- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin | Issue 30 | 18 - 24 July 2016
- OCHA South Sudanese Influx into East Darfur Fact Sheet Issue 4, 11 Jul 2016
- Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union - United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (S/2016/587) [EN/AR], 1 Jul 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016 [EN/AR]
- Humanitarian Response Plan, Jan-Dec 2016 [EN/AR]
- Sudan El Niño Mitigation and Preparedness Plan, Feb 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Over 120 cases of Acute Jaundice Syndrome in Sortony, North Darfur.
Funding challenges for mobile health clinics supporting IDPs in Blue Nile State.
South Sudanese refugees in East Darfur to be relocated.
Almost 43,000 people affected by rains and flooding in parts of Sudan.
FIGURES 2016 HRP
Displaced people in Sudan (as of Dec 2015) - Up to 3.2 million
Displaced people in Darfur (as of Dec 2015) - Up to 2.6 million
Food consumption among people assisted through relief operations is showing some encouraging trends, but the situation remains critical for 10.2 million people in need of food assistance.
WFP currently needs USD 426 million to support 7.6 million drought affected people in 2016, USD 23 million to provide full rations to refugees hosted in Ethiopia and USD 16 million to ensure uninterrupted assistance through the Targeted Supplementary Programmefor the rest of 2016.
As a result of the Syrian crisis, the total number of refugees in Syria has decreased due to the volatile security situation in the country. However, UNHCR continues to receive a significant number of new requests from asylum seekers asking for UNHCR’s protection and assistance. The majority of these asylum seekers are not recent arrivals in Syria but have rather been present here for a number of years and are now seeking protection and/or assistance due to the continuing deterioration of the security situation in Syria.
As widely known, conflict is a leading cause of hunger – each famine in the modern era has been characterized by conflict. Hunger can also contribute to violence, and may act as a channel through which wider socio-economic and political grievances are expressed.
An elderly farmer was beaten by herders in South Darfur on Tuesday. MPs have called on Darfur farmers and herders to ‘avoid tension during the harvest season’.
Militants attacked and beat 70 year-old Mohammed Yunus Sanousi as he tended his farm at Abdos in Gireida locality.
Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that four militants riding horses, camels and donkeys attacked and beat the victim with sticks, injuring him on the head and the right hand.
The Sudanese government’s war of attrition in South Kordofan
The people of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan State are accustomed to hardship. Receiving little outside aid, they have managed to farm and survive despite the challenges of a protracted civil war with the Sudanese government. But that could be about to change.
On 13 June, the Humanitarian Country Team adopted its strategy on the centrality of protection, underlining that protection of affected populations is the responsibility of all humanitarian actors.
According to Yemeni refugees in Markazi camp, refugees return to Yemen only to attend urgent family matters. In general, refugees are fully aware that conditions in Yemen are not suitable for sustainable return.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, July 27, 2016) – A Sudanese man who fled war and persecution and was injured in riots in Manus Island in PNG has been secretly deported from Melbourne to Christmas Island.
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In 2016, WFP Sudan plans to assist 4.6 million affected people, of which 3.9 million reside in Darfur. Thus far, WFP has reached 2.4 million people or 52 percent of the people in need.
In June, WFP assisted 1.9 million people with general food assistance and 250,000 children under five and pregnant and nursing women with nutrition assistance.
Message from the Director
Following the end of the fighting between government security forces and armed opposition movements between January and April in the Jebel Marra region, which resulted in large internal displacements, 119,000 people returned to their homes in Jebel Mara, and the Government submitted a request to the humanitarian community for assistance to the returnees to stabilize the returns.
Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 7/26/2016 - 08:02 GMT
An Ethiopian was killed and six other migrants injured when clashes erupted on the outskirts of the migrant camp in France's northern port city of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.
A local government spokesman said migrants from Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia clashed with those from Afghanistan on Monday night, stabbing each other and hitting each other with sticks.
A 37-year-old Ethiopian died after being knifed in the chest, he said.
Police intervened several times in the clashes.
There is a significant increase in the number of students applying for secondary schools in camps north of Nyala in South Darfur, amid a shortage of schools. New displacement from Jebel Marra seems the main driver.
The camp coordinator of Otash camp told Radio Dabanga on Sunday that Otash has only one secondary school for all children in the camp against at least 15 primary schools. He estimated that more than 90,000 people live in Otash.
The cost of living in South Sudan sustained rising trends during the reporting month. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in June by 310% year-on-year, the highest in the world and historic ever recorded in the country. The recent fighting in Juba disrupted markets and trade, significantly reducing food availability and consequent remarkable increase in food prices in the capital to as high as 45-80% for legumes, 12-58% for cereals and up to 70-80% for fuel within one week following the cessation of hostilities.
Two children died of malnutrition on Thursday and many more are in danger among the displaced people taking refuge in the Lobe area, eight kilometres west of Deribat in East Jebel Marra.
About 2,500 people who fled from government attacks on Sorong, Rofta, and Boly in February, are reportedly suffering from difficult humanitarian conditions, with a lack of food and tents. Many of the children are malnourished.
Activists told Radio Dabanga that Hanan Babiker Eisa (8) and Ibrahim Hamid Jaafar (5) are the latest casualties.
Simona Foltyn in Kiir Adem
Government in South Sudan appeals to its people to stay, as hunger and violence force many to return to Sudan only five years after independence
To survive, there is no other option but to cross the river back to Sudan, says Ajak Adong, a mother of six, as she cooks a lunch of leaves. It’s all the family has been eating since arriving in the border town of Kiir Adem two months ago.