The infrastructure and equipment of basic and secondary schools in West Kordofan has deteriorated while the salaries of teachers are insufficient to meet the requirements for a monthly living.
Teachers from El Muglad told Radio Dabanga that the infrastructure of their schools remain poor. “Some schools are built of straw or wood, while others are built of fixed materials but they have collapsed because of lack of maintenaince.”
• The State Ministry of Health (SMoH) has reported high rates of malnutrition in West Darfur over the past few months.
• Over 200,000 people have been affected by heavy rain and flooding since early June, according to HAC.
• On 20 August, the first group of 105 South Sudanese refugees was relocated from Khor Omer to Kario camp in East Darfur.
• On 17 August, the UN held a press conference in Khartoum to mark World Humanitarian Day.
Spike in severe acute malnutrition admissions in West Darfur
Beginning in late January 2016, there has been an influx of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan and settling in large numbers in East Darfur. As of 14 August, the number of new arrivals recorded in East Darfur exceeds 50,000 individuals. Over 30,000 of these South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Khor Omer camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), Ed Daein locality, and the remainder arrived throughout the other seven localities in the state.
Overview on Education in Emergencies (EiE) in Sudan 2016
North and Central Darfur
The gap in education is still very high with some 3,400 school aged children identified as being in need of learning facilities in Sortony, North Darfur following their recent displacement from Jebel Marra. This translates to 68 temporary classrooms alongside teaching and learning related materials. The government approval for construction of these classrooms was granted after advocacy by UNICEF, sector partners and the Ministry of Education.
A total of 242,675
South Sudanese arrivals in Sudan since 15 December 2013.
* This figure does not include a number of South Sudanese living with host communities.
Number of South Sudanese arrivals residing in the eight sites of White Nile State, based on UNHCR individual registration.
Number of South Sudanese arrivals to East Darfur since January 2016.
* As of 14th of August
The High State Committee for the support of Jebel Marra in Central Darfur has reported the arrival of medical equipment and shelter materials to Golo and Rokoro.
Jebel Marra witnessed extensive destruction and displacement during the first months of this year owing to fighting between government forces and rebel combatants.
This Dashboard provides an overview of the implementation of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan in Sudan that brings together 80 partners from across the UN system and non-governmental organisations to help 4.6 million people in need of emergency relief aid and other forms of humanitarian assistance. Vulnerability in Sudan - a country of 38.4 million - is driven primarily by conflict-induced displacement, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.
• The 2016 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) was launched on 12 July, requesting US$952 million to support 4.6 million people targeted for humanitarian assistance. The plan is 22 per cent funded, with a further US$741 million still needed to support the 2016 humanitarian response.
• Sudan became the first country in the African meningitis belt to introduce meningitis A as part of routine immunisations. This will prevent vulnerable children from contracting the disease and reduce outbreaks.
UNAMID conducted sensitization of local community members over a completed project, funded by the Government of Japan, which consists of two classrooms, a meeting room, a teachers' accommodation and water facility in Begayla village, a semi-sedentary community settlement in Bahr Arab locality, located 73 kilometers south-west of El Daein, East Darfur.
In Sortony and Tawilla, authorities halted IOM registration and verification processes in mid-February. As a result, figures underwent revision and have now been amended according to WFP's latest beneficiary figure in July.
In Boori and Wadi Boori, confirmation of reported displacement in the area and / or to other areas is still not possible due to lack of humanitarian access.
At least 17,000 preschool children in the Zamzam camp for the displaced in North Darfur have not had educational and psychosocial support since April.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga from Zamzam, an activist explained that 48 child centres in the camp have been closed because of a lack of funding since April this year. “More than 17,000 infants are therefore deprived of the opportunity to enjoy preschool education and receive psychosocial support.”
August 4 - 2016 KHARTOUM NORTH
The first school for working children has been inaugurated at Shambat central market of Khartoum. The children of this economically marginal group will be allowed do attend for free, as one of Khartoum state’s localities has pledged to pay the study costs.
The heavy rains in Sudan continue to cause flash floods and damage to properties, now resulting in the closure of all schools in Kassala, and the destruction of homes in Central Darfur.
Speaking from Kassala in eastern Sudan, activist Ibrahim Mohamed Nur El Sheikh told Radio Dabanga that the rainfall led to a complete paralysis of traffic and people’s movement within the town. He pointed to the lack of a sewage system that could drain the water in the state.
Between 159,000 and 194,000 civilians have reportedly been displaced from the Jebel Marra area in Sudan’s Darfur region since mid-January as a result of hostilities between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Abdul Wahid faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA/AW). This includes over 75,000 people who have been registered, verified or assisted.
Central Darfur hosts the overwhelming majority of the reported new IDPs from Jebel Marra, while North Darfur has the highest number of registered or assisted new IDPs.
There is a significant increase in the number of students applying for secondary schools in camps north of Nyala in South Darfur, amid a shortage of schools. New displacement from Jebel Marra seems the main driver.
The camp coordinator of Otash camp told Radio Dabanga on Sunday that Otash has only one secondary school for all children in the camp against at least 15 primary schools. He estimated that more than 90,000 people live in Otash.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €10 million (approximately US$11.1 million) from the Government of Germany to support nearly 350,000 people in the eastern Sudan state of Kassala.
WFP will use the funds to provide food assistance to more than 88,400 refugees, migrants and asylum seekers from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia as well as members of their host communities, through general food distributions and food vouchers for one year.
Camp residents in Shangil Tobaya in North Darfur have urged the Ministry of Education to provide better school services for the children in the camp.
Following a meeting between the camp's administration and a delegation of state educators on Monday, the coordinator of Shangil Tobaya camps said that there is a significant increase in the number of school dropouts in Kabkabiya locality.
Fashir, North Darfur, 12 July (SUNA) - The state's higher committee to follow up registration of children in the age group 6-13 for schools, headed by Munira Abdul Rahman the Director General of the Ministry of General Education and Instruction, reviewed the process and the activities of the committee in the campaign.
The meeting has reviewed the best means to propagate and encourage people for registering children in that age group in the school in the various localities of the state.
Flash floods streaming from the Tagali and Magali mountains destroyed about 200 homes in camp Naivasha in Shangil Tobaya, North Darfur on Wednesday morning. Dozens of families have been left homeless and destitute.
The flood waters resulting from heavy rains, swept-away food, provisions and property, displaced people told Radio Dabanga.
They appealed to local authorities and humanitarian organisations to speed up rescuing those affected by providing tents, plastic sheets and food.