- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 47 | 17 – 23 November 2014
- Extermination by Design: The Case for Crimes against Humanity in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook September 2014
Appeals & Funding
- 2014 Revised Strategic Response Plan
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
El Fasher, 28 November 2014 – As part of its Darfur-wide campaign geared to prevent the recruitment of children as soldiers, on 26 November 2014, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reached out to Masteriha community, North Darfur, in an event attended by more than 1,000 men, women and school children.
WFP urgently requires US$120 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.
The resource situation remains critical in all four countries. WFP is already implementing ration cuts in Kenya. In other countries, WFP may need to implement ration cuts in early 2015 if additional resources are not received soon.
MSF provides medical assistance to South Sudanese in White Nile State, Sudan
Khartoum, 27 November 2014. To help address growing humanitarian needs in Sudan, the Government of Switzerland has contributed an additional US $523,013 to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), making the total Swiss contribution to the CHF US $1,092,916 in 2014.
In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.
Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.
Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.
EL KURMUK (24 Nov .) - One child was killed, and three other children were injured when the Sudanese Air Force bombed areas in El Kurmuk locality, Blue Nile state, on Sunday. Large tracts of pasture and farmlands were burned as well, the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army-North reported.
Source: Reuters - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:19 GMT
Sudan asks UNAMID mission to prepare to leave
Mission is ineffective, locals and analysts say
Handling of mass rape claims highlights shortcomings
Darfur region still blighted by violence, neglect
By Khalid Abdelaziz
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, concluded a three-day mission to South Sudan, calling on all parties to the conflict to respect their ceasefire commitments, and urged for more international support to enable humanitarians to scale-up and expand critical aid operations.
The security situation in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Malakal remained relatively calm, as community elders engaged the warring youth in a bid to defuse the tensions.
EAST JEBEL MARRA(23 Nov.) -
A rebel movement has claim to have killed 18 Sudanese troops during an attack on a military base in East Jebel Marra today. A local resident reported that the clash resulted in the deaths of two children.
The Sudan Liberation Movement for Justice, led by Taher Hajar (LJM-TH) attacked the military base of Khazan Tunjur today (Sunday), spokesman Mohamed Ahmed Yagoub told Radio Dabanga. “The rebels destroyed the base and seized control of the entire area.” He added that they captured two Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) troops.
15th November 2014
KALMA IPD camp south Darfur
Report Exposes Mass-Scale Human Suffering in Nuba Mountains, Sudan
Researchers Detail Devastating Consequences of Sudan Government’s War on Civilians
November 20, 2014 (Washington DC) --- A new report published today by the Enough Project details widespread human suffering due to the Sudan government's three-year military campaign targeting civilians living in the Nuba Mountains.
Child protection is about keeping children safe from violence, exploitation and abuse. It is an issue in all countries, including here in Canada. Here we have strict laws, social services and specialist charities that are all in place to prevent and respond to child protection violations. Widespread child protection crises are thankfully relatively rare here.
KHARTOUM (Updated 20:00) (20 Nov.) - Sudan will not allow another investigation into the alleged mass rape of about 200 women by Sudanese military personnel in the village of Tabit in North Darfur. The government has officially rejected a call by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to allow another investigation by Unamid, after the first mission of the peacekeeping operation failed.
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.
Snapshot 12–18 November
Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.
17 November 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he is deeply troubled about persistent allegations of mass rape in Tabit, North Darfur, and urged Government officials to grant unfettered access to the town so that investigators can verify these reports.