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29 Apr 2016 description

In this issue

  • Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1

  • IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2

  • The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3

  • Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4

  • Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6

  • Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6

  • HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7

KEY FIGURES

# of IDPs 11 m

# of refugees 3.4 m

29 Apr 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Eric Reeves

There are more than 20 million refugees worldwide—and half of them are children. Moreover, according to the UN High Commission for refugees, 86 percent of these refuges are in “countries considered economically less developed.” But international attention has focused disproportionately on the plight of those from the historical Levant, who continue to turn up in various wealthy European countries that have the power to shape international news and perceptions.

29 Apr 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga
The UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, today concluded his second visit to Sudan as Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the country.


From his observations during his visit from 14 to 28 April 2016, he notes progress since his first visit in May 2015, but also expresses concerns regarding press freedom, the security situation, and a number of human rights issues in Sudan.

Aristide Nononsi's complete statement:

29 Apr 2016 description

Khartoum - 26 April 2016 : With an important new allocation, the goal to end malaria in Sudan is in reach. Over the next two years, Sudan will receive an additional 30 million USD from the Global Fund to support malaria interventions. The Grant Approval Committee of the Global Fund met in Geneva this week to review the proposal submitted by UNDP to extend the grant end date to December 2017 and provided positive recommendation. With this additional support the total malaria grant will stands to 116 million USD for 2015-2017.

28 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The influx of South Sudanese into Sudan that began in late January 2016 amid ongoing conflict and deteriorating food insecurity continues with some 54,000 arrivals into East and South Darfur and West Kordofan states. Of these new arrivals, 41,774 are residing in East Darfur. 

28 Apr 2016 description

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27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

26 Apr 2016 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) welcomes the return of opposition leaders to South Sudan, but calls for urgent attention to the humanitarian crisis.

“While the arrival of Riek Machar and other opposition leaders is a positive step in the path to peace, the humanitarian crisis is far from over,” warned NRC’s Country Director in South Sudan, Victor Moses. “Though the peace process resolves some national level political disputes, it does not resolve escalating humanitarian and protection needs on the ground.”

25 Apr 2016 description

KEY FACTS

  • Since late January 2016, there has been a surge in the number of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan. Approximately 54,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in East and South Darfur and West Kordofan in just over two months. East Darfur has received about 43,000 of these new arrivals.

  • New arrivals are mostly coming from South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Warrap states due to worsening food insecurity and ongoing conflict in the area, and arrive in Sudan in urgent need of food, humanitarian assistance and protection.

23 Apr 2016 description

Since mid-January approximately 61,000 Darfuris have poured out of Jebel Mara, North Darfur, and settled in the nearby Sortoni camp. Their displacement is part of a larger exodus caused by the Sudanese government’s attempt to re-establish control over conflict-ridden Jebel Mara.

22 Apr 2016 description

Since mid-January approximately 61,000 Darfuris have poured out of Jebel Mara, North Darfur and settled in the nearby Sortoni camp.This is part of a larger exodus caused by the Sudanese government’s attempt to re-establish control over Jebel Mara. The wellbeing of those looking for safety in camps like Sortoni is threatened by insufficient supplies, poor conditions and criminal attacks.

22 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Polio vaccination campaign reaches tens of thousands of refugee children in Unity and Upper Nile – UNHCR and partners have kicked off the National Polio Immunization Days campaign in Yida, Ajoung Thok and Maban’s four refugee camps, reaching nearly 54,000 children under five years, in coordination with South Sudan’s Ministry of Health, Maban and Pariang Health Department, WHO and UNICEF.

21 Apr 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudanese refugee influx into Sudan continues, with close to 54,000 people having arrived in Sudan between late January and 17 April 2016.

  • Most of the South Sudanese refugees (78%) who arrived since January, have taken refuge in East Darfur.

  • Number of Jebel Marra IDPs in North Darfur is still being reviewed with expectations of a considerable decrease.

  • In Central Darfur, about 5,750 IDPs have returned to West Darfur and settled in the Rongatass area.

21 Apr 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | jeudi 21/04/2016 - 08:39 GMT |

Les migrants mineurs arrivés seuls dans la région de Calais (nord) dans l'espoir de passer en Angleterre sont dans une "situation de très grande vulnérabilité" et doivent être mieux protégés, alerte le Défenseur des droits en France.