- 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 following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack last night by unknown assailants on the residence of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief in Abyei town, during which one Ethiopian peacekeeper from the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and a young girl were killed. At least three civilians were also wounded.
More than 10 years since the start of the Darfur conflict, violence and insecurity continue to cause displacement, despite the Doha Peace Agreement1 . More than 2.5 million people live internally displaced in Darfur due to the fighting between government forces and rebel groups and intertribal conflict. Since the beginning of the year, 223 000 people were uprooted from their homes.
He added that the parents of the pupils and students do not want to enroll their children in schools, but send them to work, for example grazing cattle. A national inquiry into the Sudanese education a couple of months ago found that the majority of out-of-school children are from nomadic communities or rural and conflict-affected areas.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Sudan, in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), launched, on Monday, November 22, the Sudan component of Phase II of the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihood Program for the Horn of Africa (DRSLP-II).
KASSALA - A report by the state government concluded that there is a high rate of tuberculosis cases in Kassala in eastern Sudan. During the past few years, the number has risen to “more than 6,000 cases”.
A total of 1,639 people with tuberculosis have been registered in Kassala in the past year, according to the state department's tuberculosis administration office. 346 cases were registered in the past three months.
'Undiscovered cases of tuberculosis might be twice as high as the registered cases,' the report underscored.
OXFORD, 27 November 2015 (IRIN) - Passport checks. Visa controls. Border fences. Electronic and drone surveillance. Sanctions on airlines and shipping companies. And the interdiction and redirection of boats at sea. During the past three decades, the world’s more prosperous states have introduced a panoply of measures intended to prevent and deter the arrival of asylum seekers and migrants from other parts of the globe.
Dengue fever: several tests have been confirmed positive, although additional results are expected from samples sent to the Robert Koch Institute in Germany and IP in Dakar. The number of cases has increased to a cumulative caseload of 119 deaths and 428 suspected cases (period 29 August – 20 November).
One of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises continues to unfold in South Sudan. After more than 20 months of fighting, a peace agreement was signed in August, but there is still no sign of peace in the country.
More than 2.2 million people are displaced due to the civil war. They have fled both within South Sudan and to neighbouring countries. The majority of refugees are children.
On 21 November 2015, UNAMID peacekeepers handed over the newly constructed Nusaibah Secondary School for Girls, to the displaced community at Al Salam camp for the internally displaced, North Darfur.
The project, which includes a perimeter fence, two classrooms and an office space was constructed by the Mission’s Rwandese peacekeepers .
On his part, UNAMID Force Commander Lt.-General Paul Ignace Mella urged the Nusaibah Secondary School authorities to maintain educational standards among the school’s students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.