- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 12 | 16 – 22 March 2015
- OCHA Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund | CHF - Basic facts and figures
- Special report of the Secretary-General on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (S/2015/163)
Appeals & Funding
An estimated 18,300 refugees and 8,500 Chadian returnees have fled to Chad following these attacks and heavy clashes in the Nigerian town of Baga between Boko Haram and the Nigerian army.
Fear and attacks on Chadian soil have also left an estimated 14,500 estimated Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Liwa, Bagassola and Bol sub-prefectures in Lake Region (OCHA Sitrep 21 February 2015).
Priories for 2015
· The multiple crises in Sudan show no sign of abating, with children continuing to bear the brunt of one of the worst children’s emergencies in the world today. 3.24 million children in Sudan are targeted for humanitarian assistance by the Strategic Response Plan.
KHARTOUM, Sudan – 9th March 2015 - The Government of Japan today responded to the urgent humanitarian call to address the growing children’s emergency in Sudan with a US$6.5 million grant to UNICEF. The grant is a part of the overall support to address the basic needs of children in nutrition, health, water, and sanitation and hygiene promotion.
At the start of 2015, the multiple crises in Sudan remain amongst the worst affecting children in the world today. 3.24 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance programmes under the Strategic Response Plan (SRP).
UNICEF distributed 16,250 blankets in response to one of the coldest periods in Darfur in the past decade which coincided with increased displacements of people following intensified conflicts in Um Baru, North Darfur and Eastern Jabel Marra.
• An estimated 3,000 children associated with the Cobra Faction are being released in Greater Pibor following a peace agreement between the Government of South Sudan and the leader of the Faction. The first group of 249 children was released this week and phased releases of the other children will occur over the coming month. UNICEF and partners are supporting the children with immediate interim care – shelter, clothing, basic health care, education and psychosocial support as well family tracing and reunification.
UNICEF is requesting US$116.9 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children in Sudan.
KHARTOUM, 28 January 2015 – UNICEF flew in today emergency supplies in response to the growing influx of displaced persons into Um Baru locality, north east of the State capital, El Fasher, in North Darfur. Over the last two weeks some 4,000 additional people have arrived to the locality, most of them are women and children. Their number continues to increase daily.
with some 6,000 children displaced due to the recent conflict and hundreds at risk from measles outbreak
Khartoum, 19th January 2015: UNICEF expresses grave concern that children are increasingly becoming victims in the recent spike in conflict in areas around Jebel Mara in Central and North Darfur States. It is estimated that over sixty per cent of the verified 10,415 affected persons are children.
Khartoum, 12th January 2014 – The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), have donated an additional € 1,335,000 to UNICEF, as part of the scale –up efforts at addressing the emergency levels of malnutrition in the most affected regions in the country. Multiple localized conflicts and recurring displacements over the last two years have resulted in a sustained humanitarian crisis which has worsened the situation.
4.2 million children in Sudan require urgent humanitarian assistance today. This makes Sudan one of the worst humanitarian crisis for children in the world.
A polio immunisation campaign was successfully conducted targeting 2.8 million under five children in twelve high risk statesfollowing new cases of the disease recorded in South Sudan.
• The joint Government of Ethiopia and partner’s humanitarian appeal has been released following the completion of joint assessments in the country. The number of relief food beneficiaries has increased to 3.2 million. This is significantly higher than the 2.7 million people projected at the beginning of the year and is mainly due to the poor 2014 belg/gu/ganna seasonal rain performances in the south and south eastern parts of Ethiopia.
NEW YORK, 19 novembre 2014 – La lenteur des progrès dans l’assainissement et la pratique courante de la défécation à l’air libre par des millions de personnes du monde entier continuent de poser un danger pour les enfants et leurs communautés, a averti l’UNICEF à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des toilettes.
NEW YORK, 19 November 2014 – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day.
Some 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate toilets and among them 1 billion defecate in the open – in fields, bushes, or bodies of water – putting them, and especially children, in danger of deadly faecal-oral diseases like diarrhoea.
NUEVA YORK, 19 de noviembre de 2014 – La lentitud del progreso mundial en materia de saneamiento, así como la práctica profundamente arraigada de la defecación al aire libre por parte de millones de personas, siguen constituyendo graves peligros para los niños y sus comunidades, advirtió UNICEF con ocasión del Día Mundial del Retrete.
Sudan remains one of the worst children’s crisis in the world today. 6.9 million people (4.1 million children) are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. 5.7 million people (2.9 Million children) are food insecure. Two million boys and girls are acutely malnourished. Sudan is home to 2.9 million IDPs (482,866 in 2014 of which 289,719 are children), and home to 159,857 refugees (98,347 in 2014 including 69,000 children).
UNICEF says: Choose Handwashing, Choose Health
UNICEF, Khartoum, October 15
Thousands of Sudanese children will join their peers, across the world in celebrating Global Hand Washing Day, an event aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of washing hands with soap.