- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 04 | 19 - 25 January 2015
- OCHA: Periodic Funding Analysis - January 2015
- UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2015
Appeals & Funding
On the 24th, 25th and 26th January 2015 the Rapid Support Forces burned three villages and large acres of farming land in FANGA area.
On the 25th January a group from the Raid Support Forces on Horses and Camels back, who were ambushed by the SLA/AW in SORONG area on the 23rd January, and retreated from the battle field, they attacked KAYTEE village and looted 85 head of Caws, and killed Abdo-Al-Rahman Yahya and Mustafa Mussa Adam in TAKOMOA village and looted 150 head of Caws and 30 Donkeys.
• An estimated 3,000 children associated with the Cobra Faction are being released in Greater Pibor following a peace agreement between the Government of South Sudan and the leader of the Faction. The first group of 249 children was released this week and phased releases of the other children will occur over the coming month. UNICEF and partners are supporting the children with immediate interim care – shelter, clothing, basic health care, education and psychosocial support as well family tracing and reunification.
29 January 2015 - The World Health Organization deplores the recent attacks on health staff and health facilities in Afghanistan, Sudan and Yemen, and expresses deep concern about the serious implications of these attacks on patients, medical personnel and health infrastructure.
In countries where violence is ongoing, repeated and targeted attacks on health care workers and health facilities have severe immediate and long-term consequences on health systems and result in even larger numbers of people continuing to suffer illness or injury without access to medical care.
KHARTOUM, Jan 30 (KUNA) -- Volunteers of Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRSC) Friday distributed humanitarian supplies for hundreds of refugees from South Sudan who fled the conflict in their country to Southern Sudan.
Relief supplies were distributed to tens of families, whose needs were previously determined in coordination with the Sudanese Red Crescent, said Khaled Al-Mutairi, KRSC's Crises Management Coordinator.
On the 29th of January morning, armed men on a land-cruiser car, stopped a minibus transporting UNAMIS staff from Zalingei market to the super camp and kidnapped two passengers who are working as pilots for UNAMID helicopters. The kidnappers drove to the northern direction of Zalingei
on 28th January Antonov and MIG fighters heavily bombarded Golo area, Garo village, burning a large area of farms, destroying water wells and killing Israa Ibrahim Mohammeda (child) and Ibrahim Gandoul.
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.
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.
Fighting in the war-torn Nuba Mountains in Sudan has led to an increase in the number of Sudanese refugees fleeing to South Sudan in the last month, our teams on the ground report.
Purpose and scope
The purpose of this study is, first, to understand the impact of a decade of conflict on the cereal trade in Darfur; second, to understand the impact of a decade of humanitarian food assistance on the cereal trade in Darfur; and third, to explore the influence of government policy. The study has been carried out in all five Darfur states. It describes the state of the cereal market in 2014, for millet, sorghum and wheat.
UNICEF is requesting US$116.9 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children in Sudan.
SECRETARY-GENERAL | BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
29 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the reported aerial bombardment and destruction of villages in the Golo locality of Central Darfur, and expressed concern over the worsening security situation, which has seen thousands of civilians displaced.
The Sudanese Air Force resumed its air raids on areas west of Jebel Marra on Wednesday afternoon. Seven people were injured, and a number of houses destroyed in the area of Darsa and Sur Reng, a stronghold of the Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW).
Mustafa Tambour, the military spokesman for the SLM-AW, told Dabanga that the aerial attacks also resulted in the killing of livestock. “The residents of the area fled into the mountains.”
Militiamen assaulted ten young women in Gireida locality, South Darfur on Wednesday. They beat and whipped them severely, and gang-raped one of them. On Tuesday, gunmen in military uniforms ambushed a commercial vehicle in Tawila locality, North Darfur. On the same day, bus passengers were robbed of all their belongings in Abu Jubaiha locality, South Kordofan.
A relative of the rape victim told Dabanga that the women were attacked by a group of gunmen on Wednesday afternoon while they were collecting firewood at Um Bitein, 3 km south of Gireida town.
29 January 2015
Sudan and South Sudan's Merging conflicts
The conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan are increasingly merged. Halting drift toward a Uganda-Sudan proxy war on the Sudan-South Sudan border requires better coordination by regional organisations and more engagement by influential outside powers, notably China and the U.S., including via the UN Security Council. A UN-imposed arms embargo, improved border monitoring, and a UN panel of experts mandated to study the funding of South Sudan’s war are needed.
Military Attacks on Civilians, Deepening Repression as World Turns Away
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.
The Brussels-based section of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today announces (29 Jan) that it has been forced to close its operations in Sudan after access to people in greatest need of humanitarian assistance was systematically blocked by the Sudanese authorities.