- 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)
In 2015, over 3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance out of which 2.5 million have been targeted by the humanitarian community for assistance. This represents nearly 20 percent of the population (13.2 million), indicative of the high levels of vulnerability throughout the country.
About Jebel Marra
The Jebel Marra (JM) massif lies in the center of the Darfur region, bordering the state divisions of Central, South and North Darfur. It is a fertile region inhabited mainly by the Fur tribe and has since 2003 been the primary stronghold of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA), a Fur-dominated group. It is the only place in Darfur where an armed opposition group maintains prolonged control over territory and the only area in Darfur to which humanitarian organisations have had no access since 2011.
“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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• First IA mission to Fanga Suk (Northern Jebel Marra locality) since 2011 identifies 18,000 people in need of aid.
• Since end August, 392 suspected cases of severe dengue fever—including 113 fatalities—have been reported in Darfur.
• In Blue Nile State, 13,700 children affected by conflict in Bau and Geissan localities benefit from child protection services.
• In West Darfur, communities struggle to manage water facilities in Sirba locality.
Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region
Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia
Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region
Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi
Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan
Regional humanitarian outlook
What is Community Engagement?
Community Engagement is a two-way dialogue between crisis-affected communities, humanitarian organizations and, where possible, within and between communities. It should enable affected people to meet their different needs, address their vulnerabilities and build on their pre -existing capacities.
• As of 4 November, 227 suspected cases of severe dengue fever were reported in Darfur.
• As of 1 November, 3,438 measles cases, with 71 deaths, were reported in Sudan.
• In Central Jebel Marra, 4,190 IDPs who returned to their home areas are in need of humanitarian assistance.
• With the late start of the rains and delayed harvest, the lean season will continue into early November, according to FEWS NET.
• In Blue Nile State, the number of food insecure people has increased as a result of increased staple food prices.
In October, fighting in central and southern Unity State intensified with grave consequences for civilians. Thousands were forced to flee in search of safety, including to Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site (6,000 new arrivals in October), Nyal and Ganyiel in Unity, Old Fangak in Jonglei State, and Rumbek in Lakes States. In Western Equatoria, around 50,000 people continued to be displaced within Mundri East and West counties. Displacement also took place in Jonglei because of insecurity due to cattle raiding in Bor South and Pibor counties.
The 2015 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan targets assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people, including 1.2 million of the most severely malnourished children under age five. Vulnerability is primarily driven by conflict-induced displacement, and chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region . It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2015 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2015. It is the second report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in May 2015.