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21 Aug 2017 description

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom has contributed £4.5 million (US$5.8 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide essential food assistance to nearly 370,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Darfur for two months.

The Department for International Development (DFID) contribution will allow WFP to support IDPs through cash-based transfers, which will provide people with vouchers and e-cards so they can buy food and essential supplies of their choice at contracted local traders.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two boys died in heavy rainfall that hit Central and North Darfur on Thursday. At least 80 displaced families in Nierteti, south-west of Jebel Marra, lost their homes.

“On Thursday morning, torrential rains and the ensuing floods in Nierteti led to the drowning of nine-year-old Ameer Yahya,” a Nierteti camp sheikh told Radio Dabanga.

“The rains led to the destruction of about 50 shelters in the northern Nierteti camps, and about 30 homes in the three southern camps, El Salam, Khor Ramla, and Garsila,” he said.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Fifteen people died of cholera while 18 others have been infected in Murnei, West Darfur, in the past three days. The disease made its first appearance in the southern part of El Mahas in Northern State.

A sheikh in Murnei camp for displaced people told this station that five people died of cholera on Tuesday, four died on Wednesday and six on Thursday. “Eighteen people are now in the isolation ward in the camp.”

19 Aug 2017 description

1,986,025* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

560,688* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 July

275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July

Regional Highlights

19 Aug 2017 description

A la veille de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, Filippo Grandi rend hommage aux employés humanitaires qui ont perdu la vie dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions, en venant en aide aux personnes dans le besoin à travers le monde.

Par UNHCR Staff

GENEVE – Le chef du HCR a rendu hommage aujourd’hui « au courage et à la détermination » des travailleurs humanitaires qui risquent leur vie quotidiennement pour apporter une aide aux personnes affectées par les violences à travers le monde, et qui sont souvent eux-mêmes des cibles.

18 Aug 2017 description

The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict adopted its fifth conclusion on the situation of children and armed conflict in Sudan on June 14, 2017. The conclusions are based on the Secretary-General’s (SG) report.

18 Aug 2017 description

On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi pays tribute to humanitarians who have lost their lives helping people in need worldwide.

GENEVA – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today honoured the “commitment and spirit” of humanitarian workers who daily risk their lives to care for those affected by violence worldwide, and who are often targets themselves.

18 Aug 2017 description

Our methodology uses 9 indicators, grouped under 3 categories:

  • Access of humanitarian actors to affected population

  • Access of people in need to humanitarian aid

  • Security and physical constraints Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.

Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.

18 Aug 2017 description
report Sudan Consortium

There are currently four major refugee camps, Kaya, Yousif Batil, Gendirasa and Doro, in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan, mainly hosting refugees from Sudan's Blue Nile (BN) State. By mid-2016, the four camps were estimated to host 130,000 refugees in a highly militarised and tense context “with 60,000 frustrated Mabanese, about 17,000 IDPs, at least six armed militias and not nearly enough food”. By 31 May 2017, it was estimated that the camps had 141,341 refugees.

18 Aug 2017 description

119, ARRIVALS BY SEA IN 2017

363, 401 ARRIVALS IN 2016

2,410 DEAD/MISSING

18 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Farmers in Sudan’s El Gedaref state, which is highly important for the country’s agricultural output, have warned of increasing conflicts between pastoralists and farmers in the state, terming the phenomenon ‘a ticking time bomb’.

Speaking at a symposium organised by the El Shoroug Forum in El Gedaref on Saturday, engineer Mustafa El Sayed called on the authorities to search for appropriate solutions.

18 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Singa Hospital in Sudan’s Sennar received 16 new cases of cholera during the first half of this week. A woman has died before she could be transferred to hospital, and nine others were infected with cholera at El Matateib in North Delta locality in Sudan’s Kassala state.

A medical source told Radio Dabanga that most of the cases in Sennar came from Um Benin village southeast of the city except for two cases from El Dindir and El Souki.

From Saturday to Monday, 26 cases of cholera arrived from Um Benin village.

18 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

More than a million South Sudanese refugees have now crossed the border into Uganda in what is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Analysts say the chances of forging peace are becoming slimmer and so the war and the flow of desperate people is set to continue, further straining an already struggling aid operation.

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18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).

Representation at the ATCR