- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 09 | 23 February – 1 March 2015
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook - January to June 2015
- OCHA: Periodic Funding Analysis - January 2015
Appeals & Funding
Maban convoy: For the first time in nearlymonths a humanitarian convoy has begun arriving in Maban, Upper Nile State. Three trucks arrived onMarch carrying timber for UNHCR’s refugee shelter programme.
Refugee influx: Average weekly arrivals of Sudanese refugees in Yida, Unity State, were 672 in January and 712 in February.
• Aid organisations have registered 32,490 newly displaced people in North and Central Darfur states of whom IOM has verified 20,589 in North Darfur.
• About 7,400 IDPs in North Darfur’s Um Baru area receive food aid.
• An estimated 7,000 returnees, displaced people and refugees in South Darfur’s Um Dafug area start receiving humanitarian assistance.
• In areas south of Bahr El Arab in the Abyei area, 20 per cent of households were found to be food insecure, according to the Abyei Food Security and Nutrition Assessment.
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:
Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.
Measles is spreading fast in the Otash camp for the displaced in Nyala locality, South Darfur.
“The three health centres at the camp daily are currently receiving more than 100 children under the age of 10,” a sheikh told Dabanga from Otash camp, “while the centres are equipped to treat 30 patients each a day only.”
He explained that the first cases appeared mid-February.
The camp sheikh appealed to the South Darfur state authorities to intervene “as soon as possible”, and provide more staff and medicines to the health centres to contain the outbreak.
“The volatile security environment is a direct illustration of the parties’ continued lack of political will,” the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Hervé Ladsous, told the Security Council on 24 February.
Sudan's Federal Ministry of Health acknowledged that there is a deficit in iodine in the country. It claimed that many children suffer from various disorders and health problems caused by iodine deficiency.
The ministry estimated the country's deficit at 22 percent. Dr Iman Salih Swar El Dahab, the official of the Unit for Combating Micronutrient Deficiency at the ministry, said that a lack of iodine in diets causes abortion, infant mortality, hearing loss, mental retardation, stunting, and lack of goiter.
Partners condemned the abduction of 89 children who were taking their exams in Wau Shilluk, Upper Nile State.
Partners were responding to cholera in Eastern Equatoria. Since 19 February, there have been no new cholera cases reported.
Over 600 people were registered as newly arrived in Yida, Unity State coming from South Kordofan in Sudan - 11 per cent fewer than in the previous week. Of the new arrivals, 65 per cent were women and children.
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: