- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 40 | 28 September – 4 October 2015
- FEWSNET: Food Security Outlook Update September 2015
- Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei (S/2015/700)
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
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President Omar al-Bashir launched talks in Khartoum Saturday on Sudan's ailing economy and the insurgencies in its border regions, despite a boycott by mainstream opposition and rebel groups.
Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, announced the dialogue in January 2014 but spent more than a year making preparations and negotiating conditions with opposition groups.
733,312 Total number of refugees
36,939 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
52.7% Percentage of women and girls
59.6% Percentage of Children
Welcome to the October issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website, and are also available through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS).
Continuing El Niño drives increased food insecurity across many regions
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Heavy rainfall may trigger flooding in Central America and West Africa
A secondary school student was shot in Aradeiba camp for the displaced in Central Darfur's Garsila today.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, camp sheikh reported that at about 1 am on Thursday morning, an unidentified gunman suddenly opened fire on a group of youngsters who were chatting together in one of the camp streets.
“Secondary school student Abulgasem Siddig Mousa was hit and taken to Garsila Hospital. He died some hours later,” he said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $86 million in food assistance through the UN World Food Program (WFP) to help feed millions of displaced and food-insecure people in Sudan. Of the $86 million, $75 million will be used to provide more than 69,000 metric tons of U.S. food and $11 million to provide food vouchers and support the local procurement of specialized nutrition products. The new contribution brings the total U.S. Government contribution of food assistance for Sudan to $170 million this year.
FAO seeks $6M to assist 125,000 families facing increased risk of food insecurity and malnutrition in Sudan.
GAM rate in North Darfur’s Ailliet locality stands at 25.3%, which is above the emergency threshold of 15%.
Over 1,000 malaria cases— including 7 deaths—were reported in West Darfur.
Some 13,500 IDPs forced to seek medical services at the UNAMID hospital in Labado, due to lack of medical personnel at the local clinic.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Plantings delayed due to insufficient rains at beginning of cropping season
Prices of millet and sorghum remained mostly stable in recent months
Continued assistance is required to improve access to food and protect livelihoods of food-insecure and vulnerable people, including refugees and returnees
MoS Sean Sherlock, Minister Charles Flanagan, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Ireland, 2015,
Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D, & Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., Announce Additional €3 million Humanitarian Assistance Funding for South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi.
October 7, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Joint Boundary Commission (JBC) between Sudan and South Sudan has met in Addis Ababa under the auspices of the African Union Border Program (AUBP).
Claimed and disputed areas of the Sudan and South Sudan border include Abyei, 14-Mile area, Joudat Al-Fakhar, Jebel al-Migainais, Kaka, and Kafia Kingi enclave (Hofrat al-Nahas).
Since the South Sudan independence the agreed border between the two countries is not yet demarcated (marked on the ground). Also, talks between the two sides continue to delimit the remaining 20% disputed boundary.
Protection at the heart of humanitarian action
Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
A man was stabbed to death in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur on Monday. A mother and her son sustained serious injuries in an attack in Kabkabiya. On Tuesday, a displaced woman was wounded in North Darfur’s El Sareif Beni Hussein, when three men attempted to rape her.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a listener reported from El Fasher that unknown assailants stabbed Salaheldin Abaker Yahya at the town’s El Mawaeshi market. “They fled the scene after he died.”
The Minister of Agriculture of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) has expressed concern about a food shortage in the region as a result of the delayed and sparse rainfall this year.
DRA Minister El Sadig Yousef Zakaria told Radio Dabanga on Tuesday that North and West Darfur are affected most. “The farms in South, Central, and East Darfur certainly needed more rain, but the situation is not too bad.”
The Central Darfur Minister of Health has reported nine cases of haemorrhagic fever in the state.
Minister Eisa Mohamed Mousa told reporters in the Central Darfur capital of Zalingei on Tuesday that nine people suspected to be afflicted by haemorrhagic fever reached the state’s hospitals recently. Four of them died.