- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 40 | 28 September – 4 October 2015
- FEWSNET: Food Security Outlook Update September 2015
- Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei (S/2015/700)
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Khartoum, Sudan 05th October 2015: The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has contributed €2 million euros to UNICEF Sudan to help refugees and internally displaced people in Sudan, 60 per cent of whom are children.
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NEW YORK, 29 September 2015 – Conflicts and instability in five countries alone have uprooted at least 4.5 million children, UNICEF said on the eve of a United Nations high-level meeting on the global migrant and refugee crisis.
NEW YORK, 28 September 2015 - An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, thanks to a ten-year long partnership between Pampers® and UNICEF that helped achieve this milestone.
The partners marked the tenth anniversary of their work today by celebrating the contributions of their joint effort that has helped in the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries, with the success of the ‘1 Pack = 1 Vaccine’ initiative.
The Sudan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2014 by the Central Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Between January and July 2015 Nutrition sector partners have reached 643,075 children, pregnant and lactating women (PLW) through emergency life saving and preventive nutrition interventions. This is 43 per cent of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2015 target.
The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 72% unfunded. Without additional funding, millions of children face a growing dire humanitarian situation, with increased risks of violence, abuse and exploitation. The worst affected sectors are Education and Child Protection.
Conflict drives 13 million children out of school in the Middle East and North Africa
AMMAN, 3 September 2015- Surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing more than 13 million children from going to school, according to a UNICEF report released today.
The report, “Education Under Fire,” focuses on the impact of violence on schoolchildren and education systems in nine countries* that have been directly or indirectly impacted by violence.
A total of 37 confirmed cases of measles was reported during week 32 bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3013 and suspected cases to 5403 as of 9 August 2015
Number of outbreak localities is 63 in 18 States.
Majority of cases are among children below 15 years (73%) while percentage of cases among children below five years stands at 54% of the total number of cases.
Sudan reported 80 confirmed cases of measles during week 31 bringing the total number of confirmed measles cases to 2933 cases during 2015
The total number of outbreak localities remained at 58 localities in 18 states, 5284 suspected measles cases (with 2933 confirmed) have been reported.
Majority of cases are among children in the age group <15 years (73%). The children in the age group <5 years are 54% of the total number of cases.
HRP2016 Process Started
The 2016 humanitarian program cycle began on August 23, 2015 with a workshop led by OCHA and attended by all sector leads in Sudan. A multisectoral approach to analysis of needs will be applied for developing the humanitarian needs overview.
Subsequently, the humanitarian response plan (HRP2016) will be developed around addressing displacement and the malnutrition/food insecurity crisis.
Emergency Response in Abu Karinka, East Darfur
Coordination of the child protection (CP) response to Sudanese refugees in South Sudan has been mainly driven by the field. In Gambella, there is a child protection working group (CPWG), and two specific groups on information management and case management. At the camp level, there is a weekly working group which covers CP as well as Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) participates in the CP working group and in the camp level coordination meetings.
2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)
In 2015 WASH sector partners planned to sustain and expand water, sanitation and hygiene services to IDP camps, IDP gatherings and their host communities, people affected by malnutrition and to areas at high risk of disease outbreak. Integration with other sectors, such as the provision of WASH services in health facilities, nutrition centers, and child-friendly spaces, will also be improved. The Education sector will assume the lead role for WASH in schools.
HRP Priorities and Targeting:
By Peter Crowley
Today marks one year since we have had a case of the wild poliovirus anywhere in Africa, the last having been reported from Somalia with a date of onset of 11th August 2014.
What an extraordinary achievement and what a powerful symbol of the progress that has been made on the African continent over the past generation.
9 August 2015 Khartoum, Sudan: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) and a Joint Action Plan. Both documents aim at further cementing the coordination and partnership between the two agencies in response to the needs of refugees and host communities in Sudan.
The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 73% unfunded. Without additional funding millions of children risk seeing their situation worsen. Worst affected are Education and Child Protection.
3.2 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Years of crises resulting from conflicts, chronic underdevelopment and natural disasters have impacted the lives and opportunities of children in Sudan and continue to make this one of the world’s worst and most protracted crises for children.
Displacement Hinders Education Response in Sudan