- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 40 | 28 September – 4 October 2015
- FEWSNET: Food Security Outlook Update September 2015
- Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei (S/2015/700)
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Heavy rainfall may trigger flooding in Central America and West Africa
A secondary school student was shot in Aradeiba camp for the displaced in Central Darfur's Garsila today.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, camp sheikh reported that at about 1 am on Thursday morning, an unidentified gunman suddenly opened fire on a group of youngsters who were chatting together in one of the camp streets.
“Secondary school student Abulgasem Siddig Mousa was hit and taken to Garsila Hospital. He died some hours later,” he said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $86 million in food assistance through the UN World Food Program (WFP) to help feed millions of displaced and food-insecure people in Sudan. Of the $86 million, $75 million will be used to provide more than 69,000 metric tons of U.S. food and $11 million to provide food vouchers and support the local procurement of specialized nutrition products. The new contribution brings the total U.S. Government contribution of food assistance for Sudan to $170 million this year.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Plantings delayed due to insufficient rains at beginning of cropping season
Prices of millet and sorghum remained mostly stable in recent months
Continued assistance is required to improve access to food and protect livelihoods of food-insecure and vulnerable people, including refugees and returnees
MoS Sean Sherlock, Minister Charles Flanagan, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Ireland, 2015,
Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D, & Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., Announce Additional €3 million Humanitarian Assistance Funding for South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi.
October 7, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Joint Boundary Commission (JBC) between Sudan and South Sudan has met in Addis Ababa under the auspices of the African Union Border Program (AUBP).
Claimed and disputed areas of the Sudan and South Sudan border include Abyei, 14-Mile area, Joudat Al-Fakhar, Jebel al-Migainais, Kaka, and Kafia Kingi enclave (Hofrat al-Nahas).
Since the South Sudan independence the agreed border between the two countries is not yet demarcated (marked on the ground). Also, talks between the two sides continue to delimit the remaining 20% disputed boundary.
Protection at the heart of humanitarian action
Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
A man was stabbed to death in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur on Monday. A mother and her son sustained serious injuries in an attack in Kabkabiya. On Tuesday, a displaced woman was wounded in North Darfur’s El Sareif Beni Hussein, when three men attempted to rape her.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a listener reported from El Fasher that unknown assailants stabbed Salaheldin Abaker Yahya at the town’s El Mawaeshi market. “They fled the scene after he died.”
The Minister of Agriculture of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) has expressed concern about a food shortage in the region as a result of the delayed and sparse rainfall this year.
DRA Minister El Sadig Yousef Zakaria told Radio Dabanga on Tuesday that North and West Darfur are affected most. “The farms in South, Central, and East Darfur certainly needed more rain, but the situation is not too bad.”
The Central Darfur Minister of Health has reported nine cases of haemorrhagic fever in the state.
Minister Eisa Mohamed Mousa told reporters in the Central Darfur capital of Zalingei on Tuesday that nine people suspected to be afflicted by haemorrhagic fever reached the state’s hospitals recently. Four of them died.
Agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Saraf Umra locality, North Darfur, have threatened to gag the coordinator of the Saraf Umra camps for the displaced, should he continue to report to Radio Dabanga and Unamid.
Sheikh Abdelrazeg Yousef Suleiman, the coordinator of the Saraf Umra camps, told Radio Dabanga on Tuesday that NISS sergeant Hamadi Abdelshakour handed his family a letter, warning him not to give any information about the security situation and incidents in the locality to Radio Dabanga, Unamid, or any UN agency.
General Esmat Abdel-Rahman Zein Al Abdeen, Sudanese Minister of Interior met at his Office today Ambassador Tomas Ulicny, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Sudan.
Ahead of the Valletta EU-Africa Summit on Migration that will take place in Malta on 11 November 2015, the meeting confirmed the full support of the EU to the Sudan efforts to fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.
In the Sudan, UNICEF welcomed the propositions by both the Government of Sudan and the Sudan Revolutionary Force for the cessation of hostilities, hoping that this would be translated in rapid access and quick response to children in need of humanitarian aid. This came in the wake of consistent humanitarian calls strongly urging all parties to conflict in Sudan to stop the fighting, guarantee at all times the safety of all children and unimpeded humanitarian access to the Nuba Mountains, localities in the Blue Nile States and Jabel Mara.
Torrential rains in Deleig, Central Darfur, have resulted in at least three wounded and damage to hundreds of homes and institutional buildings. A number of livestock were killed.
A witness told Radio Dabanga on Monday that he counted 450 homes in Deleig camp for the displaced that were washed away by the heavy rainfall on Sunday. In addition, 350 toilets in the camp and 150 houses in Deleig village were damaged.
In October, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the women, peace and security agenda, to the fight against terrorism, to humanitarian crises around the world, the Permanent Representative of Spain said today at a Headquarters press conference. Among his country’s priorities for October were also the Council’s methods of work and the situation in the Middle East.
Central African Republic
26 September 2015: A local staff member of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) was shot dead. No further information available.
27-29September 2015:Several humanitarian offices and staff residences were looted amidst the violence that followed the murder of a Muslim man on 26 September in the capital Bangui. ReliefWeb.
Kenya - Representatives from IOM and UNHCR have presented a Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RRMRP) to respond to the crisis in Yemen at a donor meeting held in Nairobi on October 5th. The plan will cost USD 36 million from October to December 2015 and may cost a further USD 119 million in 2016.
The RRMRP covering the period of October-December 2015 is the outcome of an inter-agency planning process coordinated by IOM, UNHCR and partner agencies in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.
Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Enough Project Intern Amanda Schmitt.
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
CONFÉRENCES DE PRESSE
Le Représentant permanent de l’Espagne, M. Roman Oyarzun Marchesi, qui préside ce mois-ci le Conseil de sécurité, a présenté, cet après-midi à la presse, le programme de travail mensuel de cet organe, qui sera notamment marqué par un débat thématique, le 13 octobre, sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité.
Sudan is among the countries in the world with the highest rate of undernutrition. One in every three children aged under five is stunted and one in six weighs too little for his or her height. Four states, including North Darfur, have acute malnutrition levels. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is responding to the nutritional needs of vulnerable children through a variety of interventions that include a supplementary feeding programme and the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition for all children under five.