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29 Jun 2016 description
report Sudan Consortium

The Sudan Consortium has been working with a group of trusted local Sudanese partners who have been monitoring human rights violations committed against the civilian population in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile since the current conflict began in 2011.1 We believe that this information provides strong evidence that civilians are being directly and deliberately targeted by the Sudanese government in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile as all the attacks referred to in this report were launched against areas that were clearly identifiable as civilian in character.

29 Jun 2016 description

June 29th, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is pursuing its Ramadan Iftar program in 13 countries, at a total cost of QR 7,839,000, distributing Ramadan Iftar meals and food packages to poor families in Syria, Iraq, and Sudan.

In Syria, QRCS and Social Development International (SDI) have implemented a Ramadan Iftar project in Rif Dimashq, distributing 2,000 meals per day in four districts.

Other benefits of the project include running a number of catering hubs, creating jobs, and purchasing all materials from the local market.

29 Jun 2016 description

More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country

Joint FAO-UNICEF-WFP News Release

29 June 2016, Juba - Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan - well over one-third of the population - will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, and the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies warned today.

29 Jun 2016 description

Sorghum, millet, and wheat are the most important food commodities in northern Sudan. Sorghum is the staple food for the majority of poor households in central and eastern Sudan regions while millet is the main staple food for majority of households in Darfur and some parts of Kordofan regions in western Sudan.

29 Jun 2016 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • In 2016, WFP plans to assist 3.8 million affected people and has thus far reached 2.5 million people or 68 percent of the people.

  • Humanitarian needs have increased as a result of the South Sudanese refugees, El Niño, and Jebel Marra crises in the country this year. In response, WFP plans to increase food and nutrition assistance to those affected following a budget revision which aims at increasing the number of those targeted from 5.2 million to 5.9 million.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Food consumption among people assisted through relief operations is showing some encouraging trends, but the situation remains critical for 10.2 million people in need of food assistance.

  • WFP currently needs USD 426 million to support 7.6 million drought affected people in 2016, and USD 27 million to provide full rations to refugees hosted in Ethiopia for the rest of 2016.

28 Jun 2016 description

Sudan - A new Rapid Response Fund (RRF) grant of USD 202,230 has been allocated to the NGO Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH) to provide emergency shelters and non-food relief items to over 1,400 vulnerable families recently displaced from Chad to the Um Dukhun locality in Central Darfur.

The RRF is a USAID/OFDA emergency funding mechanism managed by IOM designed to respond to the most urgent needs of newly displaced populations.

28 Jun 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 222,291 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 26 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain. Deaths in the Mediterranean so far this year are 2,888, compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015.

28 Jun 2016 description
report European Union
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The Government of Sudan has announced a unilateral cessation of hostilities of four months in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

It follows a similar gesture by the Sudan Revolutionary Front in April 2016, when they declared a unilateral truce of six months. It is imperative now that both parties respect their commitments. An end to fighting would ease the suffering of the local populations and help improve the environment for dialogue leading to a political solution.

28 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

In Darfur, fighting between government forces and armed movements has continued in recent years, lately in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur. This continues to severely impact civilians, notably women and children. Inter-tribal tensions also continue to trigger conflict, which causes displacement of civilians and disruption of basic services. Conflict also prevents the return of displaced people to their areas of origin. Access to some areas, including where there is active conflict, remains denied by parties to the conflict.

28 Jun 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 27, 2016 (BOR) - A number of humanitarian agencies are currently supporting large numbers of South Sudanese returnees to engage in food production in Jonglei state.

At least 80% of the populations in Twic East county are fully engaged in agriculture as part of efforts to avert food crisis.

The commissioner of Twic East county, Dau Akoi, said his administration had earlier threatened to restrict humanitarian support for people considered to be idle.

28 Jun 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

une 27 - 2016 SHANGIL TOBAYA

The displaced of camp Shaddad in North Darfur’s Shangil Tobaya staged a sit-in protest to demand improved security, when a delegation of UNAMID leadership visited the camp on Sunday morning.

A coordinator of camp Shaddad told Radio Dabanga that about 18,000 displaced people participated in the sit-in, which greeted the UNAMID delegation which came from the state capital of EL Fasher.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

177,500: IDPs in sites and host families reached out by UNHCR protection monitoring in 36 sub prefectures and Bangui in 2016

3,001: IDP households a received Core Relief Items (CRI) kits since January 2016

770: GBV survivors received in listening centers in 14 sub prefectures benefited from psychosocial support and medical referrals in addition to income generating activities for the most vulnerable.