- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin | Issue 38 | 12 –18 Sep 2016
- WFP Country Brief, August 2016
- FEWSNET Food Security Outlook Update, August 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016 [EN/AR]
- Humanitarian Response Plan, Jan-Dec 2016 [EN/AR]
- Sudan El Niño Mitigation and Preparedness Plan, Feb 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
• WFP’s cash voucher system enables close to 600,000 IDPs in Darfur to purchase a wide variety of items from local shops.
• An estimated 5,500 to 12,500 people from Western Jebel Marra locality have arrived in Nertiti North IDP camp in Central Darfur State.
• Sudan hosts about a quarter of the 1 million South Sudanese refugees in the region.
• Sudan hosts over 730,000 refugees, asylum seekers and people at the risk of statelessness, according to UNHCR.
Cash vouchers for 220,000 IDPs in Darfur
The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is a cost-effective way to support humanitarian action in Sudan. Under the direction of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the SHF aims to support the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the most critical humanitarian needs as defined by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) or any agreed upon strategy by the HC. The SHF provides funding to international and national non–governmental organizations and UN agencies. The SHF receives voluntary donor contributions and supports humanitarian response year–round.
Nearly 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in South Sudan and neighboring countries. Since the beginning of the conflict in December 2013, CERF has allocated a total of $203 million.
With CERF support, UN agencies and partners have delivered $88 million worth of live-saving assistance in South Sudan and $115 million to South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries.
The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.
In August 2016, thousands more civilians in South Sudan were forced to flee their homes due to fighting, mainly in the Equatorias and Unity. In all, about 60,000 people fled South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries during August, including nearly 50,000 to Uganda. In Central Equatoria, about 12,100 people were displaced in different locations according to partners' estimates. In Western Bahr El Ghazal, more than 2,500 people newly arrived at collective sites in Wau town, while access outside of the town remained restricted.
From the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator
Sudan continues to face significant and diverse humanitarian needs, both protracted and emerging, and at the end of the year, more than 3 million people remained internally displaced. During 2015, some 359,000 people were newly displaced internally, over 194,000 refugees crossed into Sudan, and many states in Sudan remained above emergency malnutrition thresholds.
- WFP is prepared to provide general food assistance to 101,000 IDPs once the camp profiling exercise starts in Kalma IDP camp.
- As of 9 September, 2,173 refugees from Khor Omer had moved to the new Kario camp in East Darfur.
- According to UNHCR, as of 31 August, the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan had exceeded 247,000.
Food distribution and camp profiling in Kalma IDP camp, South Darfur
On 5 September 2016, representatives from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the …
• As of 4 September, 1,544 South Sudanese refugees have been relocated from Khor Omer to Kario camp in East Darfur.
• About 150 new IDPs from Jebel Marra arrived in Hassahissa camp in Zalingei, Central Darfur during August 2016.
• While the Education Sector in Sudan is 38 per cent funded, only $2.8 million (6.4%) was provided for Education in Emergencies (EiE) response during the first half of 2016.
• Above-average rainfall since June is favourable for crop harvests in October, according to FEWS NET.
• Sudanese authorities agreed that South Sudanese in Sudan would be considered as refugees.
• 2016 HRP funding for Sudan increases to 41% from 25.5%.
• At least 98 people died as a result of heavy rain and flooding since early June, which has also reportedly affected over 204,000 people and destroyed some 22,000 houses.
• The UN and partners have launched a pilot programme to support the sustainable return of more than 30,000 people in Um Baru locality, North Darfur.
As of 31 August 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans as covered by the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$21.7 billion to meet the needs of 95.4 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 40 countries. Global requirements are adjusted throughout the year as response plans are revised, both upwards and downwards, to reflect up-to-date needs.
The current decrease has resulted from revisions of plans for Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Yemen.