- 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)
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.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Plantings delayed due to insufficient rains at beginning of cropping season
Prices of millet and sorghum remained mostly stable in recent months
Continued assistance is required to improve access to food and protect livelihoods of food-insecure and vulnerable people, including refugees and returnees
MoS Sean Sherlock, Minister Charles Flanagan, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Ireland, 2015,
Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D, & Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., Announce Additional €3 million Humanitarian Assistance Funding for South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi.
October 7, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Joint Boundary Commission (JBC) between Sudan and South Sudan has met in Addis Ababa under the auspices of the African Union Border Program (AUBP).
Claimed and disputed areas of the Sudan and South Sudan border include Abyei, 14-Mile area, Joudat Al-Fakhar, Jebel al-Migainais, Kaka, and Kafia Kingi enclave (Hofrat al-Nahas).
Since the South Sudan independence the agreed border between the two countries is not yet demarcated (marked on the ground). Also, talks between the two sides continue to delimit the remaining 20% disputed boundary.
Protection at the heart of humanitarian action
Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
A man was stabbed to death in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur on Monday. A mother and her son sustained serious injuries in an attack in Kabkabiya. On Tuesday, a displaced woman was wounded in North Darfur’s El Sareif Beni Hussein, when three men attempted to rape her.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a listener reported from El Fasher that unknown assailants stabbed Salaheldin Abaker Yahya at the town’s El Mawaeshi market. “They fled the scene after he died.”
The Minister of Agriculture of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) has expressed concern about a food shortage in the region as a result of the delayed and sparse rainfall this year.
DRA Minister El Sadig Yousef Zakaria told Radio Dabanga on Tuesday that North and West Darfur are affected most. “The farms in South, Central, and East Darfur certainly needed more rain, but the situation is not too bad.”
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.
Agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Saraf Umra locality, North Darfur, have threatened to gag the coordinator of the Saraf Umra camps for the displaced, should he continue to report to Radio Dabanga and Unamid.
Sheikh Abdelrazeg Yousef Suleiman, the coordinator of the Saraf Umra camps, told Radio Dabanga on Tuesday that NISS sergeant Hamadi Abdelshakour handed his family a letter, warning him not to give any information about the security situation and incidents in the locality to Radio Dabanga, Unamid, or any UN agency.
The current growing season (May-October 2015) in East Africa (Sudan and Ethiopia region) which is ending now has developed under a strengthening El Nino event.
In Ethiopia, the Belg season (February to May) was affected by a severe drought resulting in poor crop and pasture production. This situation put further stress on households at the start of the following main season (Meher).
- Continuation of suppressed rainfall along coastal Gulf of Guinea regions and enhanced rain across the Sahel and far western Gulf of Guinea.
- Dryness persists throughout parts of Ethiopia.
1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.
General Esmat Abdel-Rahman Zein Al Abdeen, Sudanese Minister of Interior met at his Office today Ambassador Tomas Ulicny, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Sudan.
Ahead of the Valletta EU-Africa Summit on Migration that will take place in Malta on 11 November 2015, the meeting confirmed the full support of the EU to the Sudan efforts to fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.
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.
- Conflict continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian assistance
- USG announces additional $80 million in emergency funding to South Sudan DECEMBER 1, 2014
- Relief organizations provide health assistance following Maridi oil tanker explosion