian needs in Sudan, the Government of Ireland has contributed an additional US $ 1,891,551 to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following its contribution earlier this year of US $1,362,200.