- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 04 | 19 - 25 January 2015
- Common Humanitarian Fund Progress Report 2014
- Enough Project: Starving War, Feeding Peace - And Setting the Table for National Dialogue in Sudan
Appeals & Funding
Funding for the 2014 Revised Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for Sudan: US$531.7 million, which is almost 54 per cent of total requirements, with unmet requirements at $454.3 million.
Total humanitarian funding available for Sudan in 2014 (SRP and non-SRP): $587 million.
Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) received $57.6 million in contributions earmarked for 2014, which is approximately 10.8 per cent of Sudan SRP funding or 5.8 per cent of total SRP requirements.
KHARTOUM, 28 January 2015 – UNICEF flew in today emergency supplies in response to the growing influx of displaced persons into Um Baru locality, north east of the State capital, El Fasher, in North Darfur. Over the last two weeks some 4,000 additional people have arrived to the locality, most of them are women and children. Their number continues to increase daily.
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• More than 20,700 new IDPs have been verified by humanitarian organisations in parts of North Darfur State.
• A hospital operated by MSF in SPLM-N area in South Kordofan was bombed, with one MSF staff and one patient injured.
• An outbreak of measles, with close to 600 cases confirmed, has been reported in Kassala and Gedaref states, according to UNICEF.
• UNHCR says refugee influx from South Sudan continues and by 22 January the number had passed the 120,000 mark.
The UK will provide further life-saving food, water and support for families forced from their homes by recent fighting in Sudan.
Britain will contribute a further £7 million to the UN’s Common Humanitarian Fund appeal for Sudan, International Development Minster Baroness Northover announced today during a visit to Khartoum.
The ongoing conflict has forced more people from their homes than at any time since 2003 and seven million people are now expected to need emergency assistance this year.
Snapshot 21-27 January
Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.
THE JANJAWEED KILL, RAPE, LOOT AND OCCUPY WATER SOURCES
Updates from East Jabbal Marra and North Darfur
EASTERN JABAL MARRA- 23rd January 2015
The Rapid Support Force attacked the village of Koweala in east Jabal Marra, killing Hamza Eisa Ali, Idris Musa Younis and Adam Haroun Musa. Six minor girls were raped. In addition they looted of 450 heads of livestock.
Opportunities for Peace in 2015
Gender agenda: In 2015, the review of the Beijing Platform for Action, Resolution 1325 and the Millennium Development Goals may provide an opportunity for moving towards stronger and more substantive engagement with genuine sustainable development in which gender equality, the empowerment of women and peacebuilding are key elements.
January 23 - 2015 EAST JEBEL MARRA / SIRBA / TABIT
Militiamen have killed three sheikhs and raped ten women, among them four minors, in separate events in Darfur on Thursday and Friday.Three herders near Tabit were injured by milita members on Thursday as well.
The initial White Nile State relocation of 500 planned households to the new sites of El Redis 2 and Dabat Bosin has been completed, and will continue as required to relieve congestion of existing sites.
North Darfur-16th January
A group of Janjaweed militia men attacked the village of Donkey Sharafa, 20 kilometers west of Al Fasher, they looted 300 sheep, 217 goats, 19 donkeys, 63 camels and 2 horses.
El Fasher, 22 January 2015 – Following clashes between armed opposition groups and the Sudanese Armed Forces in the East Jebel Marra area and north of Kutum over the past few weeks, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is concerned about the impact of the ongoing conflict on civilians. Newly displaced people arrived in several localities of North Darfur, mainly in Um Baru, Tawilla and Sortony as well as Nertiti in Central Darfur.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution from the Government of Japan to support its emergency operations in Sudan.
This new contribution of ¥390 million (US$3.2 million) will be used to provide some 862,000 school children across Sudan with nutritious meals for two months through WFP’s school feeding programme.
Snapshot 14–20 January
Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.
with some 6,000 children displaced due to the recent conflict and hundreds at risk from measles outbreak
Khartoum, 19th January 2015: UNICEF expresses grave concern that children are increasingly becoming victims in the recent spike in conflict in areas around Jebel Mara in Central and North Darfur States. It is estimated that over sixty per cent of the verified 10,415 affected persons are children.
South Sudan warring parties agree in Khartoum on a five point plan proposed by the Chinese Government to support the ongoing IGAD peace talks.
The outflow of South Sudanese to Uganda through the Nimule border (Eastern Equatoria State) continued on a small scale.
Returning refugees continue to be registered in Bor town; a total of 91 HHs registered by RRC who are reported to have come from Uganda and Kenya during the reporting period.