- UNHCR and inter-agency partners are seeking US$166.6 million to meet the needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.
• So far, 1,500 people have returned to Tamar village in Central Darfur State.
• In Central Darfur, the Wali issued a decree to form a high committee for humanitarian coordination to oversee humanitarian work in the state.
• WFP launched a cash voucher programme assisting 75,000 IDPs in Otash camp, South Darfur.
557.6 million US$ received in 2016
The 2017 Darfur Programme (DP) Appeal marks the 14th anniversary of the joint Caritas Internationalis (CI) and ACT Alliance (ACT) collaboration which commenced in 2004. NCA provides the legal basis for the operation in Darfur as well as taking the lead responsibility for management, procurement and financial management on behalf of the two networks. The operational entity has to be referred to in its totality as the NCA DP.
• Many Jebel Marra IDPs in Central Darfur State need winter supplies, according to the national NGOs Labena and Sanad Charity Foundation.
• About 12,000 returnees in Kutum locality (North Darfur) need more assistance.
• MoU on the delivery of aid to South Sudan through Sudan has been extended for another six months.
• As of the end of 2016, the health sector requirements for the year were only 44% funded against the 2016 Sudan HRP.
FIGURES 2016 HRP
2017 Requirements: US$110,247,169
• An important interagency assessment has taken place from 27 to 31 December 2016 in Bau and Kurmuk localities of Blue Nile State to assess the humanitarian situation, including the needs related to child protection, education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.
• In December 2016, the Sudan Armed Forces renewed the command order to end recruitment and use of children in its forces, in line with the Action Plan signed in March 2016.
From January to December 2016, WFP Sudan plans to assist 4.6 million affected people, of which 3.9 million reside in Darfur. Thus far, WFP has reached 3.2 million people or 70 percent of the people in need.
In November, WFP Sudan assisted 1 million people with general food assistance, and 156,400 children under five and 53,600 pregnant and nursing women with nutrition assistance.
• This month OCHA celebrates 25 years of humanitarian coordination.
• On 11 December 2016, the Humanitarian Coordinator and HAC Commissioner General travelled to Golo in Jebel Marra, Central Darfur.
• Plan International Sudan has been supporting 103,600 refugee and host community children in White Nile State since August 2015.
• EU approved €170 million to tackle irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa, including €39 million for Sudan.
The 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan for Sudan brings together 80 humanitarian partners to help 4.6 million people in need of emergency relief aid. Together these partners, of which 35 are national and 45 are international, requested US$952 million to provide multi-sectoral assistance across the country in 2016. Among the 5.8 million people identified to be in the greatest need of humanitarian assistance are 2.2 million who are internally displaced, 4.6 million who are food insecure and 1.5 million children under age five who are acutely malnourished.
Khartoum, 12 December 2016 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the European Commission have entered into a € 1 million bilateral agreement that will provide emergency education support to over 10,000 vulnerable and conflict-affected children in Sudan.
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.
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.
An Action Plan for the protection of children from recruitment and use in armed conflict was signed between the UN and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). This paves the way to a tangible commitment from SPLM-N to seek real solutions to protecting the children of Sudan from recruitment in armed conflict.
Of 21 children earlier released from detainment for association with armed movements, 20 have been reunified with their families and one placed in an alternative care arrangement.
• WFP has resumed its school meals programme benefiting more than 7,000 students in 21 schools in Blue Nile State.
• WVI project helps 800 farmers in Blue Nile State increase their sorghum production.
• Preparations underway for establishing El Nimir camp for 11,000 South Sudanese refugees from Western Bahr el Ghazal in East Darfur.
• Aid agencies continue to assist about 53,000 Jebel Marra IDPs in four locations in North Darfur.
WFP resumes school-feeding in Blue Nile State
DAMAZIN – Following a more than five-year hiatus, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) resumed its school meals programme in Sudan’s Blue Nile State this week for more than 7,000 students in 21 schools.
Insecurity and lack of access had forced WFP to suspend the programme in September 2011. Prior to this interruption, WFP had provided school meals to around 70,000 students throughout Blue Nile State.
From January to December 2016, WFP Sudan plans to assist 4.6 million affected people, of which 3.9 million reside in Darfur. Thus far, WFP has reached 2.9 million people or 63 percent of the people in need.
In October, WFP Sudan assisted 1.3 million people with general food assistance, and 84,337 children under five and 31,208 pregnant and nursing women with nutrition assistance.
On 20 November 2016, UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative (DJSR) – Political, Kingsley Mamabolo, along with other members of the Mission’s leadership, visited Sortony and Kube in North Darfur. The purpose of the visit was to assess the security situation and humanitarian needs, as well as help conflicting communities in the area resolve their disputes peacefully.
For the first time in six years, UNICEF secured access to Golo, Jebel Marra (Central Darfur) to undertake an education assess-ment from 19-22 October 2016. The initial report indicates ur-gent assistance is needed for 3,739 children in five schools and 9,000 out of school children. This area has been inaccessible to humanitarian interventions since 2010.
On 31st of October – 1st of November 2016 the Khartoum office of UNESCO and the Sudanese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture welcomed a UNESCO Education Sector specialist in girls and women education, Mr. Muhammad Bilal Aziz, in Khartoum. Numerous meetings were organized to present to Malala Fund the current status with the girls and women education in Sudan, including the meeting with H.E. the Minister of Education, Dr. Souad Abdelrazig, the General Secretary of the National Council for Literacy and Adult Education (NCLAE), Mr.