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30 Jul 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.

30 Jul 2016 description

Main season rainfall above average over most of Sudan

Key Messages

  • More than 4.4 million people are expected to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity between July and September 2016, including more than 100,000 people in Emergency (IPC Phase 4). Current food insecurity is being driven by El Nino-related drought in 2015, exacerbated in South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Darfur States by continued conflict that has caused displacement and disruptions to livelihoods and markets.

29 Jul 2016 description

29 juillet 2016, Rome -**Un rapport élaboré par les deux agences onusiennes alerte sur le sort de millions de personnes vivant dans les 17 pays touchés par des conflits prolongés et qui se trouvent actuellement en situation de grave insécurité alimentaire. Selon le document présenté au Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU, ces conflits entravent également les efforts mondiaux visant à éradiquer la malnutrition.**

29 Jul 2016 description
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Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires multiples et interconnectées, dans un contexte de vulnérabilités chroniques. L’instabilité sécuritaire a entrainé d’importants mouvements de population en provenance des pays voisins (Soudan, RCA, Nigéria) ainsi que des déplacements internes. Des millions de personnes sont touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition, en particulier dans la bande sahélienne. Sur le plan sanitaire, la prévalence de certaines épidémies (rougeole, paludisme) persiste.

29 Jul 2016 description

Sudan - IOM this week resettled 12 refugee families (48 people) from Sudan to Italy as part of the first movements from Sudan to Italy under the Italian refugee resettlement quota system adopted in 2015.

The Eritrean families travelled from Khartoum to Rome on commercial flights on 26 and 28 July. Prior to their departure, IOM Sudan conducted health assessments and prepared the refugees for their resettlement and integration in Italy.

29 Jul 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Five people died in a flood in Hameshkoreib, eastern Sudan, on Wednesday. The water from El Gash river crashed into and destroyed hundreds of houses.

Three of the people who drowned were students and the fourth person was an elderly woman, Saif Haroun, a witness, told Radio Dabanga.

He said that more than 835 houses in Hameshkoreib, the northern locality of Kassala state, are destroyed while over 700 houses are partially damaged. Large parts of local buildings and government institutions broke off.

29 Jul 2016 description
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Heavy rains may lead to flooding in East and West Africa, dryness persists in Central America

  1. Consistent and above average rain over the past few weeks has led to moisture surpluses throughout much of Eastern Africa. Torrential rain is forecast to continue over western Sudan and the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, which is likely to raise the River Nile and Al Gash River levels further and potentially result in flooding over many areas of Sudan during the next week.

29 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 847,964 The total number of South Sudanese Refugees (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

  • 114,337 Old caseload before 15 Dec. 2013 (covered by the regular budget)

  • 266,916 Refugees in South Sudan - 1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

FUNDING (as of 27 June)

  • USD 573.4 M Requested for the situation

  • CONTRIBUTIONS: USD 85.4M

  • GAP: 488.0 M

29 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 30,966 South Sudanese arrivals into Ethiopia, White Nile in Sudan, Uganda and Kenya in the past week (18 – 24 July), based on field reports
  • 890,137 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 24 July (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
  • 973,000 Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)
  • 266,916 Refugees in South Sudan
  • 1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 18 July)

  • USD 608.8 M Requested by UNHCR for the …
28 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • GoS, UN release 2016 HRP, calling for $952 million in humanitarian assistance
  • June and July flooding affects more than 17,500 people
  • UNSC renews UNAMID mandate through June 2017
  • More than 4.4 million people face acute food insecurity through at least September

Key Developments

  • The USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) projects that more than 4.4 million people in Sudan will face acute food insecurity through the end of the June-to-September lean season.
28 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 120 cases of Acute Jaundice Syndrome in Sortony, North Darfur.

  • Funding challenges for mobile health clinics supporting IDPs in Blue Nile State.

  • South Sudanese refugees in East Darfur to be relocated.

  • Almost 43,000 people affected by rains and flooding in parts of Sudan.

FIGURES 2016 HRP

Displaced people in Sudan (as of Dec 2015) - Up to 3.2 million

Displaced people in Darfur (as of Dec 2015) - Up to 2.6 million

28 Jul 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, USD 23 million to provide full rations to refugees hosted in Ethiopia and USD 16 million to ensure uninterrupted assistance through the Targeted Supplementary Programmefor the rest of 2016.

28 Jul 2016 description

As a result of the Syrian crisis, the total number of refugees in Syria has decreased due to the volatile security situation in the country. However, UNHCR continues to receive a significant number of new requests from asylum seekers asking for UNHCR’s protection and assistance. The majority of these asylum seekers are not recent arrivals in Syria but have rather been present here for a number of years and are now seeking protection and/or assistance due to the continuing deterioration of the security situation in Syria.

28 Jul 2016 description
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Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger

Joint FAO-WFP news release

29 July 2016, Rome - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report submitted to the UN Security Council.

28 Jul 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

An elderly farmer was beaten by herders in South Darfur on Tuesday. MPs have called on Darfur farmers and herders to ‘avoid tension during the harvest season’.

Militants attacked and beat 70 year-old Mohammed Yunus Sanousi as he tended his farm at Abdos in Gireida locality.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that four militants riding horses, camels and donkeys attacked and beat the victim with sticks, injuring him on the head and the right hand.

27 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN

The Sudanese government’s war of attrition in South Kordofan

Tom Rhodes

The people of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan State are accustomed to hardship. Receiving little outside aid, they have managed to farm and survive despite the challenges of a protracted civil war with the Sudanese government. But that could be about to change.