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.
Khartoum, 28 September 2016. The Government of the United Kingdom has contributed £3 million (US$3.9 million) to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF), a United Nations fund for humanitarian response. This is the UK’s second contribution for 2016, in addition to US$9 million allocated in April 2016.
• WFP’s cash voucher system enables close to 600,000 IDPs in Darfur to purchase a wide variety of items from local shops.
• An estimated 5,500 to 12,500 people from Western Jebel Marra locality have arrived in Nertiti North IDP camp in Central Darfur State.
• Sudan hosts about a quarter of the 1 million South Sudanese refugees in the region.
• Sudan hosts over 730,000 refugees, asylum seekers and people at the risk of statelessness, according to UNHCR.
Cash vouchers for 220,000 IDPs in Darfur
The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is a cost-effective way to support humanitarian action in Sudan. Under the direction of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the SHF aims to support the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the most critical humanitarian needs as defined by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) or any agreed upon strategy by the HC. The SHF provides funding to international and national non–governmental organizations and UN agencies. The SHF receives voluntary donor contributions and supports humanitarian response year–round.
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.
- WFP is prepared to provide general food assistance to 101,000 IDPs once the camp profiling exercise starts in Kalma IDP camp.
- As of 9 September, 2,173 refugees from Khor Omer had moved to the new Kario camp in East Darfur.
- According to UNHCR, as of 31 August, the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan had exceeded 247,000.
Food distribution and camp profiling in Kalma IDP camp, South Darfur
On 5 September 2016, representatives from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the …
• 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.
• 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.
A record 65.3 million people are now forcibly displaced, over 60% of who remain within their own country making them Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Darfur marked World Humanitarian Day 2016 by holding a drawing competition at Abu Shouk camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs).
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