- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 17 | 18 – 24 April 2016
- UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report, March 2016
- Human Rights Watch: Sudan: Events of 2015 [EN/AR]
Appeals & Funding
- Sudan El Niño Mitigation and Preparedness Plan, Feb 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Over 224,620 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan
- Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan
* Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have received 2,496 (IOM)
92,634 Total new arrivals from South Sudan
74,636 camp and reception centre population
17,998 non-camp population
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.
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• Between end January and 24 April 2016, 54,635 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan, according to aid organisations.
• In Central Darfur, about 5,200 IDPs from Jebel Marra have been reported in the Fanga Suk area and Rokero town following inter-agency missions.
• A new report by SKBN CU says renewed conflict between government forces and SPLMN has led to significant internal displacement and increased humanitarian needs in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) this morning inaugurated the Sixth Steering Committee Meeting of their Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) in Nairobi. This will be followed by the meeting of the IDDRSI Ministerial General Assembly which will be held on 29th April 2016.
GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS
• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.
• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.
El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people worldwide, and the health consequences, such as disease outbreaks and malnutrition, are expected to increase throughout 2016.
Funding is required to support activities by Ministries of Health, WHO, Health Cluster and partners to prepare for, and respond to, the health problems of those most affected by El Niño.
These funding figures are taken from individual country plans as well as WHO and interagency Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) for 2016.
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.
Since the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations released its seminal report in 2000, UN peacekeeping missions have grown considerably in size and complexity. More than 100,000 uniformed personnel were serving in these missions as of November 2015, an increase of 300 per cent since 2000. These soldiers and police officers are operating in challenging environments, often in underdeveloped countries amidst violent armed groups with little interest for political compromise and no compunctions about attacking their perceived enemies, including UN forces.
Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Tuesday 4/26/2016 - 18:13 GMT
Sudan said on Tuesday the result of a referendum in Darfur shows that the conflict in the war-torn region that has killed tens of thousands of people is finally over.
On Saturday, officials announced that almost 98 percent of Darfur voters had opted to keep the region as five states in a referendum that was boycotted by the opposition and criticised internationally.
The vote on whether to unite Darfur into a single autonomous region was held over three days between April 11 and 13.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent, principled and timely response to emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA works with Governments and with Inter-Agency Standing Committee members, which include key operational actors from the United Nations, non-governmental organisations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, among others.
26 APRIL, 2016 - JUBA // In response to the return of South Sudan’s opposition leader, Riek Machar, to Juba, Oxfam’s Country Director in South Sudan, Zlatko Gegic said:
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.”
Khartoum, 26 April 2016. The Governments of Denmark and Ireland have donated $2.8 million and $3.2 million respectively, to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) that will fund critical life-saving projects prioritised by humanitarian organisations in Sudan.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Below-average cereal production gathered in 2015 due to poor distribution of rains
Prices of millet and sorghum remained mostly stable in recent months
Continued assistance required to improve access to food and protect livelihoods of food-insecure and vulnerable people, including refugees and returnees
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Planting of 2016 secondary “belg” season cereal crops is still underway
March-May “belg” rains were erratic in March, delaying planting activities
“Belg” rains improved in April, but pockets of moisture deficits remain in southern SNNPR and Oromia regions as well as eastern Amhara Region
Cereal prices remain firm despite ongoing commercialization of 2015 main “meher” season harvest
Number of people in need of food assistance estimated at high 10.2 million
Monthly trend report covering mixed migration to, through and from North Africa
About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.
Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt,
Libya, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.