Renewed fighting in the Jabel Marra area of Central Darfur has displaced an estimated 44,700 people. The displaced have sought refuge in Kebkabiya and Tawilla localities in North Darfur. Others have fled to Nertiti and Thur in Central Darfur.
The current number of arrivals in South Sudan is now reported at 199,608. During the last three weeks, 4,720 new arrivals were identified countrywide.
UNHCR’s individual bio-metric registration is on-going in the White Nile State. Five sites have been completed and currently the last two sites are being covered, namely El Redis II and Um Sangor. The exercise in El Redis I was completed on 19 January. By 31 January, 62,108 arrivals have been individually registered.
Summary of WFP assistance: In July 2015, WFP Sudan launched a two-year Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO, 2015-2017), valued at USD 693 million and aiming to reach 5.2 million people in total. Between July and December 2015, WFP intended to reach nearly 3.5 million beneficiaries. Following long-standing efforts to bring improved food security to vulnerable communities in Sudan facing complex emergencies, the new PRRO supports a gradual shift from relief operations to recovery and resilience activities.
Lower classes in basic schools in northern Sudan are suspended for two days because of the strong cold wave.
The director of the education administration in Abu Hamed locality in River Nile State, Mohamed Hassan Babikir, announced the suspension on Wednesday. It includes all localities, where the cold is severe and temperature dropped to about 8 degrees Celsius.
The population of more than a dozen villages in the area of Abu Ajura, El Salam locality in South Darfur, complain about rapidly deteriorating health and education services.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a resident of Abu Ajura explained that the more than 100,000 people living in the area depend mainly on an elderly medical assistant who moves by donkey from village to village to treat patients.
**Total affected population**: 5.4 million
Total affected children (under 18): 3.2 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 4.4 million
Total children to be reached in 2016: 2.6 million
2016 programme targets
- 250,000 children aged 6 to 59 months affected by SAM admitted to treatment - 300,000 caregivers received IYCF counselling
In 2016, UNICEF will continue to work with partners, including the Government of the Sudan, to reach children affected by conflict, natural disasters, epidemics and chronic underdevelopment, particularly in hard-to-reach areas.
This Dashboard provides an overview of the implementation of the 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan in Sudan that brings together 112 partners from across the UN system and non-governmental organizations to help 5.4 million people in need of emergency relief aid and other forms of humanitarian assistance. Vulnerability in Sudan - a country of 37.2 million - is driven primarily by conflict-induced displacement, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.
UNICEF successfully delivered essential nutrition and health supplies though partners, despite a very high level of insecurity in the area surrounding the region of Anka, North Darfur, where 14 villages were allegedly burnt and 20 looted by militias in early December. It made possible for partners to re-open the local health centre and OTPs to serve children most urgently in need. Over 4000 children (10,000 people) have been directly affected and displaced by these events.
A World Bank-supported project is helping to improve education for some of Sudan’s most vulnerable children
The project, supported by a grant from the Global Partnership for Education, has funded hundreds of new classrooms, as well as new textbooks, teacher monitoring and support, and school grants to help and encourage some of the poorest households to enroll their children in school
- 184,668 South Sudanese have arrived to Sudan since 15 December 2013.
- This figure does not include a number of newly arrived South Sudanese known to be living with host communities. These statistics will be determined following individual registration in host communities.
- 128,635 South Sudanese new arrivals who received emergency shelter and/or NFI assistance.
- 34,374 UNHCR-SRCS individual registration of the arrivals.
About 17,560 school students in the Zamzam camp for the displaced near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, may not be able to continue their studies this year.
“The humanitarian organisations operating in the camp told us that the lack of financial support forced them to withdraw on 31 December 2015,” an activist reported to Radio Dabanga from the camp.
He explained that the 48 centres run by various NGOs are providing pre-school education services and social and psychological support for children traumatised by the armed conflicts.
• In North Darfur’s Kutum locality, 34 villages were attacked affecting about 10,000 people.
• 571 suspected dengue fever cases, including 133 deaths, were reported in Sudan between 29 August and 11 December.
• 270,375 South Sudanese refugees expected in Sudan by the end of 2016.
• About 35 per cent of the residents of Tokar town, Red Sea State, have lost their homes due to floods.
• Tearfund offices across Sudan were visited by government officials and asked to close until further notice.
• IA mission identifies 5,900 new refugees arrived in South Kordofan between July and September 2015.
• Response is underway for the 36,984 people—verified by IOM—in need of aid in North Jebel Marra’s Fanga Suk area.
• In East Darfur, aid organizations start to respond to the needs of an estimated 13,700 returnees to Labado village.
• Qatar will contribute $70 million to construct 10 model villages in Darfur in 2016.
Sudan became the 56th member of the SUN movement with national leaders committing to prioritising efforts to address malnutrition.
The impact of climate change on the humanitarian needs of children in Sudan has been highlighted in the UNICEF UK publication Children and Climate Change. The use of solar powered water-pumps to bring water to conflict affected people in Sudan was noted as a progressive climate sensitive approach to humanitarian interventions.
In November the Khartoum office in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Sudan organized three five-day courses for trainers on inclusive education for students with disabilities. These activities are an output of the UNESCO extrabudgetary project “Promoting Access to Education and Health for Children with Disabilities”, funded by the UN, and managed by the Khartoum Office with support from the Beirut office of UNESCO. Other partners involved in the project: the Ministry of Education of Sudan, the Sudanese National Council for People with Disabilities, UNICEF, and WHO.
• Humanitarian relief supplies arrive in Fanga Suk, Northern Jebel Marra locality.
• In North Darfur, about 800 IDPs want to return to Kokai village in Saraf Omra locality.
• In West Kordofan, the Kharasana reception centre is congested with 8,000 people having built shelters around it.
• 557 suspected dengue fever cases, including 130 deaths, were reported between 29 August and 4 December in Sudan.
About three million Sudanese children currently do not go to school, according to the Education Commission of the Sudanese Parliament.
The Commission members called the education situation in the country a “scandal”. They noted that “university graduates exist who are not able to write three correct sentences”.
The majority of masters and PhD students “copy-paste” from the Internet for their theses.