• 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).
Displacement Hinders Education Response in Sudan
The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 74% unfunded.
Without additional funding millions of children risk seeing their situation worsen. Worst affected are Education and Child Protection.
Multiple crises and years of conflict in Sudan have left some 1.9 million children displaced countrywide. 119,000 refugee children in Sudan have fled conflict in South Sudan since 2013. 3.2 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance this year in what is one of the worst situations for children in the world.
Over 38,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan in June alone.
In Blue Nile State, about 37,800 Sudanese refugee returnees require aid, according to the Wali (Governor) of the state
Out of the estimated 184,800 displaced people in South Kordofan some 35,000 are in El Abassiya locality, according to HAC
Only 29 per cent of the education sector needs in Sudan have been funded this year
How education is changing lives in Darfur, Sudan
For an entire generation of children in Darfur, school has been a luxury that comes and goes during times of relative stability. With each wave of violence, more kids are left behind.
War Child is responding by providing displaced children with an opportunity to get back on track, often using an accelerated learning program. It is an efficient solution because it combines two grades into one year, while still fully preparing students to write their exams.
In June 2011, children in Sudan’s Geissan locality, Blue Nile State, were eager to return to school after the long summer holidays. For Amel Sadig, 10 years old, this was supposed to be the start of her educational journey.
Becoming educated in poor rural areas of Sudan can be a child’s best route out of poverty. But when violence broke out in several areas in Blue Nile state in 2011, thousands of families, including Amel’s, were forced to flee their villages and settle around Ed Damazine and other towns in the state. Thousands of children were forced to stop their education.
June 16th, 2015
The South Kordofan Blue Nile Coordination Unit (SKBN CU) has published their May 2015 Humanitarian Update. The SKBN CU works with local civil society organisations and international humanitarian actors to share credible information on humanitarian needs in the two conflict-affected states. In this update, the main sources of information are civilians involved in local humanitarian monitoring and protection activities, local civil administration representatives, and the reporting of other civil society organizations.
Violence in Blue Nile’s Bau Locality and East Darfur’s Abu Karinka Locality results in property destruction and population displacement
USAID/FFP provides approximately 47,500 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance to Sudan in late May
This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.
The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:
KHARTOUM, Sudan – 9 June 2015. UNICEF in coordination with its implementing partners and UNHCR has been supporting the Government of Sudan in responding to the humanitarian needs of girls and boys affected by the war in South Sudan, since December 2013. Children represent over 60% of the South Sudanese refugees, as well as over 60% of the Sudanese returnees. Children in host communities, where camps have been established, have been generous by sharing their schools. However, the high demand for education is straining the existing facilities.
Sudan continues to be one of the worst crisis for children in the world today. 3.24 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance by the Humanitarian Response Plan in 2015. 1.86 million children are estimated to be displaced countrywide and almost 95,000 children are refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan.
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) today signed a partnership agreement with the Sudanese DAL company, to provide pasteurised local milk daily to 5,000 malnourished school pupils in eastern Sudan’s Red Sea state.
Eastern Sudan recorded the highest rate of malnutrition in Sudan in 2014.
The US Ambassador to Sudan, Jerry Lanier, commented that the spirit of this partnership, which provides a vital source of nutrition to the children on a daily basis, reflects the continued support of the American people to the people of Sudan.
• HAC takes lead of the humanitarian response in East Darfur, sending relief items for 24,000 people to Abu Karinka.
• New displacements from East Darfur arrive in North Darfur and West Kordofan states.
• Severe weather hits five villages near Abyei town, leaving 210 households in need of assistance.
• Fighting in South Sudan expected to cause influx of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan, where many refugee sites face overcrowding.
Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million