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24 May 2016 description

Market Highlights

  • The US$/SSP exchange rates exhibited daily fluctuations for the better part of April 2016. The local currency gained slight ground against the USD in the intervening period of signing of the Compromise Peace Agreement in the last two weeks of April, only to resume loosing trends thereafter and was exchanging at SSP 36-39/1$ in third week of May in the black market. The persistent shortage of dollars continued to dis-incentivize imports into the country during the reporting month.

24 May 2016 description

Key Outcomes for the Worst affected Area

Food consumption: South Kordofan: Most people meet their food needs by using some coping strategies such as reducing meals. Over 50% of the internally displaced people (IDPs) are receiving food aid.

North Kordofan: poor food consumption due to Poor production resulted from poor rains this year and the weak purchasing power, 41% of the population have poor access to food.

Central Darfur: 28% of the population suffer from food consumption shortage due to poor production.

24 May 2016 description
report Government of Sudan

Highlights:

  • Estimated areas to be cultivated for season 2016/ 2017 is 42.1 million feddans .

  • The lean period for this season began in March, unusually due to the impact of El Nino .

  • Cereal prices curve was higher by 25 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year, while the prices of animals decreased by 20%.

  • The growing influx of refugees from South Sudan, their number reached 221.322

  • Nutrition situation: high incidence of malnutrition in some States.

24 May 2016 description

Background

Kornoi is one of the three localities of Dar Zaghawa (Um Buru, Tina and Kornoi). Kornoi locality identified as the main return area and to assess the situation of the returnees, several return monitoring missions conducted during 2015 to the area and mission reports shared with all stakeholders, which helped a lot in planning of many interventions in Kornoi locality,

This mission came as recommendation of the previous missions to visit the remaining areas in the locality in special those can be reach from Um Buru.

24 May 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

60 MILLION people affected globally at present.

32 MILLION people food insecure in Southern Africa.

10.2 MILLION people in Ethiopia need emergency food assistance.

50 PERCENT crop losses in Haiti due to El Niño-influenced drought.

HIGHLIGHTS

24 May 2016 description

From 18 to 19 May, 2016, UNAMID’s Sector South Geospatial, Information & Telecommunications Technologies Section, in collaboration with the Mission’s Civil Affairs and Water and Environment Sections, organized a two-day special training course on Global Information, Positioning System and Global Geophysical Science for 20 students and scholars from the University of Nyala, south Darfur.

24 May 2016 description

On 18 May 2016, UNAMID’s Police component and Civil Affairs Section concluded a one-month training programme for 150 internally displaced women on the manufacturing of fuel-efficient stoves at Abuzer Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in El Geneina, West Darfur. The project, which is part of the Mission’s Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) programme, is a joint effort with the Sudan Red Crescent Society (SRCS) and is aimed at protecting the environment as well as minimizing possible security risks which displaced women are exposed to while collecting firewood.

24 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Refugees in Yida camp, South Sudan, continue to suffer from the lack of aid. The people who have fled from Sudan's Nuba Mountains are facing the start of the rainy season without shelter and plastic sheets.

On Monday, a number of refugees in Yida, close to the border with Sudan, told Radio Dabanga that the majority of the camp residents have been living in the open during the past days.

“They suffer from the torrential rains and the winds,” one refugee said. “The winds cause a lot of material losses. Most tents have collapsed.”

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

· Food stocks are stretched and WFP requires USD 117 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees, particularly in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

· Deteriorating food and nutrition security, driven by high food prices and the declining economic situation is affecting South Sudanese across the country.

24 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

May 23 - 2016 KABKABIYA

A lack of water threatens the displaced people sheltering in Sortony, next to a Unamid base, where militia members have blocked the roads for people and transport for nearly three weeks.

The Kabkabiya-Sortony road blockade entered its 17th day on Sunday, a camp coordinator in Kabkabiya locality told Radio Dabanga. Militiamen deny the displaced exit from Sortony to gather firewood, and there is a sharp decrease in the number of consumer goods at the site, the coordinator reported.

23 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Approximately 5.8 million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance, the 2016 HNO reports

  • Ongoing insecurity continues to constrain access and needs verification in Jebel Marra

  • More than 4 million people will face at least Crisis levels of food insecurity between March and September 2016

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 May 2016 description

On 19 May 2016, UNAMID`s Gender Advisory Unit, Sector West, in partnership with the Ministry of Local Governance , inaugurated the El-Humairaa Basic School for girls at Ardamata Administrative Unit in El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur. The project is part of the Mission’s Quick Impact Project (QIPs) aimed at creating a conducive learning environment and at increasing the school enrolment rate of children in the area.

23 May 2016 description

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Monday 5/23/2016 - 11:31 GMT

Arab tribesmen shot dead eight ethnic minority villagers as they prayed in a revenge killing in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, a medic and a tribal leader said on Monday.

Two children were among five villagers wounded in the Sunday evening attack on a mosque in Arzini in West Darfur.

"There are eight bodies in the mortuary," a medic from the main hospital in West Darfur state capital Geneina told AFP on condition of anonymity.

23 May 2016 description

I’m pleased to introduce the latest edition of Voices of Darfur, which highlights UNAMID’s ongoing efforts to facilitate lasting peace in the region.

23 May 2016 description
  • 93,054 Total new arrivals from South Sudan

  • 75,056 camp and reception centre population

  • 17,998 non-camp population

22 May 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 21, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s opposition alliance of the Future Forces of Change (FFC) has expressed optimism that it could reach an agreement with the national dialogue mechanism known as “7+7” on how to deal with the outcome of the dialogue conference.

The internal dialogue conference was inaugurated in Khartoum on October 10th ,2015 amid large boycott from the major political and armed opposition.

Last month, FFC and the 7+7 committee held discussions in and agreed to hold a series of meetings to reach joint understanding on peace and dialogue issues.

22 May 2016 description
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Khartoum, 22 May 2016. The Humanitarian Country Team in Sudan today expressed shock and disappointment at the de facto expulsion by the Government of Sudan of one of its senior UN officials, the Head of Office of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Ivo Freijsen.