- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 35 | 24 – 30 August 2015
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook July to December 2015
- UNICEF Humanitarian Situation Report, June 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Aid organisations in Central Darfur are concerned that in recent weeks most of the children who died in Nertiti hospital came from Jebel Marra area
The Central Darfur State Ministry of Health conducted a Community Nutrition Surveillance (CNS) in the Jebel Marra area, which will shed light on the nutrition situation in the area
Aid organisations are concerned that the phasing out/scaling down of activities by INGOs due to funding will create gaps in the provision of services to people in need in Central Darfur
• 9,500 IDPs in Central Darfur’s Guldo town finally receive food aid.
• 6,600 South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State still need emergency shelter and household supplies.
• 114,000 South Sudanese refugees who arrived in Sudan since mid-December 2013 have received some form of humanitarian assistance.
• 22,000 people displaced due to inter-tribal conflict in North Darfur’s Mellit area need aid.
“One time, at midnight, I received a call from a woman. She sounded very worried. Torrential rains had destroyed her shelter and the latrines, her food and her belongings. She was desperate. I asked her if any other houses had been destroyed, and she told me there were approximately 150 families who had been affected. I immediately sent the information to the humanitarian sector leads and the respective OCHA office. The very next day, a needs assessment was carried out and within just two days, people received emergency shelters, household items, and food. In just two days!
• Sudan hosting over 189,000 refugees from South Sudan, according to UNHCR.
• Heavy rain damages over 500 houses in Blue Nile’s Tadamon locality.
• North Darfur IDP camps receive sensitization campaign on the Darfur Hotline Camp Referral System.
• Water and sanitation services in Mukjar IDP camp (Central Darfur) are deteriorating in quality after withdrawal of an international NGO.
• Delayed rainy season increases demand for humanitarian assistance in Central Darfur.
Khartoum, 19 August 2015. On this day 12 years ago, 19 August 2003, the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq killed 22 humanitarian workers. To mark this tragedy, the UN General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day, a day set aside to reflect upon those people around the world – humanitarians – who risk their lives daily to help other people in need with life-saving aid and assistance. It also provides an opportunity for us all to reaffirm our commitment to alleviate human suffering.
The number of people targeted through coordinated humanitarian appeals rose from 76 million in 31 countries in December 2014 to 78.9 million people in 37 countries in June 2015. This figure now stands at over 82 million.*
US$6.6 billion have been received within the coordinated appeal framework.
The total humanitarian funding received inside and outside coordinated appeals stands at $11.5 billion. It is worth noting that $23.2 billion is the total amount received inside and outside the appeals last year in 2014.
Insecurity and lack of access to vital supplies continue to force South Sudanese to flee their homes in search of safety, assistance and protection. In the past weeks, there has been a sharp increase in the number of internally displaced people who have sought shelter in UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Bentiu and Malakal. More than 16,000 people, mainly from Wau Shilluk, have arrived to the Malakal PoC since mid-July, and 17,000 people have arrived at the Bentiu PoC during the same period.
• In Sudan, some 550,000 children are severely malnourished and at risk of death, according to UNICEF.
• WFP nutrition interventions are constrained by a lack of funding and difficulties in importing nutrition supplements.
• According to the MoH, 2,896 measles cases, with 43 deaths, have been reported in Sudan.
• Heavy rains and floods in different parts of the country are affecting delivery of aid to those in need.
A New Crisis
In 2014, a total of 6.9 million people (about 20 per cent of Sudan’s population) were in need of humanitarian assistance according to the 2014 Strategic Response Plan (SRP). Key priority needs in the $985 million SRP were: 1) Life-saving assistance; 2) Protection for at-risk people; 3) Strengthened resilience of households and communities; and) Long-term solutions for the 3.6 million people who are either internally displaced or refugees in Sudan.
The Emergency Relief Coordinator set aside US$70 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for chronically underfunded aid operations to assist millions of people forced from their homes by violence and instability. The allocations from CERF’s Underfunded Emergencies Window, now totalling $168.5 million in 2015, are a last resort and present a life-line for some of the most vulnerable populations around the world in protracted and chronically underfunded crises.
(New York, 5 August 2015) United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien today released US$70 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for chronically underfunded aid operations to help millions of people forced from their homes by violence and instability.
South Sudanese displaced to Nyiel village in the Abyei area are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
WFP is transitioning from an emergency to a protracted relief and recovery operation in Sudan.
Some 38,000 IDPs taking refuge in villages in Central Darfur’s North Jebel Marra locality are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Explosive remnants of war and unexploded ordnance are a large threat to children and farmers in the Guldo,
Golo and Rokoro areas of West Jebel Marra locality.
• WHO has secured funding for emergency response missions and the establishment of 10 temporary emergency clinics in areas at risk of cholera.
• The number of new South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has exceeded the response planning figure of 196,000.
• An estimated 3,350 people in Mellit town, North Darfur, are in need of assistance.
• Some 780 families have been affected by heavy rains and floods in Kalma camp, South Darfur.
Khartoum, 26 July 2015. The Government of Norway has contributed US $6.6 million to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). Norway has been a committed and a major donor to the Sudan CHF since its inception in 2006.
• Authorities and aid organisations working to ensure sufficient prevention and response measures are in place for acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera.
• Inter-tribal fighting in Al Sunta locality, South Darfur, has claimed the lives of dozens of tribesmen and left many injured, according to UNAMID.
• In South Kordofan, over 600 people whose homes were damaged by heavy rains and floods are in need of assistance.
• In West Darfur, aid organisations are undertaking rainy season preparedness activities.
• An estimated 2,500 people fled their homes in North Darfur’s Mellit locality following tribal fighting, according to HAC.
• The Ministry of Health and the WHO have initiated AWD/Cholera preparedness activities in Sudan.
• Aid organisations begin implementing measures to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in Kharasana, West Kordofan.
• As of 7 July, the South Sudanese response plan is only 12 per cent funded, according to UNHCR.
• WFP receives €2.5 million from the Government of Germany for Darfur.
Over 38,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan in June alone.
In Blue Nile State, about 37,800 Sudanese refugee returnees require aid, according to the Wali (Governor) of the state
Out of the estimated 184,800 displaced people in South Kordofan some 35,000 are in El Abassiya locality, according to HAC
Only 29 per cent of the education sector needs in Sudan have been funded this year