- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 46 | 9 – 15 Nov 2015
- IPC: Sudan Acute Food Insecurity Situation Overview (Sep- Nov 2015)
- FAO GIEWS Country Brief: Sudan 11 Nov 2015
Appeals & Funding
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
The mediation team of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) has decided to suspend the security negotiations between the Sudanese government and armed movements, in Ethiopia on Monday. Chairman Thabo Mbeki further announced that the preparatory meeting for the National Dialogue conference is scheduled for December.
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
On 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan, Ambassador Tomas Ulicny, was briefed by Ms. Amal Mahmoud, Member of Parliament and former Secretary General of the National Council for Child Welfare, on the currently ongoing National Campaign to End Child Marriage.
The Minister of Urban Planning of North Darfur, Mohammed Kamal Eldin Abu Shouk, warned on Saturday of an expected water shortage during the summer months.
The rains have been poor during the traditional rainy season, and this, according to Abu Shouk, poses a threat to public life.
Abu Shouk told Radio Dabanga that the rural areas most affected by water shortages are El Sareif Beni Hussein, El Waha, El Malha, El Kuma, and Um Baru localities. He said that daily availability of water per capita in rural areas is less than 18 litres, while it is 36 litres in the cities.
Humanitarian actors involved in the response to the outflow of civilians from Yemen due to the current conflict are committed to providing life-saving assistance and protection to those fleeing Yemen, pending durable solutions.
KEY FIGURES AS OF 29 OCTOBER 2015
166,658 Total out of Yemen
75,778 Arrivals in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan.
23,594 Total evacuated (as of 29 October, IOM)
HIGHLIGHTS: CAMP & URBAN
- 37 per cent Percentage of all registered refugees receiving winter assistance
- $ US 18.5 million Amount dispensed in camp and urban winter assistance
- 38,844 Number of urban refugee families receiving winter cash assistance
- 48 per cent Percentage of Syrian refugee families without heaters in Zaatari camp
UNHCR’s winter response
More than ten years since the start of the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, 2.5 million people continue to live uprooted from their homes. A whole generation of children has been born knowing nothing but conflict and camp life. With funding from the EU Children of Peace initiative, the Dutch humanitarian organisation ZOA is providing an education for these children, making up for lost years in many cases and helping them overcome trauma and sadness.
In the reporting period, a total of 278 Burundian refugees arrived in Uganda, higher than last week’s 179 new arrivals.
Of these, 79 refugees were received at Kabazana Reception Centre, up from 36 new arrivals reported last week. Eight individuals were transported from Mirama Hills and Bugango border points, 16 were referred from Kampala and 55 individuals directly arrived at the reception centre.
KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$300,000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea to help WFP support more than 90,000 children and pregnant and nursing women for one month.
WFP will use the contribution to purchase Super Cereal; a specialized nutritional product that helps prevent malnutrition.
The displaced of camp Zamzam, south of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, complain of an increase in those suffering from kala-azar* disease in the last five years. An activist told to Radio Dabanga that the rate of infection has risen from 150 cases in 2010 to 1,800 in 2015.
November 22, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) on Sunday called on the international community and rights activists to support its demand for unfettered humanitarian access to civilians in the war-affected areas.
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Sudanese refugees in camps in eastern Chad have complained about the difficulties in transport because their asylum cards and travel permits have not been extended.
A refugee in one of the twelve camps informed Radio Dabanga that the Chadian authorities have not renewed asylum cards for Sudanese refugees, most of which expired about six months ago. They also have not extended travel permit cards, that have a duration of three months.
“One morning an armed group attacked our village. My husband was killed and I am now alone with no help to support six children,” said Samia Dawood, 31, from Um Ghubeish village in East Jebel Marra in Sudan’s Darfur region.
When fighting erupted in January this year, Samia fled with her children to Zamzam camp, home to 150,000 internally displaced people,making it North Darfur’s largest IDP camp.
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Displaced people in a camp near Nyala, South Darfur, complained again about the outbreak of malaria among the camp residents. Because of a lack of medicines, prices soar in the pharmacies.
A Sheikh in the camp told Radio Dabanga that “not a single home in the camp is free of someone infected with malaria”. He explained that the ill and their families are directed by the health centres to buy their medicines from the pharmacies, because they are running short.
The beggar-thy-neighbor border policies that have characterized much of the European response to the refugee crisis seem to be getting even worse.
Four Western Balkan governments have now blocked asylum seekers and migrants of certain nationalities from entering their territory, effectively barring them from accessing asylum procedures. As a result, people are once again trapped at European borders.
By Laura M. James
I. Introduction and key findings
Oil and security in Sudan and South Sudan are, in the words of one former oil minister, ‘two faces of the same coin’.1 At the international, regional, national, state, and community levels, it is possible to trace how oil exploration, extraction, and exploitation have contributed to insecurity, both directly and indirectly.