Sudan: Floods - Jul 2007
Period covered by this Final Report: 18 July 2007 to 18 April 2008;
Appeal target (current): 7,384,145 (USD 6,837,171 or EUR 4,586,425);
Final Appeal coverage: 80%;
- A Preliminary Emergency Appeal launched on 18 July 2007 for CHF 2,077,530 (USD 1,646,690 or EUR 1,194,969) for five months to assist 40,000 people.
- CHF 549,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) initial response efforts.
- A Revised Emergency Appeal issued on 8 August 2007 for CHF 5,464,899 (USD …
Written by: Frank Nyakairu
RIER, UNITY STATE, southern Sudan - Hardly 30 minutes after restaurant owner William Makwach described Rier as a peaceful, progressive trading centre, the village turned into something like a war zone.
Gangs of spear-throwing young men chased each other through the streets. Traders shuttered their shops and women and children scattered to safety.
"For how long shall we suffer?" asked a woman holding a toddler.
The woman was a recent returnee to Rier in the flashpoint border area between northern and southern Sudan.
This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008.
Programme purpose: Support Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS), a leading indigenous community-based humanitarian organisation in Sudan, to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability in their country.
Programmes summary: The year 2008 marked three years after the peace agreement was signed in 2005, after a pan-Sudan health assessment was conducted by the Federation.
Period covered by this Final Report: 18 July 2007 to 18 April 2008;
Appeal target (current): 7,498,940 (USD 6,233,533 or EUR 4,561,399);
Final Appeal coverage(1): 120%;
The attached financial report is interim, a final report will be posted shortly.
- A preliminary appeal launched on 18 July 2007 for CHF 2,077,530 (USD 1,646,690 or EUR 1,194,969) for five months to assist 40,000 people.
- CHF 549,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) …
Sudan: High Flood Risk
Rainfall forecast27-29Aug 2008
Heavy rainfall is predicted over the Ethiopian plateau, as a result, water levels, of blue Nile River are expected to continue at a high flood risk level during the upcoming days. Flash flood also expected over large proportion in Greater Darfur, Greater Bahr Al-Ghazal , White Nile and Upper Nile and parts of Jonglie and Unity state.
Situation in the Field
- Days of torrential rains in last days of July 2008 has brought one of the worst floods in years to the Northern Bahr El Ghazal State (NBGS), mostly Aweil centre, Aweil East, Aweil West and Aweil North counties.
- Flooding has overstretched the capacity of existing health services in NBEG to respond to the emerging health needs of the flood affected population.
The Minister of Health in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal State, Akon Bol Akok, told Miraya FM that cases of watery diarrhea have been reported in the State following the rains and floods in some areas of Northern Bahr el-Ghazal. The Minister added that samples will be tested for Cholera.
In its resolution 60/124 of December 2005, the General Assembly of the United Nations sought to remedy two problems that had bedevilled UN efforts to deliver humanitarian assistance in a timely and effective manner.
- World cereal production in 2008 is forecast to increase 2.8 percent to a record 2 180 million tonnes. Most of the increase is in wheat following significant expansion in plantings in all regions. Coarse grains output is expected around the bumper level of last year but lower than earlier anticipated due to severe floods in the United States, the world's largest producer and exporter. Rice is tentatively forecast to increase slightly from last year's good level.
- Despite the anticipated increase in world output, cereal markets will remain tight in 2008/09.
What's a little bit of water, right?
But when a little rain, which is often initially welcomed, comes day after day and week after week - the water does become a problem. It drowns and rots the crops, kills livestock, causes rivers to overflow, causes landslides (that then destroy homes and communities), and increases the risk of diseases like malaria, dysentery and dengue fever.
In the last year, tens of millions of children and families have been directly affected by flooding - hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes.
This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 for the 2006-2007 Appeal.
Programme summary: Disaster Management programme: Special attention was given to preparedness and risk reduction in terms of training, contingency planning, partnerships and forums for information sharing and early warning.
The state of Northern Bahr El Ghazal epitomizes how difficult it is for returnees to reintegrate when early recovery intentions get frustrated by a sequence of emergencies. Located along the old front line, the state was disproportionally affected by the civil war and much of its population sought refuge in Khartoum and in South Darfur. Since 2004 it is estimated that more than 400,000 people have returned, making up one third of the state's population and placing a huge burden on the social services accessed by the resident communities.
Period covered by this Ops Update: 15 December, 2007 to 29 January
Appeal target (current): 7,384,145 (USD 6,837,171 or EUR 4,586,425); Appeal coverage (revised budget): 69 %;
- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched (on a preliminary basis) on 18 July, 2007 for CHF 2,077,530 (USD 1,646,690 or EUR 1,194,969) for five months to assist 40,000 people.
Director General of Zayed Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Works (ZFCHW) Mohammed bin Obaid Al-Dhaheri emphasised the UAE charity's keenness on carrying out humanitarian operations and development projects in Sudan.
The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.
- Food security is expected to remain stable (Figure 1) until February 2008 in most unimodal areas, following above-average harvests of short- cycle (May to July) crops, such as sorghum, maize, groundnuts, and sesame.
This report covers the period from 12/1/2007 to 1/1/2008
- Floods and waterlogging in parts of Southern Sudan during the May-December 2007 period have affected some 56 000 hectares of crops and nearly 90 000 households.
- However, generally favourable rains and relatively few outbreaks of pests and diseases, together with improved civil security situation, have resulted in an above average cereal harvest of about 859 000 tonnes, almost similar to last year's good level of production.
This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises.