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23 Feb 2017 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed two generous contributions totalling €8 million from European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), enabling WFP to provide food assistance to refugees, nutritional support to mothers and children and continue operation of the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan.

23 Feb 2017 description

On 19 February 2017, UNAMID handed over building and education materials to Mujamma Khalawi Li Takhfidzil Quran wal Dirosah School in El Geneina, West Darfur.

Items given included 80 roofing sheets for the school as well as stationery and books for 350 students. Some 300 students also received clothes.

The handover facilitated by UNAMID’s Indonesian peacekeepers falls within the Mission’s mandate to promote peace through education.

22 Feb 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Militiamen threaten camp residents of Sortony in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, causing insecurity for people venturing out of the camp for displaced people. A shortage of teachers and classrooms poses a disadvantage for the displaced children.

A coordinator for the camps in Kabkabiya locality told Radio Dabanga that the displaced in Sortony currently live in “a state of siege by militants”. “They prevent them by force of arms from going out to collect firewood.

22 Feb 2017 description

On 10 February 2017, UNAMID concluded a five-day first-aid training programme, attended by 36 participants in El Geneina, West Darfur. The programme was run by the Mission's Bangladeshi Medical Section and counted health workers, teachers from Krinding and Ardamata camps for the internally displaced as well as representatives of the Faculty of Health Science, El Geneina University, as participants. It aimed at enhancing participants' knowledge on first aid for common health conditions and medical emergencies.

22 Feb 2017 description

13,170 arrivals by sea in 2017

272 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 19 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016

22 Feb 2017 description
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‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

21 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

2
Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

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Jordan is the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93
Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

1 in 5
Refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan receive cash assistance to help meet essential needs like shelter and food

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

21 Feb 2017 description

By Evelyne Karanja

NAIROBI, 21 February 2017 – Already grappling with an extended dry spell, countries in Greater Horn of Africa are bracing for an even deeper drought, with the approach of the traditional March to May rainy season offering little cause for comfort.

Exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon, below-average rainfall is worsening food security and water availability, straining the resilience of communities across the region.

21 Feb 2017 description

This is a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sudan and South Sudan, a cross-party parliamentary group promoting the cause of peace, human rights, justice and development for the people of Sudan and South Sudan. The report collects over 40 pieces of written evidence and 10 hours of oral hearings to make constructive recommendations for the UK Government, seeking to influence and inform the UK Government’s engagement with its Sudanese counterpart.

20 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

75,271
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 Jan

1,509,462
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 January 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

262,560
Refugees in South Sudan

1.853 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,862 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • 5.6 million people will be in need of humanitarian assistance, under the 2017 Humanitarian Requirement Document. 2.7 million children, pregnant and breast-feeding women will be in need of specialized nutritious food.

  • The relief operation urgently need funding to provide critical food assistance to the drought affected population in the Somali Region.

Operational Updates

20 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

655,732 Syrians registered with UNHCR in Jordan, half children growing up in exile

61,405 Iraqis registered with UNHCR in Jordan, half originating from the Baghdad Governorate

38,000 Work permits issued over the past year to Syrians in a livelihoods initiative supported

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan

20 Feb 2017 description

The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are very concerned that critical shortages in food assistance are affecting some 2 million refugees in 10 countries across Africa.

The shortages could worsen in coming months without new resources to meet food needs.

20 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 14,162 Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 86 Households provided with cash grants

  • 1,288,598 NFIs distributed

  • 1,671 Shelters distributed

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 496,420

Funding

USD 214,400,000 requested

HIGHLIGHTS

20 Feb 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

The medical director of the Dongola Specialist Hospital in northern Sudan reports that the hospital admitted 20 cases of watery diarrhoea last week.

On Thursday, Dr Moataz El Amin said in a press statement that the hospital received 20 people suffering from acute watery diarrhoea from the El Gaab valley, west of Dongola, where private miners are seeking for gold.

He said that the Dongola health authorities moved to El Gaab to curb the spread of the disease among the miners by water chlorination and distributing “protective pills”.