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23 Oct 2016 description
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October 23rd, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed a relief intervention for the victims of flash floods in Hameshkorieb, Kassala Province, eastern Sudan, by providing nonfood aid worth $50,000 for 500 worsthit families.

From August through October 2016, QRCS's mission in Sudan distributed diverse aid including 1,500 straw sheets, 1000 blankets, 1000, water containers, 1000 mosquito nets, 1000 mats, 500 tarpaulins, and 500 sets of kitchenware.

21 Oct 2016 description

The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US $20-million equity investment in Rx Healthcare Fund (RxHF) to help improve healthcare delivery across the continent.

21 Oct 2016 description

Outbreak continues in Mauritania and could develop in Sudan

A Desert Locust outbreak continues in western Mauritania where groups of mature adults are present, and egg-laying and hatching are underway, causing early instar hopper groups and small bands to form. Ground control operations are in progress and have treated nearly 6,500 ha since the beginning of the campaign.

In Morocco, solitarious adults are present in the Adrar Settouf area of the extreme south as well as further north along the southern side of the Atlas Mountains.

21 Oct 2016 description

318,816 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.649 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 18 October
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

21 Oct 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Secure housing, care, guardianship, family reunification

(Calais, October 21, 2016) – France and the United Kingdom should ensure that all unaccompanied children in informal migrant camps in Calais receive adequate accommodation and care before the camps are demolished, Human Rights Watch said today.

20 Oct 2016 description

Abéché – L’une des priorités adressée par le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés, le HCR, depuis l’installation des Soudanais ayant le conflit dans leur pays dans l’Est du Tchad, a été d’assurer un accès adéquat à l’eau potable.

20 Oct 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

In the week from 10 to 16 October, 717 refugees and migrants crossed the sea to Greece from Turkey – a slight decrease from the 898 who crossed the previous week.

19 Oct 2016 description

Over 251,835 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan

  • Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan

* Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have received 2,496 (IOM)

18 Oct 2016 description

Location Information

State: Unity State

County: Mayom

Payam: Wangbour

Boma: Pibor

GPS Coordinates: E029 07’’43.72 N09 08’21.13’’

Situation Overview

DRC conducted needs assessment in late July and reported to the SFP and the national cluster who requested a mobile partner to go and conduct a deeper sector specific needs assessments.

18 Oct 2016 description

Regional mixed migration summary for September 2016 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.


18 Oct 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Residents in West Kordofan, as well as their livestock, are suffering from a lack of drinking water, as there are not enough pumping stations operative in Khuwei locality.

A villager in Awlad Bakhit reported about the situation to Radio Dabanga. “There are about 15 villages without a single water pump working. Those people and their livestock have to depend on drinking water from reservoirs.”

He expressed hope that the authorities will address the problem and provide water for both people and livestock.

17 Oct 2016 description

Women and men access, use, and benefit from water differently; yet due to existing gender disparities, their relationship to water is often unequal.

In many households, women are the primary users and managers of water for domestic activities, including cooking, cleaning, subsistence agriculture, health and sanitation; men primarily use water resources for income-generating activities such as irrigation for cash crops or supporting livestock.