- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 16 | 13 - 19 April 2015
- UNICEF Humanitarian Situation Report, March 2015
- OCHA Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund | CHF - Basic facts and figures
Appeals & Funding
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. This vulnerability is primarily driven by conflict-induced displacement, and chronic food insecurity and malnutrition. Some 3.1 million people in Sudan are internally displaced; most in Darfur, while a further 0.7 million people are refugees displaced from their country of origin or South Sudanese who are unable to move to South Sudan.
Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve.
10 choses à savoir sur la faim au Tchad (PAM, 16/04/2015)
Tchad : L’indépendance alimentaire (Présidence du Tchad, 19/04/2015)
KEY HUMANITARIAN ISSUES
3.2 million internally displaced people and refugees cannot meet their essential needs to survive and live in dignity
• An estimated 2,240 people return to Habila town, South Kordofan, to find their homes destroyed.
• Aid agencies can now access some 6,300 IDPs in Morlanga village, Central Darfur.
• Inter-tribal fighting in North Darfur’s Mellit locality displaces some 4,500 people to Kuma town, according to local authorities.
• Measles cases in Sudan have reached 1,730 with 22 deaths, according to the latest report from the MoH.
Humanitarian needs in Sudan are considerable and remain important in scope. Despite years of assistance humanitarian needs are acute and in some cases are expanding. These are predominantly caused by conflict which, in turn, drives displacement and food insecurity.
Khartoum, 21 April 2015. Sweden has contributed SEK55 million (US $6.4 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). Sweden has been a committed supporter of the CHF, contributing some SEK1.2 billion (US $106 million) since 2006. This valuable contribution comes at a critical time, when funding for humanitarian action in Sudan is scarce and humanitarian needs are growing.
Government of Kenya calls for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp following terrorist attack in Garissa.
Fighting resumes in South Sudan as peace talks stall yet again.
Over 20,000 South Sudanese refugees received in neighbouring countries since February 2015.
Food security expected to deteriorate from April - June 2015 in most countries in the region.
More than 6,500 Burundian refugees flee tensions in Burundi ahead of June 2015 presidential elections.
• Freedom of movement critical during the planting season.
• Livestock disease increased dramatically since last year.
• Common Humanitarian Fund supports rebuilding markets.
• Refugee influx in Unity State
• HAC says over 16,300 new IDPs have been registered in Guldo town, Central Darfur State.
• An estimated 34,000 newly displaced people in North Jebel Marra locality have not received aid, according to HAC.
• Some 6,200 people displaced due to inter-tribal conflict in East Darfur need assistance.
• Over 800 people who fled their homes in the Abyei area following militia attacks receive initial aid, according to an inter-agency mission.
Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million
Displacement disrupting livelihoods
The rains started in March in South Sudan, marking the start of planting season. The ongoing conflict continues to restrict civilians’ freedom of movement, limiting their ability to access land to plant crops, tend to their livestock, and trade. For South Sudanese to take advantage of the planting season, they need to be able to move freely. The conflict has also disrupted trade, degraded markets, isolating communities from markets and increasing travel time to market centres pushing prices of basic commodities upwards.
• A campaign to vaccinate almost 8 million children against measles in Sudan has started, according to UNICEF.
• HAC says that nearly all people who fled their homes in Habila, South Kordofan have returned.
• Since February 2015, about 16,300 newly displaced people arrived in Guldo town, Central Darfur, of whom only 4,300 people (26 per cent) have received some form of aid, HAC says.
• HAC West Darfur requests support to facilitate the return of an estimated 3,500 IDPs in Forobaranga locality.
• UN received reports that an unidentified number of people have been displaced following fighting between SAF and SPLM-N in Habila town in South Kordofan.
• An estimated 13,500 refugees from South Sudan arrived in Sudan during the first three months of 2015, according to UNHCR.
• Inter-communal clashes around Mellit in North Darfur affect aid operations in the area.
• 2015 HRP for Sudan is 5% funded, while humanitarian needs increased with up to 67,000 new IDPs and refugees from South Sudan since 1 January 2015.
In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. Some 3.1 million of these people are internally displaced; most in Darfur, while a further 0.7 million people are refugees displaced from their country of origin or South Sudanese who are unable to move to South Sudan. In addition the humanitarian community aims to provide assistance to some 1.6 million of the most food-insecure non-displaced people, as well as 1.2 million of the most severely malnourished children aged under five.
HAC in South Kordofan says that about 14,500 people have fled their homes and sought shelter in Al Abassiya, Abu Jubaiha and Tajmala towns over the past five days.
Some 900 people flee their homes in Bau locality, Blue Nile State due to conflict, aid agencies report.
Up to 5,000 new refugees from South Sudan have arrived in Sudan, with their total number reaching almost 127,000 people.
Trusted by donors | Donor contributions to the Sudan CHF (US$57.6 million) were up by 5 per cent ($2.8 million) compared to 2013, accounting for some 10.8 per cent of Sudan Strategic Response Plan funding.
Allocations year-round | More than $55 million was allocated through two Standard Allocation rounds (April, December) and on a rolling basis through the CHF Reserve.
The Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) is a cost-effective way to support humanitarian action in Sudan. The country–based pooled fund helps significantly improve response to the most critical humanitarian needs as identified in the Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) by providing early and predictable funding to non–governmental organizations and UN funds, agencies and programmes. The CHF receives voluntary donor contributions and supports humanitarian response year–round.
HOW CHF WORKS
• An attack on a village in the Abyei area displaces about 1,700 people, according to an inter-agency mission.
• The Ministry of Health confirms 710 measles cases, including six deaths, across 12 states in Sudan.
• HAC has postponed the planned Blue Nile interagency needs assessment mission until after the general and presidential elections.
• The number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has reached 121,852 people, according to UNHCR.