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30 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

23 Jul 2015 description
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• 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.

16 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

09 Jul 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

08 Jul 2015 description

CHAD

180 CASES OF MEASLES RECORDED

Around 180 cases of measles, including three deaths were reported in Abeche in the east of the country during the month of June. The outbreak is likely due to the return of gold miners from neighbouring Sudan, which is battling to contain its worst measles outbreak in recent years. A response plan is being implemented and the situation seems to be under control.

LIBERIA

3 CONFIRMED EBOLA CASES

08 Jul 2015 description

TCHAD

180 CAS DE ROUGEOLE ENREGISTRÉS

Environ 180 cas de rougeole, dont trois décès, ont été signalés en juin à Abéché dans l'est du pays. L'épidémie est probablement due au retour des mineurs du Soudan voisin, qui se bat pour contenir sa pire épidémie de rougeole au cours des dernières années. Un plan d'intervention est en cours et la situation semble être maîtrisée.

LIBERIA

3 CAS CONFIRMÉS D’EBOLA

02 Jul 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The influx of South Sudanese refugees to Sudan continues with over 31,000 refugees arriving in June alone, according to UNHCR

  • In East Darfur, aid agencies provide assistance to some 11,400 people affected by conflict in Abu Karinka and 800 in El Gidamia

  • Some 15,000 returnees to Central Darfur's Um Dukhun locality lack the most basic of services in their hometowns

  • In West Darfur, WFP’s food voucher programme in El Geneina IDP camps will assist some 70,000 people

30 Jun 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.

There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.

29 Jun 2015 description

A total of US $1.04 billion is required to meet the needs of some 5.4 million most vulnerable people as identified in the 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview. As of June 18, 2015, funding available stands at $342 million, approximately 34 per cent of total requirements needed, with unmet requirements standing at $662 million.

26 Jun 2015 description

As one of the world’s least developed and most fragile countries, Chad is beset by multiple, overlapping humanitarian crises, all in the context of a harsh and worsening climate, acute poverty, and weak infrastructure.

Food insecurity and malnutrition affect millions of people, particularly in the Sahelian belt.

Successive waves of instability and conflict in neighboring countries have caused large-scale population movements into Chad, which now hosts the seventh highest number of refugees worldwide.

25 Jun 2015 description

Displacement and conflict

Around 1.542 million people are internally displaced in South Sudan, and over 546,000 have crossed borders and become refugees. About 106,228 people have fled Burundi, and about 25,000 have left Yemen (where 1 million people are internally displaced)3 for Djibouti and Somalia. Areas of conflict in South Sudan and Yemen remain very difficult for humanitarian organizations to access, pushing more to cross borders in search of assistance.

Increase in mostly South Sudanese and Burundian refugees

25 Jun 2015 description
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• Refugee influx from South Sudan continues with over 15,600 people crossing the border between 4-17 June, according to UNHCR.

• Aid agencies continue to assist some 23,000 IDPs in Saiyah administrative unit in Mellit locality, North Darfur.

• People displaced from Central Darfur’s Funga Suk area of North Jebel Marra locality to IDP camps in Zalingei need assistance.

• In Blue Nile, an estimated 8,600 people fled their homes due to fighting in the Wedabok area, Bau locality, according to HAC.

18 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Africa, Kenya and AU put forward own peace plans and initiatives for South Sudan in addition to new IGAD proposal.

  • Fighting in South Sudan now affecting five out of the ten states. Over 28,000 South Sudanese refugees (a 40 per cent increase since April) received in neighbouring countries in the last two months.

  • Food security expected to deteriorate in eastern parts of the Horn region from JuneAugust while average August harvests are expected in the western sector of the Horn.

18 Jun 2015 description
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As of 24 May, over 2,500 measles cases, with 38 deaths, have been reported in Sudan, according to the Ministry of Health

According HAC, as of 4 June 2,825 families (about 16,818 people) were registered in Ed Damazine and El Roseires localities after being relocated from Bau locality in Blue Nile

Aid agencies are responding to the humanitarian needs of the 24,000 displaced people in Guldo town, West Jebel Marra locality, Central Darfur

17 Jun 2015 description

In June 2011, children in Sudan’s Geissan locality, Blue Nile State, were eager to return to school after the long summer holidays. For Amel Sadig, 10 years old, this was supposed to be the start of her educational journey.

Becoming educated in poor rural areas of Sudan can be a child’s best route out of poverty. But when violence broke out in several areas in Blue Nile state in 2011, thousands of families, including Amel’s, were forced to flee their villages and settle around Ed Damazine and other towns in the state. Thousands of children were forced to stop their education.