- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 34 | 17 – 23 August 2015
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook July to December 2015
- UNICEF Humanitarian Situation Report, June 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Coordination of the child protection (CP) response to Sudanese refugees in South Sudan has been mainly driven by the field. In Gambella, there is a child protection working group (CPWG), and two specific groups on information management and case management. At the camp level, there is a weekly working group which covers CP as well as Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) participates in the CP working group and in the camp level coordination meetings.
CONTEXTUALIZATION OF THE RESPONSE IN SUDAN
• 9,500 IDPs in Central Darfur’s Guldo town finally receive food aid.
• 6,600 South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State still need emergency shelter and household supplies.
• 114,000 South Sudanese refugees who arrived in Sudan since mid-December 2013 have received some form of humanitarian assistance.
• 22,000 people displaced due to inter-tribal conflict in North Darfur’s Mellit area need aid.
Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015
Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.
The deteriorating health situation in Otash camp in South Darfur has prompted the displaced Darfuris living there to renew their appeal to the authorities and relief organisations to treat them against diseases. Many children are suffering from diseases and malnutrition in El Salam camp.
A resident of the camp near Nyala revealed to Radio Dabanga that measles has spread among the displaced population. “Dozens of people suffer from the disease inside the camp, where the health unit does not provide treatment for them.”
The conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile (the ‘Two Areas’) between the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/ Army-North (SPLM/A-N) has entered its fourth year, characterized by continuous high-intensity military action and air attacks.
In the 10 weeks since it began its work, the Panel of Experts on South Sudan has travelled extensively within South Sudan and to Ethiopia, Kenya, the Sudan and Uganda. Throughout, the Panel has consulted the parties prosecuting the war and those most affected by it, including internally displaced persons, tribal and community leaders, civil society organizations, humanitarian actors and peacekeepers. The report represents the preliminary findings of that research.
On 19 August 2015, UNAMID’s Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) Section handed over a vocational institute to the local community in Kabkabiya, North Darfur. The project, implemented in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and local implementing partner, Friends of Peace and Development Organization (FPDO), is part of the DDR Section’s Community-based, Labour-intensive Projects (CLIPs).
The overall food security situation improved for Residents and Mixed communities from November 2014 to February 2015. For IDPs the results were more mixed: both the food secure and the food insecure group decreased, increasing the borderline group. In February 2015 the food security situation of IDPs was worse than that of other community groups.
The food security situation for IDPs in East Darfur in February 2015 had improved marginally compared to November 2014, mainly as a result of the good harvest season. The improvement was more pronounced among households in Resident and Mixed communities, where the proportion of households that was food secure increased by 23 and 17 percent, respectively, compared to November 2014. Approximately four in every five households were food secure, reflecting a generally acceptable level of food security.
Fighting between government forces and rebel factions continued since December 2014 in East Jebel Marra and Dar Zaghawa resulting in a large influx of IDPs into Tawila, Shangil Tobayi and Zamzam camps in Fasher town. In February, tribal conflict erupted in Mellit locality, between the Berti and Zayadiya, and Sayah administration unit was severely affected.
Half of households in Mixed communities and one third of households in IDP camps were found to be food secure in February 2015. The food security situation for IDPs had improved moderately compared to November 2014 but was still at a lower level compared to May 2014. For the Mixed communities, the food security status had remained largely unchanged since November 2014.
The overall food security situation deteriorated for households in surveyed IDP camps between November 2014 and February 2015. Surveyed households in resident communities experienced a similar deterioration, while the sampled households in Mixed communities improved.
Thirty-nine percent of surveyed households in IDP communities were food insecure, compared to 27 percent of households in Residents and Mixed communities.
The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) has restored contacts of the 281 South Sudan Refugees in Ethiopia with their families in six months (November 2014 – April2015).
This success has been brought about by the snapshot tool which the ERCS and the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) have implemented in Gambella Region since November 2014.
Cuba – Drought
• Lack of rain from May to June has affected 68% of the country (11 provinces).
• Authorities refer to the current drought as the worst in the last 115 years. In Guantanamo, water usually used for agriculture is now used for human consumption.