More than 10 years since the start of the Darfur conflict, violence and insecurity continue to cause displacement, despite the Doha Peace Agreement1 . More than 2.5 million people live internally displaced in Darfur due to the fighting between government forces and rebel groups and intertribal conflict. Since the beginning of the year, 223 000 people were uprooted from their homes.
He added that the parents of the pupils and students do not want to enroll their children in schools, but send them to work, for example grazing cattle. A national inquiry into the Sudanese education a couple of months ago found that the majority of out-of-school children are from nomadic communities or rural and conflict-affected areas.
On 21 November 2015, UNAMID peacekeepers handed over the newly constructed Nusaibah Secondary School for Girls, to the displaced community at Al Salam camp for the internally displaced, North Darfur.
The project, which includes a perimeter fence, two classrooms and an office space was constructed by the Mission’s Rwandese peacekeepers .
On his part, UNAMID Force Commander Lt.-General Paul Ignace Mella urged the Nusaibah Secondary School authorities to maintain educational standards among the school’s students.
More than ten years since the start of the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, 2.5 million people continue to live uprooted from their homes. A whole generation of children has been born knowing nothing but conflict and camp life. With funding from the EU Children of Peace initiative, the Dutch humanitarian organisation ZOA is providing an education for these children, making up for lost years in many cases and helping them overcome trauma and sadness.
“One morning an armed group attacked our village. My husband was killed and I am now alone with no help to support six children,” said Samia Dawood, 31, from Um Ghubeish village in East Jebel Marra in Sudan’s Darfur region.
When fighting erupted in January this year, Samia fled with her children to Zamzam camp, home to 150,000 internally displaced people,making it North Darfur’s largest IDP camp.
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• As of 4 November, 227 suspected cases of severe dengue fever were reported in Darfur.
• As of 1 November, 3,438 measles cases, with 71 deaths, were reported in Sudan.
• In Central Jebel Marra, 4,190 IDPs who returned to their home areas are in need of humanitarian assistance.
• With the late start of the rains and delayed harvest, the lean season will continue into early November, according to FEWS NET.
• In Blue Nile State, the number of food insecure people has increased as a result of increased staple food prices.
The UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi will be visiting Sudan during the second week of November to see at first hand the impact of a protracted emergency on children.
The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 61% unfunded. The worst affected sectors are Education and Child Protection.
A new water supply source treating and delivering clean, safe water to the Al Redis I refugee site and its host community was completed serving over 18,000 beneficiaries.
• As of 30 October, 200 viral haemorrhagic fever cases, including 104 deaths, were reported in 12 localities in South, East, Central, West and North Darfur.
• Over 400 whooping cough cases reported in North Darfur’s El Sireaf locality.
• In Central Darfur, 800 homes were damaged by heavy rains affecting 4,000 people.
• The total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan now stands at 197,635, according to UNHCR.
KHARTOUM, October 29, 2015 — The World Bank Group and the Sudanese Federal Ministry of Education successfully concluded the Mid-Term Review of the Basic Education Recovery Project in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). Today’s event concludes a two-week joint review which included a four-day mission to Kassala State. The project, funded by a US$ 76.5 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education, reaches communities in eleven States, including in the Darfur region, and is implemented by the Sudanese Federal Ministry of Education.
The 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan for Sudan brings together 112 humanitarian partners to help 5.4 million people in need of emergency relief aid. Together these partners, of which 54 are national and 58 are international, requested US$1.04 billion to provide multi-sectoral services in the 52 most severely affected localities across the country in 2015. Among the 5.4 million people identified to be in the greatest need of assistance are 3.1 million who are displaced, 4.2 million who are food insecure and 1.2 million children under age five who are acutely malnourished.
Of the 2.5 million school-aged children in need of lifesaving and lifesustaining education, the Education Sector aims to reach 400,000 boys and girls in 2015 with Education in Emergency (EiE) support, with funding requirement of USD $ 59.5 million. EiE key activities focuses on reaching children in need with the provision of temporary learning spaces (TLS) (benefitting 180,000), WASH in schools (175,000), education supplies (400,000), alongside school feeding (895,000).
UNICEF urgently still needs $1 million for the second S3M child survival survey in 2016. The locality level S3M 2013 survey results were critical in defining the Humanitarian Needs Overview 2015 and the ongoing 2016 HNO. The S3M is therefore an important investment for the broader humanitarian response, especially the health, nutrition, water and sanitation sectors.
The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 62% unfunded. The worst affected sectors are Education and Child Protection.
The purpose of this document is to outline the strategic objectives of the second standard allocation of the CHF for 2015. The paper summarizes the analysis, strategy and intent of the first allocation.
• One UNAMID peacekeeper killed and four injured in an attack in Mellit, North Darfur.
• Some 5,200 new South Sudanese refugees in South Kordofan’s El Leri locality need humanitarian assistance, according to HAC.
• IDPs in non-government controlled areas of Blue Nile, S & W Kordofan are facing severe food insecurity, according to aid organizations.
• IDPs in East Darfur’s Al Mina Al Bari area are concerned about the high dropout rate in local schools
• Funding for the 2015 Sudan HRP reaches 49%.
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Eighteen girls were wounded when a school building collapsed in a camp for displaced people near El Fasher in North Darfur on Wednesday. Heavy rainfall and wind caused the roof to collapse, which also happened to several schools in Bindisi locality in Central Darfur.
The Sudan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2014 by the Central Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
• In West Darfur, unidentified gunmen ambush a health ministry vehicle, killing two.
• In Sudan, some 3.1 million children are out of school.
• In Kassala and Red Sea states, FAO targets 45,000 people with nutrition interventions.
• In South Darfur, two aid organizations serving communities in and around Deriege IDP camp have secured funding from WHO to resume operations until the end of 2015.
• In North Darfur, an estimated 9,000 returnees in Tawilla locality need humanitarian assistance.
The authorities' decision to stop classes in schools in Ronga Tas camp for the displaced in Central Darfur have been met with criticism and desperate calls for repeal from parents, who fear this will destroy their children's education.