- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 08 | 16 - 22 Feb 2015
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook - January to June 2015
- OCHA: Periodic Funding Analysis - January 2015
Appeals & Funding
Child recruitment: Scores of children abducted last week in Upper Nile State are reportedly undergoing military training, UNICEF said on 24 February. 'Witnesses have said they are in a training camp,” near Wau Shilluk town (20 km northeast of Malakal), said John Budd, UNICEF communications officer for South Sudan.
Snapshot 18-24 February 2015
Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.
DRMFSS/ENCU called on nutrition partners to start new or expand existing emergency nutrition interventions based on the newly released nutrition hotspot woreda list.
23,646 people in drought-affected Legahida and Salahad woredas of Nogob zone (Somali region) await water trucking support.
The Somali region WaSH Cluster is completing a rapid assessment to verify the reported acute water shortages in Deka Siftu woreda of Liben zone.
TOTAL NEW REGISTRATION: 296
Newly registered HH: 100 Including - New birth: 42 (14%)
Minor: 202 (68%)
Female: 143 (48%)
Unaccompanied and separated children: 23 - Women at risk: 5 * All individuals with specific needs have been referred to concerned partners * An individual may have more than one specific needs
INACTIVE/CLOSURE AND REACTIVATION:
- Died: 0 - Inactivation: 4 - Reactivation: 14 - Rejection: 1
Weekly registration (15-Feb-15 to 21-Feb-15)
TOTAL NEW REGISTRATION: 402
Newly registered HH: 125 Including - New birth: 0 (0%)
Minor: 248 (62%)
Female: 220 (55%)
Unaccompanied and separated children: 39
Women at risk: 12
All individuals with specific needs have been referred to concerned partners
An individual may have more than one specific needs
INACTIVE/CLOSURE AND REACTIVATION:
The United States Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) visited El Redis 1, Jouri and Al Kashafa in White Nile State this week with the UNHCR Deputy Representative as part of their mission to Sudan. The mission also met with the Deputy Governor and State Emergency Committee of White Nile State, confirming a pledge of USD 6.2 million for 2015.
● The national “Back to Learning” campaign was launched this week. 50 per cent of the children to be reached -some 200,000 children - are in the three conflict affected states of Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile.
● Needs assessments are being conducted in the counties surrounding the Bentiu PoC to determine needs and organize response.
● Bentiu PoC has seen a new influx of people during January 2015, with a trend of 525 individuals per day in January compared to 325 people arriving per day in December
Japan - The Japanese Government has committed additional funds to support IOM’s operations in the face of increasingly complex humanitarian crises.
From its “supplementary budget FY2014,” the Japanese Government will avail a total of US$31.5 million to support IOM activities for vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons, returnees and affected communities.
The Sudan Consortium works with a trusted group of local Sudanese partners who have been working on the ground in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile since the current conflict began in late 2011. All the attacks referred to in this report were launched against areas where there was no military presence and which were clearly identifiable as civilian in character. We believe that this information provides strong evidence that civilians are being directly and deliberately targeted by the Sudanese armed forces in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile.
This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi. The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:
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.
- UNHCR Representative, senior Government officials visit Unity State: On a 14-16 February visit to Pariang County, the UNHCR Representative and the Commissioner for Refugee Affairs, as well as other senior Government officials, agreed to allow the expansion of Ajuong Thok refugee camp to accommodate up to 40,000 people. The two sides also identified Pamyr (8 km southeast of Yida) as the next potential refugee camp for the Yida caseload. Pamyr, which has yet to be built, would be allowed to accommodate up to 20,000 refugees.
These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.
Snapshot 11–17 February 2015
Myanmar: Fighting between the Myanmar army and the MNDAA, an insurgent group in the Kokang area of Shan state, displaced tens of thousands of people. Some fled into central Myanmar, while between 30,000 and 50,000 are thought to have crossed into Nansan, Yunnan province, China.
On the 8th of February the Janjaweed militia attacked villages in Tawila locality near Tabit, they burned Magareefna, Hajar Tono, Um-Syalla, Mursal and Karkar to ashes and they killed, raped and injured the following:
In Um-syalla and Mursal villages they killed
1- Bakhiet Abdelnabi Arga 47years
2- Adam Khatir Abu-Halima 60 years old.
1- Saadia Ragab Hamid 13years
2- Sheikha Adam Hamad 19 years
3- Umbanat Adimo 16 year
In Karkar village they killed:
1- Samaha Adam Siddig 9 years
By Sharon Lukunka
Radio plays an important role in conflict regions as, often, it serves as the most far-reaching medium for public information and awareness-raising.
In Darfur, UNAMID has been broadcasting regular programmes through a reproduction agreement with the Government-owned radio station Al Salaam based in Omdurman, near Khartoum. The Mission’s flagship programme, ‘Yala Nebni Darfur,’ meaning ‘Let’s build Darfur,’ features real life issues related to peace building, women, children, culture, health, education and the economy in the region.
One child was killed during an aerial bombardment by the Sudanese Air Force north of Fanga in East Jebel Marra on Friday afternoon. Seven camels died.
A relative of the boy reported that a large area of grassland was burned too. “The Antonov aircraft was flying over the area from 2pm until 4.30pm. Then it dropped three bombs that led to the killing of Nabil Ismail Ahmed Omar. He was 12 years old.
“Nabil was tending animals at that time in the area,” the relative said.
● UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos and UNESCO Special Envoy Forest Whitaker traveled to Nairobi for the OCHA-IGAD HighLevel Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan and its impact on the Region. At the conference, $529 million in new funding was pledged to support the humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis.
● Bentiu site cleared: In Unity state, Mine Action teams worked on the Bentiu PoC extension site, declaring the area clear this week.
Security around Bentiu was unpredictable.
On 12 February, the High Court in South Sudan set 3 March 2015 as date to hear a legal suit in which the opposition wishes the 30 June elections declared null and void. Last month, 18 opposition political parties filed a case against the country’s National Elections Commission (NEC) seeking nullification of the polls arguing that the country still lacks a permanent constitution and has not yet conducted its census as constitutionally-mandated. The mandate of the current Government comes to an end on 9 July this year.