- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 12 | 16 – 22 March 2015
- OCHA Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund | CHF - Basic facts and figures
- Special report of the Secretary-General on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (S/2015/163)
Appeals & Funding
Khartoum, Sudan | | Saturday 3/28/2015 - 20:22 GMT
Sudanese rebels said they captured a garrison in conflict-hit South Kordofan and killed 54 troops Saturday, with the army denying the claim.
Khartoum has been battling the Sudan People's Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in the southern Blue Nile and South Kordofan states since 2011.
The SPLA-N "attacked and liberated Habila town garrison" in the north of South Kordofan on Saturday, with retreating government troops leaving 54 dead behind them, SPLA-N spokesman Arnu Lodi said in a statement.
March 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government and a number of Darfur rebel commanders led by Mohamedain Ismail Bashar, a former operation commander of the Sudan Liberation Movement -Minni Minnawi, signed a peace agreement in the Chadian capital Ndjamena on Friday.
Bashar’s group is composed of several dissident rebel commanders who on 7 October 2014 accused their leader of nepotism, corruption and illegal detention of some leading members. Two weeks later, Minnawi sacked four commander and accused them of treason and communication with the enemy.
This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation.
The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.
The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:
Fevers and other diseases as a result of malnutrition have spread among internally displaced people living near Mashrou Abu Zeid in East Jebel Marra. In addition to that, drinking water is scarce in the area in Darfur.
Villagers of Wadi Barkroi reported to Radio Dabanga that malnutrition is common among the approximately 3,000 displaced people, and that fevers spread quickly. The 201 displaced families in Wadi Ashara, north-east of Mashrou Abu Zeid, witness the same spread of diseases.
Ensuring the success of the prepositioning exercise remains a top priority to support the sustainable delivery of food assistance in the coming rainy season. WFP has prepositioned approximately 42,000 mt of food commodities, representing 40% achievement against plans. The augmentation of trucking capacity, especially from the Sudan Corridor, is anticipated to accelerate the exercise, but challenges related to insecurity are significant.
KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya, March 27 (UNHCR) – Naomi Chol studied at a school funded and supported by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, but the 16-year-old from South Sudan has become a celebrity herself in a Kenyan refugee camp.
"Everywhere I go, people call me and come to shake my hand," she tells visitors to Kakuma camp where she studied in a school known locally as the Angelina Jolie Primary School. It was set up by the UNHCR Special Envoy in 2002 to cater for girls with special protection needs.
The partners of the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI), including Member States, IGAD, Development Partners, UN agencies, non-state actors (NSAs) and members of the private sector actors, committed to ending drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa, held the 3 rd IDDRSI Platform General Assembly meeting on 27 th March 2014 at the Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting was opened and chaired by H.E. Hon. Dr. Gebregziabeher Gebreyohannis Minister of State for Livestock, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The meeting was attended by Hon.
By Sharon Lukunka
Water, perhaps one of the most precious resources in Darfur, is one of the key non-political drivers of the ongoing conflict across the region. Since agriculture forms the mainstay of the economy here, reduced rainfall in this region of Sudan has led to insufficient sources of water and heightened clashes between local communities, especially farmers and pastoralists, resulting in loss of life, property and, in some cases, large population displacements.
87 families, who fled from villages in East Jebel Marra to the Shaddad camp for the displaced, near Shangil Tobaya in Tawila locality, are still living in the open, without assistance.
“They arrived from the villages of Dubo, Falouja, and Sawani, which were attacked by government forces two months ago,” a Shaddad camp resident explained to Radio Dabanga.
“The families are living in the open, without food or cover, until now”, he said, calling on the North Darfur authorities and relief organisations to provide assistance to the newly displaced “as soon as possible”.
East Jabal Marra 18th March
A group of Rapid Support Forces (RSF) attacked, looted, burned and beat up civilians in Shelow village, as a result some of the civilians escaped up the mountains and others were displaced to Dobo-Alomda area.
West Jabal Marra 18th March
On their way back from Karang local market, Adam Eisa and Haroun Adam were attacked by around twenty (25) RSF members, killing Adam Haroun. They severely injured Adam Eisa and looted their belongings.
North Darfur Mellit town 19th March
25 mars 2015 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de solidarité avec les membres du personnel de l'ONU détenus ou porté disparus, le Secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon a demandé aux États Membres concernés de remettre immédiatement en liberté tous les fonctionnaires de l'Organisation et les membres du personnel associé qu'ils détiennent illégalement.
March 25, 2015 (NYALA) - The number of the victims of last Sunday’s clashes between the Falata and Salamat tribes in South Darfur has risen to 100 dead and wounded in conjunction with widespread deadly tribal clashes in several areas of the restive region.
Twenty one people from Falata were killed and 45 others injured while 16 Salamat tribesmen were killed and 25 others wounded in the clashes which broke out as a result of mutual accusations of cows theft.
25 March 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today for the release of all United Nations personnel who have been unlawfully arrested and detained, in a message to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members.
A number of people in western Jebel Marra, Central Darfur, died of fever and diarrhoea during the past week.
“In particular the newly displaced are suffering from a bad health,” a listener told Radio Dabanga from the area of Golo.
“Many have died already from contagious fevers and diarrhoea. The most recent case was Maryam Adam Musa, who passed away in Bouri village on Monday. Others are in critical condition.”
He urged the authorities and health organisations to provide health care and medicines to the people in the area “as soon as possible”.
A number of bakeries in Omdurman closed their doors on Saturday, owing to the flour crisis in the country. In the southern districts of Khartoum, people took to the streets on Tuesday in protest against the shortage of water.
“In particular the bakeries in the densely populated Dar El Salam and El Hilla El Jadeeda districts in Omdurman are short of flour,” a baker reported to Radio Dabanga. “As a result, many of them had to close on Saturday.”
Re-greening North Darfur
1. Executive Summary
The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.
Students in a South Sudanese refugee camp embrace education
(LWI) – “I came here to learn”. 18-year-old Mobarak Habil Ibrahim introduces himself. He fled the conflict in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan, and left his parents. His temporary home is Ajuong Thok refugee camp in South Sudan.