- 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
March 30 - 2015 EASTERN CHAD
At least 21 children in the Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad died of a mysterious disease last week.
The head of Iridimi refugee camp, near the West Darfur border, told Radio Dabanga that 15 children died of a disease causing fever, vomiting, and breathing difficulties.
In Touloum refugee camp, six children died of the same symptoms, camp head Haidar Gardia reported.
KHARTOUM, Sudan, March 30 (UNHCR) – Teresa Majouk*, a 35-year-old South Sudanese refugee, did not appreciate the importance of the ID card she had received from the Sudanese authorities until she went into a difficult labour last month.
It was midnight when Gai Deng first heard the cries of his wife in Mayo, one of around 30 informal settlements across Khartoum State. It has been home for Gai and his family since they fled violence in South Sudan in February 2014.
Khartoum, 28 January 2015 -- The Government of Japan has made a generous contribution of USD 750,000 to UNDP’s Strengthening the Capacity of the Sudan National Human Rights Commission (SNHRC) project which will be implemented from 2015 to 2018 with the main objective of supporting the SNHRC in the development of its operational, technical and legal capacities to become a cornerstone within Sudan’s national human rights protection system, in line with the Paris Principles.
March 24th 2015, Khartoum - The Government of Japan has allocated USD 2.5 million to UNDP’s Promoting Community Stabilization Programme. This generous contribution enables UNDP to support the Government of Sudan initiating project implementation immediately in the target states.
Posted by David Lane
Last week I accompanied World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin to South Sudan to see how the world’s largest humanitarian food agency is addressing one of its most complex and pressing challenges.
As I viewed WFP’s emergency operations, I was again reminded that as much as you try to envision the lives of those millions of displaced and hungry, their reality always defies imagination.
PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
When: Sunday 29th March 2015
Where: Federal Ministry of Finance and National Economy, Khartoum
Who: Mr. Mustafa Yousif Holi, Under Secretary of Ministry of Finance and National Economy and UNICEF Representative in Sudan, Mr. Geert Cappelaere.
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.
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”.