The South Kordofan & Blue Nile Coordination Unit, which works with local civil society organisations and international humanitarian actors to share credible information on humanitarian needs in the two conflict-affected states, has just released its November update.
KOWALIP, SUDAN— The school dropout rate is at an all-time high in Sudan's South Kordofan state because many schools have been destroyed during the three-year civil war between the government and SPLA-N rebel forces. In Sudan's Nuba Mountains' region many children are simply too scared to go to school.
Appeal Target: US$ 6,835,398 / € 5,257,998.
The 2015 Darfur Programme (DP) Appeal is the 12th annual appeal since the start of the collaboration between Caritas Internationalis (CI) and ACT Alliance (ACT) in 2004. Over these years the DP has been effectively responding to the humanitarian crisis that has crippled the Darfur region, leaving majority of the population living in poverty, many stripped of their homes and livelihoods assets.
In preparation for the imminent relocation of South Sudanese new arrivals to the new Bantiu site in Khartoum, shelter construction materials have now been delivered and NFIs will be dispatched shortly from the UNHCR warehouse. Plot demarcation and excavation of latrines is also on-going. Shelter and WASH gaps remain a major challenge in White Nile State (see details below) given continued congestion of all four existing sites. This is expected to be partially alleviated with the opening of the two new locations (El Redis 2 and Debat Bosin).
Khartoum, Dec.11 (SUNA) - The Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman presided over, Thursday, at the Council of Ministers, the meeting concerning the stream lining the situations of the citizens of the State of South Sudan, resident in the country, with he participation of Khartoum and the White Nile states in addition to the other concerned circles .
Report Exposes Mass-Scale Human Suffering in Nuba Mountains, Sudan
Researchers Detail Devastating Consequences of Sudan Government’s War on Civilians
November 20, 2014 (Washington DC) --- A new report published today by the Enough Project details widespread human suffering due to the Sudan government's three-year military campaign targeting civilians living in the Nuba Mountains.
EL FASHER(18 Nov.) -
The Sudanese Air Force has carried out intensive air raids on villages in North Darfur targeting civilians, utilities, water sources, livestock and farms.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga from North Darfur capital El Fasher, opposition Member of Parliament responsible for Karnoi and Um Baru localities, Mohamed Ahmed Minawi reported “heavy aerial bombardments on Sunday and Tuesday”.
A total of 6.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Since the beginning of 2014, fighting between Government security forces and armed movements have led to a cumulative estimate of over 430,000 people newly displaced in Darfur. Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has led to over 105,000 people crossing the border into Sudan.
Sudan remains one of the worst children’s crisis in the world today. 6.9 million people (4.1 million children) are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. 5.7 million people (2.9 Million children) are food insecure. Two million boys and girls are acutely malnourished. Sudan is home to 2.9 million IDPs (482,866 in 2014 of which 289,719 are children), and home to 159,857 refugees (98,347 in 2014 including 69,000 children).
Qatar Charity's follow-up to the emergency relief it already provided in response to the August 2014 floods in Sudan's River Nile State has initially focused on education. Schools have been renovated and teacher-training courses provided in order to improve local education conditions, which were further strained as result of the floods. At a cost of QAR one million (USD 275,000), seven schools (including 21 classrooms and 40 toilets) were renovated to benefit 4,500 students in areas adjacent to Ad-Dahmir.
November 5, 2014 (NYALA) – The European Union (EU) will donate $11 million to support development projects and humanitarian assistance in South Darfur state, EU ambassador to Sudan Tomas Ulicny announced on Wednesday.
The head of the EU delegation to Sudan, Ulicny, told reporters following a meeting with the South Darfur acting governor Abdel Rahman Hussein Gardoud the state members of the European Union dedicate annually significant grants to support humanitarian needs and infrastructure projects.
ED DAEIN (6 Nov.) - The government of East Darfur has revealed that security problems in the state have had a negative effect on the education, and affected students and teachers alike.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, the state Minister of Education, Siddig Abdelnabi Ahmed, said that the deteriorated security situation led to a large number of pupils and students leaving their studies. The state has also lost several scarce specialty teachers.