- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 04 | 19 - 25 January 2015
- OCHA: Periodic Funding Analysis - January 2015
- UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2015
Appeals & Funding
In Chad, 3.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. That is nearly one fourth of the 13,2 million population, signaling the high vulnerability levels throughout the country. Under-five mortality dropped between 2009 and 2012 but remains the third highest rate in the world.
Khartoum, 29 January 2015. The UK remains the largest donor to the Sudan CHF and has been a strong supporter since its inception in 2006, contributing over £300 million (US $525 million). UK funding to the CHF in 2014 ensured that over 35,000 children were treated for malnutrition and 91,500 internally displaced people were provided with agricultural supplies. The UK is the first donor to support the CHF in 2015; its valuable contribution comes at a critical time when humanitarian needs are set to increase as lean season approaches.
• Funding for the 2014 Revised Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for Sudan: US$531.7 million, which is almost 54 per cent of total requirements, with unmet requirements at $454.3 million.
• Total humanitarian funding available for Sudan in 2014 (SRP and non-SRP): $587 million.
• Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) received $57.6 million in contributions earmarked for 2014, which is approximately 10.8 per cent of Sudan SRP funding or 5.8 per cent of total SRP requirements.
• More than 20,700 new IDPs have been verified by humanitarian organisations in parts of North Darfur State.
• A hospital operated by MSF in SPLM-N area in South Kordofan was bombed, with one MSF staff and one patient injured.
• An outbreak of measles, with close to 600 cases confirmed, has been reported in Kassala and Gedaref states, according to UNICEF.
• UNHCR says refugee influx from South Sudan continues and by 22 January the number had passed the 120,000 mark.
On 14 January, a national staff member working for an international NGO was abducted in Nyala, South Darfur by armed men.
Humanitarian organisations have assessed and verified about 18,400 new IDPs in a number of locations in North Darfur.
An estimated 119,950 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan since violence erupted in South Sudan mid-December 2013, according to the UNHCR.
PRINCIPAUX PROBLÈMES HUMANITAIRES
Insécurité alimentaire et malnutrition
Au Tchad, près de 2.4 millions de personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire (20%) parmi lesquelles 428 000 personnes (3.6%) sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire sévère. La situation nutritionnelle es t également alarmante, avec 350 000 cas de malnutrition aiguë globale attendus en 2015 pour les enfants de 6 à 59 mois, parmi lesquels 96 000 en situation de malnutrition aigüe sévère.
Mouvements de populations
HAC Blue Nile says the Governor agreed that international staff of aid organisations participate in joint needs assessments.
About 1,800 people were displaced to Yaga village near Rokoro town from the Jebel Marra area, HAC Central Darfur said.
Aid agencies verified 5,800 new IDPs from Tawila, North Darfur in Argo, Rwanda and Zamzam camps.
Close to 7 million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance. 2014 has seen a deterioration in the situation in Darfur, with more than 400,000 people newly displaced by conflict.
Fighting in South Korodfan and Blue Nile has also intensified, while the crisis in South Sudan has forced almost 110,000 refugees across the border. Food insecurity and malnutrition are major challenges across much of the country, including the relatively peaceful east. This is taking place against a backdrop of falling funding.
One year since armed conflict broke out in South Sudan, almost 5 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. More than 1.4 million people are internally displaced and almost 480,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge in neighbouring countries.
● The 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) aims to reach 4.1 million people with humanitarian assistance.
● Roads around the country are beginning to dry out. The latest road access map is available here: http://bit. ly/1Ks0Blm
4.1 million People to be assisted by the end of 2015
2.5 million People facing crisis/emergency levels of food insecurity
1.5 million People internally displaced by conflict since December 2013
• Fighting has forced civilians to flee their homes in 44 villages in North Darfur’s Tawila locality.
• Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan on the movement of humanitarian aid to South Sudan extended for another six-months.
• WFP and IOM plan biometric registration for new IDPs in Korma, El Sireaf and Mellit towns in North Darfur.
• According to FEWS NET, it is estimated that the 2014/15 national production will be 50 per cent above the five-year average.
Donor contributions are monetary donations provided by Governments and the private sector. This mechanism gives them the opportunity to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific country. With these pooled donations, CBPFs offer rapid and flexible financing instruments to scale up humanitarian operations, increase humanitarian access, and strengthen our partnerships with local and international NGOs and UN agencies. This complements the overall humanitarian response based on affected people's needs identified under country-specific strategic response plans.
Mohamed Bana fondly remembers life before his home, Blue Nile State, erupted in violence.
“During the harvest season, our village would come to life,” he says. “We used to work hard in the fields and cultivate various crops and vegetables. I used to have a small flock of sheep and goats.
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