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12 Feb 2016 description

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  • Flow Monitoring: As of 10 February 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 4,681 migrants and asylum seekers, of which 406 people were interviewed over the week from 4 February – 10 February. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 94% of all respondents.

  • See sections on Greece and Italy for an update on the EU’s Relocations Plan.

11 Feb 2016 description

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Thursday 2/11/2016 - 19:53 GMT

The first UN convoy carrying aid to civilians fleeing clashes in Sudan's Darfur has reached a peacekeeping base where up to 23,000 people have taken shelter, the United Nations said Thursday.

Intense fighting erupted last month between insurgents and troops in Darfur's isolated Jebel Marra area, a stronghold of the rebel Sudan Liberation Army led by Abdulwahid Nur, with tens of thousands of civilians thought to have fled.

11 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 37,000 new IDPs from Jebel Marra have sought shelter in North Darfur.

  • The number of newly displaced in Central Darfur is unknown due to lack of access.

  • Aid organisations have been unable to assess needs or assist 5,000 people from Mulli who arrived in El Geneina in early January.

  • By 1 February, about 200,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan, of whom 65 per cent received some form of aid - UNHCR.

New IDPs from Jebel Marra receive initial aid

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11 Feb 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

 Renewed fighting in the Jabel Marra area of Central Darfur has displaced an estimated 44,700 people. The displaced have sought refuge in Kebkabiya and Tawilla localities in North Darfur. Others have fled to Nertiti and Thur in Central Darfur.

11 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 731,071 Total number of refugees

  • 38,858 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 49.7% Percentage of women and girls

  • 56.6% Percentage of Children

Population of concern-updated

A total of 733,071 of concern (As of 31 January 2015)

Funding

USD 280.0 million requested

UNHCR Presence

10 Feb 2016 description
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SC/12237

7619th Meeting (PM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Members Signal Intention to Impose Additional Measures on Perpetrators of Violence

The Security Council today renewed until 12 March 2017 the mandate of the Panel of Experts monitoring sanctions imposed on those behind instability in Sudan’s western Darfur region, expressing regret that members of the Government as well as armed groups continued to disregard its demands, while also signalling its intention to impose measures against parties perpetuating violence.

10 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The current number of arrivals in South Sudan is now reported at 199,608. During the last three weeks, 4,720 new arrivals were identified countrywide.

  • UNHCR’s individual bio-metric registration is on-going in the White Nile State. Five sites have been completed and currently the last two sites are being covered, namely El Redis II and Um Sangor. The exercise in El Redis I was completed on 19 January. By 31 January, 62,108 arrivals have been individually registered.

10 Feb 2016 description
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The civil war in South Sudan, which began as a political conflict between elites, has evolved over the past two years into a tribal war, reigniting historic grievances and encouraging military opportunism and revenge. The war is now perceived by many South Sudanese as a zero-sum struggle where the exclusion of competing tribes from political power and the monopolization of resources for personal gain have become the principal aims of the belligerents.

09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

05 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance: In July 2015, WFP Sudan launched a two-year Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO, 2015-2017), valued at USD 693 million and aiming to reach 5.2 million people in total. Between July and December 2015, WFP intended to reach nearly 3.5 million beneficiaries. Following long-standing efforts to bring improved food security to vulnerable communities in Sudan facing complex emergencies, the new PRRO supports a gradual shift from relief operations to recovery and resilience activities.

05 Feb 2016 description

GENEVA (5 February 2016) – The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, today called for an immediate end to hostilities that have triggered new protection and humanitarian concerns in Darfur. He warned that, in the last two weeks, tens of thousands of civilians have been forced to flee their homes in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur after a new escalation of violence.