CONTEXTUALIZATION OF THE RESPONSE IN SUDAN
• 9,500 IDPs in Central Darfur’s Guldo town finally receive food aid.
• 6,600 South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State still need emergency shelter and household supplies.
• 114,000 South Sudanese refugees who arrived in Sudan since mid-December 2013 have received some form of humanitarian assistance.
• 22,000 people displaced due to inter-tribal conflict in North Darfur’s Mellit area need aid.
2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)
In 2015 WASH sector partners planned to sustain and expand water, sanitation and hygiene services to IDP camps, IDP gatherings and their host communities, people affected by malnutrition and to areas at high risk of disease outbreak. Integration with other sectors, such as the provision of WASH services in health facilities, nutrition centers, and child-friendly spaces, will also be improved. The Education sector will assume the lead role for WASH in schools.
HRP Priorities and Targeting:
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
• In Sudan, some 550,000 children are severely malnourished and at risk of death, according to UNICEF.
• WFP nutrition interventions are constrained by a lack of funding and difficulties in importing nutrition supplements.
• According to the MoH, 2,896 measles cases, with 43 deaths, have been reported in Sudan.
• Heavy rains and floods in different parts of the country are affecting delivery of aid to those in need.
The North Darfur governor opened a number of Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) projects at the Zamzam camp for the displaced on Sunday.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a camp resident said that state governor Abdelwahed Yousef, accompanied by DRA head Dr El Tijani Sese, opened a police station, a basic school, and a secondary school for girls in the camp.
He said that during “a large ceremony” the governor told the displaced at the camp that security, health, and education are his government’s top priorities.
A New Crisis
In 2014, a total of 6.9 million people (about 20 per cent of Sudan’s population) were in need of humanitarian assistance according to the 2014 Strategic Response Plan (SRP). Key priority needs in the $985 million SRP were: 1) Life-saving assistance; 2) Protection for at-risk people; 3) Strengthened resilience of households and communities; and) Long-term solutions for the 3.6 million people who are either internally displaced or refugees in Sudan.
The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 73% unfunded. Without additional funding millions of children risk seeing their situation worsen. Worst affected are Education and Child Protection.
3.2 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Years of crises resulting from conflicts, chronic underdevelopment and natural disasters have impacted the lives and opportunities of children in Sudan and continue to make this one of the world’s worst and most protracted crises for children.
Summary of WFP assistance: Sudan’s security and humanitarian landscape remains complicated. Tribal tensions and military operations against insurgents in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile states continue to impede the humanitarian communities’ ability to access and assess the needs of the affected communities.
August 4, 2015 (MABIOR) – The education directorate in Twic East county of South Sudan’s Jonglei state has launched a massive campaign to counter increasing rates of school drop-outs in the region.
Francis Mayen, the education sector director in the county said Tuesday that tgry would extend their campaign to reach all parents and stakeholders so as to brighten the future of the young generations.
On 29 July 2015, UNAMID’s Protection of Civilian and Humanitarian Liaison Section handed over two Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) consisted of two new classrooms, an office and latrines to the Shagra Secondary School for Girls, and the installation of a water supply connection to the areas of Shagra Hilat Abu Baker and Shagra Hilat Musa, located approximately 15 kilometres west of El Fasher, North Darfur.
The two projects were conducted in collaboration with the implementing partner Shagra Women Development Charity Society.
On 23 July 2015, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) officially handed over a fully constructed 240-meter boundary wall around Elhamra Basic School for girls in Kutum, North Darfur, to the school administration in the presence of Kutum Locality Education Manager, Mr Issa Abdallah, King of Kutum, Mr Fathi Mohammed, community leaders, teachers and UNAMID Staff.
Sudan: Attacks in South Kordofan ‘constitute war crimes’
New report documents:
targeting of civilians, schools, hospitals and local relief organizations
indiscriminate aerial bombardments and ground offensives
use of cluster munitions and prohibited weapons
Government forces in Sudan have committed war crimes against the civilian population of South Kordofan, Amnesty International has definitively confirmed for the first time in a new report published today.
South Sudanese displaced to Nyiel village in the Abyei area are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
WFP is transitioning from an emergency to a protracted relief and recovery operation in Sudan.
Some 38,000 IDPs taking refuge in villages in Central Darfur’s North Jebel Marra locality are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Explosive remnants of war and unexploded ordnance are a large threat to children and farmers in the Guldo,
Golo and Rokoro areas of West Jebel Marra locality.
• WHO has secured funding for emergency response missions and the establishment of 10 temporary emergency clinics in areas at risk of cholera.
• The number of new South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has exceeded the response planning figure of 196,000.
• An estimated 3,350 people in Mellit town, North Darfur, are in need of assistance.
• Some 780 families have been affected by heavy rains and floods in Kalma camp, South Darfur.
Khartoum, 27 July (SUNA)- The government of Khartoum state has endorsed a plan to fully refurbish primary school buildings in the state within four years, and to rehabilitate and maintain 25% of all education establishments annually.
The governor of Khartoum state, Gen Abdul Rahim Mohamed Hussein, has promised to upgrade the education environment in a manner that would be up to par with the lofty message of the education and the role played by the teachers in the community.
• Authorities and aid organisations working to ensure sufficient prevention and response measures are in place for acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera.
• Inter-tribal fighting in Al Sunta locality, South Darfur, has claimed the lives of dozens of tribesmen and left many injured, according to UNAMID.
• In South Kordofan, over 600 people whose homes were damaged by heavy rains and floods are in need of assistance.
• In West Darfur, aid organisations are undertaking rainy season preparedness activities.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Italy to support the needs of conflict-affected South Sudanese who have fled to Sudan.
WFP will use the contribution of around €500,000 (approximately US$545,000) to provide food assistance for nearly three months to more than 13,000 South Sudanese who have sought refuge in two localities in Sudan’s South Kordofan state. WFP’s food basket includes sorghum - a food staple in Sudan - as well as pulses, oil and salt.
On 8 July 2015, UNAMID’s Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) and Child Protection Sections, in collaboration with local nongovernmental organization Friends of Peace and Development Organization (FPDO), Sudan Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission (SDDRC), as well as the Ministry of Education, North Darfur, officially launched the construction of three classrooms, one office and toilet facilities at the Lumbati Basic School in Kafoud, 65 kilometers north-east of El Fasher, North Darfur.
The Sudanese Ministry of Education reported on Sunday that about a million children in the country are not enrolled in basic schools.
Most of them are girls living in the war-torn states in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile, senior staff member of the Ministry, Um Kalsoum Mohamed Kheir, noted at a workshop held in Khartoum on the situation of education in Sudan.
She acknowledged that conflicts and instability have seriously affected the enrolment and the education in the five states of Darfur, and the Two Areas (South Kordofan and Blue Nile).