The Government of Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commission says about 205,000 refugees from South Sudan have sought shelter in Sudan since December 2013
Eight people were killed and another 33 injured as a result of aerial bombings between 17 – 23 November in SPLM-N areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, says the SKBNCU
The North Darfur State Ministry of Health reports that the number of haemorrhagic fever cases in the state stands at 114
• Close to 37,000 Eritrean asylum seekers arrived in Europe between January and October 2014 via Sudan and Ethiopia, according to UNHCR.
• On average 1,000 refugees from South Sudan have been arriving in Sudan per week recently, UNHCR reports.
• SMoH and WHO report that 101 cases of hemorrhagic fever were registered in North Darfur and West Darfur since late August 2014.
• WFP to start a food voucher programme for an estimated 50,000 displaced people residing in Hamediya IDP camp, Central Darfur.
The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has risen by half a million to 6.6 million people in the period between November 2013 and October 2014. These 6.6 million people in need consist of 3.1 million IDPs, 0.7 million refugees, and asylum seekers, 1.2 million malnourished children aged under five and 1.6 million people who are food insecure. Needs are greatest in the Darfur region, Southern Sudan (South Kordofan, West Kordofan and Blue Nile States) and Eastern Sudan.
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.
Total humanitarian funding available for Sudan in 2014 is US $534 million.
Funding for the Revised Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for Sudan for 2014 is currently $482 million, approximately 49 per cent of the total requirement. Unmet requirements stand at $504 million (as of November, 2014).
In the revised SRP released in June 2014 the number of beneficiaries in need increased by 11 percent (mainly newly displaced people and refugees).
Khartoum, 10 November 2014. The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has contributed an additional US $11.3 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following DFID’s US$16.4 million contribution earlier this year in light of growing needs in the country.
WFP’s first humanitarian convoy from Sudan to South Sudan delivered 700 MT of food to meet the needs of 45,000 IDPs for one month.
• EU called for a political solution to the conflict in Darfur and support to the national dialogue during a visit to South Darfur.
• SMoH and WHO reported 81 cases of hemorrhagic fever in North Darfur since late August, of which 15 cases were confirmed as dengue fever, with three deaths.
Government authorities in Khartoum have stated that there are no plans at the moment for any search operations in Kalma IDP camp, South Darfur.
Over 15,000 people in northern Abyei started receiving food aid for the first time since 2011.
FEWS NET reports that food security levels in Sudan will continue to improve in the October 2014 – February 2015 harvest period and will remain stable through March 2015.
Over 7,000 people who returned to two villages in West Darfur were registered by IOM last week.
To help address Sudan’s growing humanitarian needs, the Government of Norway has contributed an additional US $1.6 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following an US $8.4 million contribution earlier this year.