- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 08 | 16 - 22 Feb 2015
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook - January to June 2015
- OCHA: Periodic Funding Analysis - January 2015
Appeals & Funding
Partners condemned the abduction of 89 children who were taking their exams in Wau Shilluk, Upper Nile State.
Partners were responding to cholera in Eastern Equatoria. Since 19 February, there have been no new cholera cases reported.
Over 600 people were registered as newly arrived in Yida, Unity State coming from South Kordofan in Sudan - 11 per cent fewer than in the previous week. Of the new arrivals, 65 per cent were women and children.
By 22 February, aid agencies identified over 41,000 new IDPs in Darfur. This includes 37,000 new IDPs in North Darfur and another 4,000 people in Central Darfur.
Aid agencies continue to provide new IDPs in North Darfur with assistance; however, sanitation challenges remain in several locations.
An inter-agency mission was conducted in South Kordofan’s, which hosts an estimated 88,800 IDPs and close to 9,000 South Sudanese refugees.
DRMFSS/ENCU called on nutrition partners to start new or expand existing emergency nutrition interventions based on the newly released nutrition hotspot woreda list.
23,646 people in drought-affected Legahida and Salahad woredas of Nogob zone (Somali region) await water trucking support.
The Somali region WaSH Cluster is completing a rapid assessment to verify the reported acute water shortages in Deka Siftu woreda of Liben zone.
● The national “Back to Learning” campaign was launched this week. 50 per cent of the children to be reached -some 200,000 children - are in the three conflict affected states of Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile.
● Needs assessments are being conducted in the counties surrounding the Bentiu PoC to determine needs and organize response.
● Bentiu PoC has seen a new influx of people during January 2015, with a trend of 525 individuals per day in January compared to 325 people arriving per day in December
• Aid organisations have assessed and verified the needs of 41,304 people displaced due to conflict in North Darfur and parts of the Jebel Marra area.
• Over 10,000 South Sudanese have been registered across 12 sites in Khartoum State, according to UNHCR.
• IOM registers over 16,300 displaced people and returnees in South Darfur's Um Dafug town.
• Finland contributes US$3.46 million towards WFP Cash and Voucher Programmes in Sudan that will assist 330,360 IDPs and refugees
● UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos and UNESCO Special Envoy Forest Whitaker traveled to Nairobi for the OCHA-IGAD HighLevel Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan and its impact on the Region. At the conference, $529 million in new funding was pledged to support the humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis.
● Bentiu site cleared: In Unity state, Mine Action teams worked on the Bentiu PoC extension site, declaring the area clear this week.
Security around Bentiu was unpredictable.
Food insecurity aggravated by chronic drought and negative coping strategies.
Chronic drought and floods aggravated by limited capacity.
Recent and former population displacement due to conflicts in neighboring CAR, Libya, Nigeria, and Sudan (security volatility around Chad).
Lack of functional health facilities and qualified medical staff (only 450 doctors for 13.2 million people), poor sanitation and limited access to clean water and basic services.
20,4 MILLIONS DE PERSONNES EN INSÉCURITÉ ALIMENTAIRE
5,8 MILLIONS D’ENFANTS SOUFFRANT DE MALNUTRITION AIGÜE
2,8 MILLIONS DE PERSONNES DÉPLACÉES
Aperçu de la situation
Une situation préoccupante persiste pour quelque 20 millions de personnes au Sahel. Les conflits récurrents, les conditions climatiques imprévisibles, les épidémies et d’autres chocs continuent d’affaiblir la résilience des ménages d’une région qui souffre toujours d’insécurité alimentaire et de malnutrition chroniques.
20.4 MILLION FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE
5.8 MILLION ACUTELY MALNOURISHED
2.8 MILLION PEOPLE DISPLACED
Grave concerns persist for some 20 million people in the Sahel. Recurrent conflict, erratic weather patterns, epidemics and other shocks continue to weaken the resilience of households across a region still suffering chronic levels of food insecurity and malnutrition.
Conflict and unfavourable climatic conditions remain the main drivers of food insecurity and displacement in the Eastern Africa region. Despite growing humanitarian needs, a difficult global humanitarian financing climate has forced humanitarian country teams in the region to prioritize response plans.
IPC confirms some 2.5 million people in South Sudan in Emergency and Crisis food insecurity, as economic pressure rises due to conflict.
UN Secretary-General calls on South Sudan leaders to expeditiously end the conflict.
Over 12,000 South Sudanese refugees registered in the region in January 2015.
Humanitarian funding for 2015 is ten times lower than at the same time in 2014.
Some $529 million pledged at High Level Event on South Sudan.
Three SRCS staff killed and one injured in an attack in Blue Nile State. The UN RC/HC strongly condemned the attack urging all parties to protect aid workers.
Ongoing verification exercises have confirmed the arrival of 38,600 newly displaced people mainly in North Darfur State, according to humanitarian organisations
By 5 February, 2,270 refugees from CAR arrived in Nyala, South Darfur, according to UNHCR .
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos and UNESCO Special Envoy Forest Whitaker arrived in Juba on 6 February to assess the humanitarian situation and call for peace and stability.
About 700 Sudanese refugees arrived in Yida, Unity State from Delami, Heban and Umdoreen counties in South Khordofan State. Most of the new arrivals are women and children.
Partners delivered vaccines and drugs to Jonglei and Warrap states to treat over 50,000 cattle.
Humanitarian organisations have verified more than 36,000 new IDPs in Darfur since December 2014, mainly in North Darfur.
Since 23 December 2014, more than 3,000 refugees from South Kordofan and Blue Nile have arrived at the Yida refugee site in South Sudan, UNHCR said.
Acute food insecurity persists among 3.5 million IDPs and host communities in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur - FEWS NET.
In Chad, 3.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. That is nearly one fourth of the 13,2 million population, signaling the high vulnerability levels throughout the country. Under-five mortality dropped between 2009 and 2012 but remains the third highest rate in the world.
Khartoum, 29 January 2015. The UK remains the largest donor to the Sudan CHF and has been a strong supporter since its inception in 2006, contributing over £300 million (US $525 million). UK funding to the CHF in 2014 ensured that over 35,000 children were treated for malnutrition and 91,500 internally displaced people were provided with agricultural supplies. The UK is the first donor to support the CHF in 2015; its valuable contribution comes at a critical time when humanitarian needs are set to increase as lean season approaches.