Sudan 2011 Complex Emergency (Emergency appeal MDRSD011) Operation update n°3
This appeal update covers the period between March and June 2012.
Appeal target (current): CHF 6,188,106; for 300,000 people
Appeal coverage: 40%;
· This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 1 July 2011 for CHF 3,758,917 for 8 months to assist 173,000 beneficiaries in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei states
· CHF 200,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society to respond as a start up to the appeal.
· Operation Update 1 (26 August 2011) adjusted the budget from CHF 3,758,917 to CHF 3,930,089 based on the proposed changes in the activities.
· Operation Update 2 (28 November 2011) highlighted the status of operations and included emerging information on the situation in Blue Nile State and South Kordofan.
· Consequent to increasing needs and change of situation in the complex emergency operation areas, this appeal was further revised in February 2012 with expansion of target beneficiaries rising to 300,000 people and consequent increase in the budget to CHF 6,188.106.
The appeal has so far received multilateral pledges of CHF 2,490,973 from British, Canadian Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, Canadian, Monaco and Saudi Arabian National Societies as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Meanwhile, SRCS has continued to receive bilateral in kind and financial support (amounting to CHF 834,803) from several other partners (Movement and external) to respond during the complex emergency crisis. SRCS also received bilateral support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO) and World Food Programme (WFP). SRCS has joint ongoing operations with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Blue Nile which will be duly reported jointly by SRCS/ICRC.
As at the time of the revision of this appeal in February 2012, SRCS had managed to reach 136,796 beneficiaries in Blue Nile and South Kordofan with relief assistance (food and non-food items) water and health services. During this reporting period, SRCS reached 88,151 beneficiaries with relief and medical assistance more so during the time when serious active conflict occurred at the border towns of Higlig and Talodi. The situation has improved slightly despite the military engagements that are still being reported in Blue Nile and South Kordofan. SRCS has also been able to reach another over 109,000 beneficiaries through its bilateral agreement with WFP, Goal Sudan and ICRC which will be duly reported separately as per the respective agreements.
Most of the beneficiaries during this reporting period were reached during the peak of the crisis that turned to cross-border conflict in April 2012 causing huge population displacements. The beneficiaries were assisted with non food items (NFIs), outreach mobile clinics, medical referrals, water and sanitation and tracing services.
Besides teams of volunteers engaged by SRCS, committees with membership drawn from beneficiary community were quite instrumental in registration and distribution of relief in addition to the day to day cleaning of the camps and camp management. SRCS maintained the culture of partnership and collaboration through operations jointly ran; food distribution which is ongoing jointly with WFP and clinic operations as agreed with Goal Sudan in Blue Nile. Meanwhile, SRCS also received in kind donations from some of its partners WHO. For instance, WHO donated 14 emergency health kits for use in providing health care to the population affected by war.