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02 Jul 2015 description

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  • The influx of South Sudanese refugees to Sudan continues with over 31,000 refugees arriving in June alone, according to UNHCR

  • In East Darfur, aid agencies provide assistance to some 11,400 people affected by conflict in Abu Karinka and 800 in El Gidamia

  • Some 15,000 returnees to Central Darfur's Um Dukhun locality lack the most basic of services in their hometowns

  • In West Darfur, WFP’s food voucher programme in El Geneina IDP camps will assist some 70,000 people

29 Jun 2015 description

A total of US $1.04 billion is required to meet the needs of some 5.4 million most vulnerable people as identified in the 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview. As of June 18, 2015, funding available stands at $342 million, approximately 34 per cent of total requirements needed, with unmet requirements standing at $662 million.

25 Jun 2015 description
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• Refugee influx from South Sudan continues with over 15,600 people crossing the border between 4-17 June, according to UNHCR.

• Aid agencies continue to assist some 23,000 IDPs in Saiyah administrative unit in Mellit locality, North Darfur.

• People displaced from Central Darfur’s Funga Suk area of North Jebel Marra locality to IDP camps in Zalingei need assistance.

• In Blue Nile, an estimated 8,600 people fled their homes due to fighting in the Wedabok area, Bau locality, according to HAC.

18 Jun 2015 description
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As of 24 May, over 2,500 measles cases, with 38 deaths, have been reported in Sudan, according to the Ministry of Health

According HAC, as of 4 June 2,825 families (about 16,818 people) were registered in Ed Damazine and El Roseires localities after being relocated from Bau locality in Blue Nile

Aid agencies are responding to the humanitarian needs of the 24,000 displaced people in Guldo town, West Jebel Marra locality, Central Darfur

17 Jun 2015 description

In June 2011, children in Sudan’s Geissan locality, Blue Nile State, were eager to return to school after the long summer holidays. For Amel Sadig, 10 years old, this was supposed to be the start of her educational journey.

Becoming educated in poor rural areas of Sudan can be a child’s best route out of poverty. But when violence broke out in several areas in Blue Nile state in 2011, thousands of families, including Amel’s, were forced to flee their villages and settle around Ed Damazine and other towns in the state. Thousands of children were forced to stop their education.

11 Jun 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over the past two weeks, there has been an influx of some 13,000 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan due to increasing violence in South Sudan, according to UNHCR.

  • Over 20,000 people need assistance in East Jebel Marra locality, according to local authorities and national aid agencies.

  • In May, over 4,000 people fled East Darfur and took refuge in West Kordofan, according to HAC.

  • Over 3,500 displaced people return to their homes in Um Dukhun locality, Central Darfur, according to HAC.

10 Jun 2015 description
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Khartoum, 10 June 2015. The Government of Germany has contributed €1 million (about US $1 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). Germany is a first time donor to the Sudan CHF but has long-been a committed donor to the Sudan since 2000.

04 Jun 2015 description

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In Darfur, fighting between government forces and armed movements has intensified in recent years and continues to severely impact civilians. Inter-tribal tensions also continue to spill over into conflict, causing displacement of civilians and disruption of basic services. Access to areas of active conflict remains largely denied.

04 Jun 2015 description
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• Humanitarian partners plan mission to Abu Karinka in East Darfur, as HAC distributes initial relief items.

• WFP’s voucher programme is facing severe cutbacks and possible suspension due to lack of funding.

• 6,073 South Sudanese refugees arrived last week in White Nile State, where refugee sites already suffer from limited water supply and sanitation facilities.

• The Government of Sudan endorses the 2015-2017 Joint Anti-Trafficking Strategy.

28 May 2015 description
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• HAC takes lead of the humanitarian response in East Darfur, sending relief items for 24,000 people to Abu Karinka.

• New displacements from East Darfur arrive in North Darfur and West Kordofan states.

• Severe weather hits five villages near Abyei town, leaving 210 households in need of assistance.

• Fighting in South Sudan expected to cause influx of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan, where many refugee sites face overcrowding.

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Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million

26 May 2015 description

In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. This vulnerability is primarily driven by conflict-induced displacement, and chronic food insecurity and malnutrition. Some 3.1 million people in Sudan are internally displaced; most in Darfur, while a further 0.7 million people are refugees displaced from their country of origin or South Sudanese who are unable to move to South Sudan.

21 May 2015 description
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• Humanitarian supplies and response teams are ready to move to Abu Karinka, East Darfur once government authorities grant access.

• CERF grants $1.9 million to measles response, as Phase 1 of the Government’s measles vaccination campaign concludes.

• Camps in White Nile State set to receive urgently needed water bladders and latrines.

• The Government of Germany contributes €1 million to World Vision’s project in South Darfur.

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Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million

14 May 2015 description
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• Outbreak of fighting in East Darfur is causing significant new displacement and loss of life

• Inter-agency team assesses immediate needs of 344 newly arrived people in Hassahissa IDP camp, Central Darfur

• Funding constraints force aid organizations in West Darfur and South Kordofan to hand over operations to State Ministries of Health

• WFP and UNHCR begin preparations for the rainy season in White Nile and South Kordofan states

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Displaced people in Sudan: 3.1 million

11 May 2015 description
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Khartoum, 11 May 2015. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan ad interim, Mr. Geert Cappalaere, has expressed his deep concern at reports of inter-tribal warfare breaking out in the vicinity of Abu Karinka and Adila towns in East Darfur.

06 May 2015 description

IN SUDAN, AN OCHA-MANAGED CALL CENTRE IS ENSURING THAT COMMUNICATION WITH AID BENEFICIARIES IS A TWO-WAY STREET. THE RESULT ? AN IMPROVED LEVEL OF ACCOUNTABILITY TOWARD CRISIS-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES.

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03 May 2015 description
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• Interventions begin for displaced population in Mellit, North Darfur

• INGOs resume activities in South Darfur, following lifting of government access restrictions to IDP camps

• Registration of South Sudanese continues in White Nile State

• Improved food security conditions expected in relatively secure areas of Sudan, but acute food insecurity will persist in conflict-affected areas , according to FEWS NET

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Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million

30 Apr 2015 description
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• Thousands of people displaced by inter-tribal fighting in North Darfur’s Mellit locality need humanitarian assistance.

• Some 600 newly displaced people in East Darfur’s Yassin town are sheltering under trees, according to a recent inter-agency mission.

• WFP receives food aid worth $135 million from USAID to assist people in need during the lean (hunger) season.

• As of 22 April, 133,626 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan, according to UNHCR.

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