• HAC says over 16,300 new IDPs have been registered in Guldo town, Central Darfur State.
• An estimated 34,000 newly displaced people in North Jebel Marra locality have not received aid, according to HAC.
• Some 6,200 people displaced due to inter-tribal conflict in East Darfur need assistance.
• Over 800 people who fled their homes in the Abyei area following militia attacks receive initial aid, according to an inter-agency mission.
Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million
• A campaign to vaccinate almost 8 million children against measles in Sudan has started, according to UNICEF.
• HAC says that nearly all people who fled their homes in Habila, South Kordofan have returned.
• Since February 2015, about 16,300 newly displaced people arrived in Guldo town, Central Darfur, of whom only 4,300 people (26 per cent) have received some form of aid, HAC says.
• HAC West Darfur requests support to facilitate the return of an estimated 3,500 IDPs in Forobaranga locality.
• UN received reports that an unidentified number of people have been displaced following fighting between SAF and SPLM-N in Habila town in South Kordofan.
• An estimated 13,500 refugees from South Sudan arrived in Sudan during the first three months of 2015, according to UNHCR.
• Inter-communal clashes around Mellit in North Darfur affect aid operations in the area.
• 2015 HRP for Sudan is 5% funded, while humanitarian needs increased with up to 67,000 new IDPs and refugees from South Sudan since 1 January 2015.
In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. Some 3.1 million of these people 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. In addition the humanitarian community aims to provide assistance to some 1.6 million of the most food-insecure non-displaced people, as well as 1.2 million of the most severely malnourished children aged under five.
HAC in South Kordofan says that about 14,500 people have fled their homes and sought shelter in Al Abassiya, Abu Jubaiha and Tajmala towns over the past five days.
Some 900 people flee their homes in Bau locality, Blue Nile State due to conflict, aid agencies report.
Up to 5,000 new refugees from South Sudan have arrived in Sudan, with their total number reaching almost 127,000 people.
Trusted by donors | Donor contributions to the Sudan CHF (US$57.6 million) were up by 5 per cent ($2.8 million) compared to 2013, accounting for some 10.8 per cent of Sudan Strategic Response Plan funding.
Allocations year-round | More than $55 million was allocated through two Standard Allocation rounds (April, December) and on a rolling basis through the CHF Reserve.
The Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) is a cost-effective way to support humanitarian action in Sudan. The country–based pooled fund helps significantly improve response to the most critical humanitarian needs as identified in the Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) by providing early and predictable funding to non–governmental organizations and UN funds, agencies and programmes. The CHF receives voluntary donor contributions and supports humanitarian response year–round.
HOW CHF WORKS
• An attack on a village in the Abyei area displaces about 1,700 people, according to an inter-agency mission.
• The Ministry of Health confirms 710 measles cases, including six deaths, across 12 states in Sudan.
• HAC has postponed the planned Blue Nile interagency needs assessment mission until after the general and presidential elections.
• The number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has reached 121,852 people, according to UNHCR.
In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance at an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. Some 3.1 million of these people 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. In addition the humanitarian community aims to provide assistance to some 1.6 million of the most food-insecure non-displaced people, as well as 1.2 million of the most severely malnourished children aged under five.
In Darfur, conflict and insecurity continue in the absence of a comprehensive political settlement between the Government and the main armed movements. Meanwhile, an intensification of fighting between Government forces, with allied paramilitary groups, and armed movements as well as inter-tribal fighting, has heightened insecurity in the region.
• Aid organisations have registered 32,490 newly displaced people in North and Central Darfur states of whom IOM has verified 20,589 in North Darfur.
• About 7,400 IDPs in North Darfur’s Um Baru area receive food aid.
• An estimated 7,000 returnees, displaced people and refugees in South Darfur’s Um Dafug area start receiving humanitarian assistance.
• In areas south of Bahr El Arab in the Abyei area, 20 per cent of households were found to be food insecure, according to the Abyei Food Security and Nutrition Assessment.
Khartoum, 02 March 2015. The Government of Denmark has contributed DKK15 million (US $2.3 million) to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for 2015. Denmark has been a committed supporter of the CHF, having contributed DKK126 million ($ 22.7 million) since 2008. This valuable contribution comes at a critical time when funding for humanitarian action is scarce and humanitarian needs are growing.
By 22 February, aid agencies identified over 41,000 new IDPs in Darfur. This includes 37,000 new IDPs in North Darfur and another 4,000 people in Central Darfur.
Aid agencies continue to provide new IDPs in North Darfur with assistance; however, sanitation challenges remain in several locations.
An inter-agency mission was conducted in South Kordofan’s, which hosts an estimated 88,800 IDPs and close to 9,000 South Sudanese refugees.
• Aid organisations have assessed and verified the needs of 41,304 people displaced due to conflict in North Darfur and parts of the Jebel Marra area.
• Over 10,000 South Sudanese have been registered across 12 sites in Khartoum State, according to UNHCR.
• IOM registers over 16,300 displaced people and returnees in South Darfur's Um Dafug town.
• Finland contributes US$3.46 million towards WFP Cash and Voucher Programmes in Sudan that will assist 330,360 IDPs and refugees
Three SRCS staff killed and one injured in an attack in Blue Nile State. The UN RC/HC strongly condemned the attack urging all parties to protect aid workers.
Ongoing verification exercises have confirmed the arrival of 38,600 newly displaced people mainly in North Darfur State, according to humanitarian organisations
By 5 February, 2,270 refugees from CAR arrived in Nyala, South Darfur, according to UNHCR .
Humanitarian organisations have verified more than 36,000 new IDPs in Darfur since December 2014, mainly in North Darfur.
Since 23 December 2014, more than 3,000 refugees from South Kordofan and Blue Nile have arrived at the Yida refugee site in South Sudan, UNHCR said.
Acute food insecurity persists among 3.5 million IDPs and host communities in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur - FEWS NET.