- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 21 | 16 – 22 May 2016
- UNHCR Operational Update, 16–29 Apr 2016
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update, Apr 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Sudan El Niño Mitigation and Preparedness Plan, Feb 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
The US$/SSP exchange rates exhibited daily fluctuations for the better part of April 2016. The local currency gained slight ground against the USD in the intervening period of signing of the Compromise Peace Agreement in the last two weeks of April, only to resume loosing trends thereafter and was exchanging at SSP 36-39/1$ in third week of May in the black market. The persistent shortage of dollars continued to dis-incentivize imports into the country during the reporting month.
Key Outcomes for the Worst affected Area
Food consumption: South Kordofan: Most people meet their food needs by using some coping strategies such as reducing meals. Over 50% of the internally displaced people (IDPs) are receiving food aid.
North Kordofan: poor food consumption due to Poor production resulted from poor rains this year and the weak purchasing power, 41% of the population have poor access to food.
Central Darfur: 28% of the population suffer from food consumption shortage due to poor production.
Estimated areas to be cultivated for season 2016/ 2017 is 42.1 million feddans .
The lean period for this season began in March, unusually due to the impact of El Nino .
Cereal prices curve was higher by 25 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year, while the prices of animals decreased by 20%.
The growing influx of refugees from South Sudan, their number reached 221.322
Nutrition situation: high incidence of malnutrition in some States.
Kornoi is one of the three localities of Dar Zaghawa (Um Buru, Tina and Kornoi). Kornoi locality identified as the main return area and to assess the situation of the returnees, several return monitoring missions conducted during 2015 to the area and mission reports shared with all stakeholders, which helped a lot in planning of many interventions in Kornoi locality,
This mission came as recommendation of the previous missions to visit the remaining areas in the locality in special those can be reach from Um Buru.
60 MILLION people affected globally at present.
32 MILLION people food insecure in Southern Africa.
10.2 MILLION people in Ethiopia need emergency food assistance.
50 PERCENT crop losses in Haiti due to El Niño-influenced drought.
· Food stocks are stretched and WFP requires USD 117 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees, particularly in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.
· Deteriorating food and nutrition security, driven by high food prices and the declining economic situation is affecting South Sudanese across the country.
Approximately 5.8 million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance, the 2016 HNO reports
Ongoing insecurity continues to constrain access and needs verification in Jebel Marra
More than 4 million people will face at least Crisis levels of food insecurity between March and September 2016
In January 2016, IOM supported the establishment of a community greenhouse that will benefit an estimated 3,000 members in the community of Al Debeibat, in Al Qoz locality in South Kordofan. The area had witnessed an influx of returnees in 2011, when communities that had followed their cattle near Kadugli returned to their areas of origin after conflict erupted. The intervention will both enhance the nutritional and food security profile of local communities, and provide them with an opportunity for income generation through sale of seedlings, products and fertilizers in local markets.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR NOVEMBER 2016
To celebrate Europe Day 2016, the Delegation of the European Union (EU) will sign agreements for development projects with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Appeal Target: US$1,369,000
Balance Requested: US$495,650
Geneva, May 12, 2016
Chad ranks 185 out of 188 on the Human Development Index and 6th on the Fragile State Index. 55% of Chad’s population of approximately 13.2 million people live below the poverty line. OCHA’s Humanitarian Response Plan for 2016 indicates that four major crises directly affect 3.9 million people in Chad. These are: food security and nutrition, displacement, health emergencies and natural disasters.
As at the end of March 2016, more than 2.4 million people had fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out in December 2013, with over 1.69 million displaced inside South Sudan and 706,452 who had fled as refugees to neighbouring countries. There were nearly 188,184 people sheltering in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in United Nations bases, with Bentiu PoC site alone hosting nearly 116,500 people.
Total number of refugees
Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
Percentage of women and girls
Percentage of Children
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
55,000 Refugee children under five years immunized against polio in Unity and Upper Nile
29,574 Exercise books and school kits distributed in Upper Nile and Central Equatoria
7,000 Tree seedlings planted in three newly opened nurseries in Upper Nile
3,350 IDPs received assistance from UNHCR in Upper Nile, Jonglei and Bahr al Ghazal
To celebrate Europe Day 2016, the Delegation of the European Union (EU) signed agreements for development projects with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
• In 2015, one of the strongest El Ninos on record, led to intense droughts in Ethiopia, Sudan and Somaliland. The growing season(s) of 2016 have assumed great importance: their performance will determine much of the well being of the affected populations, as further droughts could bring disastrous consequences.
This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the first quarter of 2016 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.
•During Q1-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 14 percent year-on-year thanks to ample supplies and stock positions. The index is now at levels last seen in early 2007. The FAO global food price index is 15 percent lower than in Q1-2015.