- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 40 | 28 September – 4 October 2015
- FEWSNET: Food Security Outlook Update September 2015
- Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei (S/2015/700)
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
733,312 Total number of refugees
36,939 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
52.7% Percentage of women and girls
59.6% Percentage of Children
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $86 million in food assistance through the UN World Food Program (WFP) to help feed millions of displaced and food-insecure people in Sudan. Of the $86 million, $75 million will be used to provide more than 69,000 metric tons of U.S. food and $11 million to provide food vouchers and support the local procurement of specialized nutrition products. The new contribution brings the total U.S. Government contribution of food assistance for Sudan to $170 million this year.
FAO seeks $6M to assist 125,000 families facing increased risk of food insecurity and malnutrition in Sudan.
GAM rate in North Darfur’s Ailliet locality stands at 25.3%, which is above the emergency threshold of 15%.
Over 1,000 malaria cases— including 7 deaths—were reported in West Darfur.
Some 13,500 IDPs forced to seek medical services at the UNAMID hospital in Labado, due to lack of medical personnel at the local clinic.
Protection at the heart of humanitarian action
Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
The Central Darfur Minister of Health has reported nine cases of haemorrhagic fever in the state.
Minister Eisa Mohamed Mousa told reporters in the Central Darfur capital of Zalingei on Tuesday that nine people suspected to be afflicted by haemorrhagic fever reached the state’s hospitals recently. Four of them died.
19,000 Refugees and locals received seeds and agricultural tools in Central/Western Equatoria
2,000 Refugees received second-‐ hand clothing in Central Equatoria’s Gorom camp
311 Latrines built in Unity State’s Yida settlement and Ajuong Thok camp ' 49 Students graduated from the first ICT course in Unity State’s Ajuong Thok camp
Central Equatoria: UNHCR relocated 2,143 vulnerable Sudanese refugees from Yei town to Lasu settlement for better protection and provided them with non-‐food items and a plot of land.
In the Sudan, UNICEF welcomed the propositions by both the Government of Sudan and the Sudan Revolutionary Force for the cessation of hostilities, hoping that this would be translated in rapid access and quick response to children in need of humanitarian aid. This came in the wake of consistent humanitarian calls strongly urging all parties to conflict in Sudan to stop the fighting, guarantee at all times the safety of all children and unimpeded humanitarian access to the Nuba Mountains, localities in the Blue Nile States and Jabel Mara.
Afghanistan: The humanitarian situation in Kunduz is deteriorating as fighting for control of the city continues. Aid organisations have withdrawn, after a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was bombed in an airstrike, killing 22 and injuring 37.
Burundi: At least eight civilians were killed in Bujumbura over the weekend as political violence persists, and people continue to flee. Some 128,000 people are reliant on food assistance: in some of the areas affected by insecurity, food prices are up to 95% higher than average.
Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Enough Project Intern Amanda Schmitt.
Sudan is among the countries in the world with the highest rate of undernutrition. One in every three children aged under five is stunted and one in six weighs too little for his or her height. Four states, including North Darfur, have acute malnutrition levels. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is responding to the nutritional needs of vulnerable children through a variety of interventions that include a supplementary feeding programme and the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition for all children under five.
IOM began providing 64,000 liters of water daily to four water sites in Al Hawtah district (Lahj governorate), reaching 4,266 individuals.
IOM completed shelter upgrades for three shelters in the migrant response center in Obock, targeting 200 individuals.
As of 30 September, the number of arrivals in Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan has almost reached 62,000 people. Nearly 22,500 have received post-arrival assistance from IOM.