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.
Beginning in late January 2016, there was an influx of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan and settling for the first time in large numbers in East Darfur. By the end of June 2016, some 53,000 verified and unverified arrivals have been recorded throughout eight localities in the state. The majority of these arrivals, some 30,000 people, have settled in Ed Daein locality’s Khor Omer IDP camp while the remaining are scattered throughout the other seven localities.
South Sudanese fleeing conflict and food insecurity continue to arrive in Sudan, the majority of whom are in East Darfur.
Food assistance has been provided by WFP to 17,000 newly displaced people in Thur, Central Darfur.
An estimated 3,000 newly displaced people in West Kordofan need food, shelter and other basic assistance.
The response for IDPs from Jebel Marra continues.
UNAMID's mandate in Darfur has been extended to 30 June 2017.
(MissionNewsire) A primary school in Khartoum, the capital and second largest city of Sudan, operated by Salesian Sisters from the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, provides education and social development services to 400 children. Nearly 80 percent of the students in the school are victims of the war in South Sudan. Many are deeply wounded, scared, sick and above all very hungry. The Salesian Sisters provide the students shelter, nutritious meals and education.
In the midst of rising global and regional emergencies, the lights have dimmed on Darfur’s crisis. This year marks 13 years of conflict in the Darfurs. As the world and Africa in particular commemorates the Day of the African Child on the theme ‘Crisis an Conflict in Africa; protecting the rights of all children’, the objective is to bring back attention to the children of Darfur. Some 1.9 million children are displaced countrywide, of which 1.6 million are in the Darfur region. There is already a generation of childhood lost and another at risk.
By Alastair Beach
Sudan continues to be the largest recipient of South Sudanese refugees in the region with 231,581 South Sudanese refugees (out of which, 162,107 are children) registered as of the end of June. Since the start of 2016, 72,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in White Nile, East & South Darfur, as well as South and West Kordofan states. UNICEF Sudan and South Sudan exchange information regularly on new arrivals from both sides of the border.
An Overview, Jan - Dec 2015
The 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan for Sudan brought together 112 humanitarian partners to help 5.4 million people in need of emergency relief aid.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Talawiet Organization for Development (TOD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the promotion of food security and nutrition in eastern Sudan.
• Sudan hosts over 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen
• Influx from South Sudan continues, with 5,000 arrivals from Raja into East Darfur reported over the past week.
• Response needed for an estimated 17,000 people displaced as a result of violence in Thur, Central Darfur.
• Several casualties reported as a result of inter-communal violence in Um Tajok, West Darfur.
Sudan hosts 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers
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.
On 16 June 2016, UNAMID Water and Environmental Protection (WEP) Unit, in partnership with other Mission components and the local community commemorated jointly, the UN World Environment Day and World Day to Combat Desertification in Abubaker Elsadig Basic School at Hissahisa Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Central Darfur.
A total of 231,581
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.