In Sortony and Tawilla, authorities halted IOM's 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 on reported displacement to the area and / or to other areas remains impossible due to insufficient humanitarian access.
All HAC return figures are considered as reported as there has been no verification.
Since February, Haroun Adam, 15, and his brother Abdelraziq Adam, 13, have been living in Sortony, Darfur, in a so-called gathering site of makeshift shelters for internally displaced persons (IDPs). The boys and their family had to flee their home in Darfur’s mountainous Jebel Marra region when violence broke out between the Sudanese Armed Forces and a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army, whose stronghold lies in inner Jebel Marra. This conflict has displaced between 159,000 and 194,000 civilians from the area this year.
To promote gender equality and girls' education, the European Union (EU) provides EUR 480,000.00 to Wassala Charitable Association to improve the learning environment in twenty villages in the locality of Al Damer in the State of the River Nile.
The project has identified the schools in need of rehabilitation. Latrines and outside walls have been constructed to increase protection of schools. The organisation is also promoting an awareness programme to encourage girls' education.
UNICEF supported the Ministry of Health in responding to cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) reported in Blue Nile and Kassala States. Assistance included support to AWD treatment centres, oral rehydration solution (ORS) corners, delivery of vital medical supplies as well as technical support and supplies for case management.
21 children detained for association with armed groups have been released by the Government of Sudan.
For over five years now, the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army – North (SPLM/A-N) have been engaged in a conflict in SPLA-N controlled areas of Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. The conflict has been characterised by an unrelenting campaign of aerial and ground attacks at the hands of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF).
From January to end August 2016, the Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocated a total of US$31 million through the first allocation and the Reserve for Emergencies.
The first allocation responded to the needs of new and protracted displacement cases in the Darfur states, South and West Kordofan states and Blue Nile, focused on the mainstreaming of protection in three localities in South Kordofan and supported vital nutrition work in El Nino-affected areas in eastern Sudan. The SHF also supported the ongoing response to refugees in White Nile state.
Al Salam Camp was established in 2005 in response to the influx of internally displaced people from El Fasher, Kabkabiya, Kutum and Mallit areas in North Darfur and a few from Shearia in South Darfur. The camp is approximately 5 square km in size and is located 2 km south of El Fasher town.
From the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator
Sudan continues to face significant and diverse humanitarian needs, both protracted and emerging, and at the end of the year, more than 3 million people remained internally displaced. During 2015, some 359,000 people were newly displaced internally, over 194,000 refugees crossed into Sudan, and many states in Sudan remained above emergency malnutrition thresholds.
On 23 August, the Sudanese authorities confirmed that South Sudanese arrivals in Sudan would be considered as refugees. This was confirmed by the State Minister of Health.
The Sudanese government has approved the construction of temporary classrooms for newly displaced children in the Sortony site in North Darfur. But the education assistance in Sortony remains low, according to United Nations agencies.
The Education Sector reported in its bulletin of July 2016 that there is still "a very high gap" in education assistance in Sortony, which hosts about 21,500 displaced people who have fled from the Jebel Marra. This was reported by the UN humanitarian office (OCHA) this week.
• Since early June, more than 200,000 people are affected by heavy rains and flooding, with at least 108,000 children. The most affected states are Kassala,
South Darfur, Al Gezira, Sennar, West Kordofan, Gedaref, South Kordofan and White Nile.
• As of 4 September, 1,544 South Sudanese refugees have been relocated from Khor Omer to Kario camp in East Darfur.
• About 150 new IDPs from Jebel Marra arrived in Hassahissa camp in Zalingei, Central Darfur during August 2016.
• While the Education Sector in Sudan is 38 per cent funded, only $2.8 million (6.4%) was provided for Education in Emergencies (EiE) response during the first half of 2016.
• Above-average rainfall since June is favourable for crop harvests in October, according to FEWS NET.
KHARTOUM, 2nd September, 2016 (WAM) – The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is planning to implement various reconstruction projects in a number of areas hit by recent floods in Sudan which left thousands of families homeless.
The ERC said the first phase of the reconstruction programme will cover vital sectors such as housing, health and education in the most affected areas in Kassala State in the east, Khartoum and the River Nile State in the north of Sudan.
• Sudanese authorities agreed that South Sudanese in Sudan would be considered as refugees.
• 2016 HRP funding for Sudan increases to 41% from 25.5%.
• At least 98 people died as a result of heavy rain and flooding since early June, which has also reportedly affected over 204,000 people and destroyed some 22,000 houses.
• The UN and partners have launched a pilot programme to support the sustainable return of more than 30,000 people in Um Baru locality, North Darfur.
• Between 159,000 and 194,000 civilians have reportedly been displaced from the Jebel Marra area in Sudan’s Darfur region since midJanuary 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 82,600 people who have been registered, verified or assisted.
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.”
Heavy rain and flooding since early June have affected over 204,000 people and destroyed over 22,000 houses in many parts of Sudan, according to the Government of Sudan and partners. The most affected states are Kassala, South Darfur, Al Gezira, Sennar, West Kordofan and South Kordofan.
• 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