• A sub-national measles campaign is targeting more than 4 million children in five states of Sudan during 22-30 May 2016.
• South Sudanese continue to arrive in Sudan as a result of conflict and deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan.
• UNHAS announces provisional direct flights between El Fasher and Sortony, North Darfur.
• An inter-agency mission to the Anka area in North Darfur has reported that 15,000 people in the area need assistance.
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Khartoum, 22 May 2016. The Humanitarian Country Team in Sudan today expressed shock and disappointment at the de facto expulsion by the Government of Sudan of one of its senior UN officials, the Head of Office of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Ivo Freijsen.
Since late January 2016, there has been a surge in the number of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan. As of 12 May, about 45,500 refugees had arrived in East Darfur, of whom some 28,100 are in Khor Omer IDP camp.
• More than 69,000 South Sudanese have arrived in Sudan since January 2016 as a result of ongoing conflict and deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan.
• An inter-agency mission visited Abu Matarig, El Ferdous and Abu Jabra in East Darfur and reported 8,875 South Sudanese refugees in those locations.
• WHS will take place on 23-24 May in Istanbul, Turkey.
This Assessment Report is a product of Inter-Agency Assessment mission conducted and information compiled based on the inputs provided by partners on the ground, including affected communities/returnees and IDPs.
In the second week of January 2016, tension and dispute between the Arab and local tribes led to displacement of unknown number of people from Muli and other ten surrounding cluster villages in Geneina locality. While some people reportedly remained in the villages, a number of others fled to neighboring villages, Geneina town and Chad.
The exact number of people displaced remained unknown, although the HAC estimated that nearly 5,000 were displaced to Geneina town at the beginning of the crisis.
• Newly displaced people from Jebel Marra have continued to arrive in various locations in South and Central Darfur states over the past week.
• Six civilians, including two children, were killed following tensions between local nomadic tribesmen and IDPs in Sortony, North Darfur.
• An Acute Food Security Situation Overview report for the Republic of Sudan has been released by the National Food Security Technical Secretariat.
• The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) is to take place on 23-24 May in Istanbul, Turkey.
• An estimated 1,400 newly displaced people from the Jebel Marra area have been reported in South Darfur.
• The influx of South Sudanese into Darfur and West Kordofan continues, with about 140 arrivals reported over the past week, according to aid organisations.
• Since 1 January 2016, 907 confirmed cases of measles were recorded across Sudan; a measles vaccination campaign will start in 13 states from 7 May - MoH.
Khartoum, 3 May 2016. The United Nations Secretary-General is holding the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May in Istanbul, Turkey. The Summit will bring the global community together to reaffirm their solidarity with people affected by crises and their collective commitment to humanity.
• Between end January and 24 April 2016, 54,635 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan, according to aid organisations.
• In Central Darfur, about 5,200 IDPs from Jebel Marra have been reported in the Fanga Suk area and Rokero town following inter-agency missions.
• A new report by SKBN CU says renewed conflict between government forces and SPLMN has led to significant internal displacement and increased humanitarian needs in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent, principled and timely response to emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA works with Governments and with Inter-Agency Standing Committee members, which include key operational actors from the United Nations, non-governmental organisations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, among others.
Khartoum, 26 April 2016. The Governments of Denmark and Ireland have donated $2.8 million and $3.2 million respectively, to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) that will fund critical life-saving projects prioritised by humanitarian organisations in Sudan.
Since late January 2016, there has been a surge in the number of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan. Approximately 54,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in East and South Darfur and West Kordofan in just over two months. East Darfur has received about 43,000 of these new arrivals.
New arrivals are mostly coming from South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Warrap states due to worsening food insecurity and ongoing conflict in the area, and arrive in Sudan in urgent need of food, humanitarian assistance and protection.
ISCG Document endorsed by the HCT
Sudan Rapid Response to New Internal Civilian Displacement
South Sudanese refugee influx into Sudan continues, with close to 54,000 people having arrived in Sudan between late January and 17 April 2016.
Most of the South Sudanese refugees (78%) who arrived since January, have taken refuge in East Darfur.
Number of Jebel Marra IDPs in North Darfur is still being reviewed with expectations of a considerable decrease.
In Central Darfur, about 5,750 IDPs have returned to West Darfur and settled in the Rongatass area.
• The number of IDPs from Jebel Marra in Sortony in North Darfur is currently being reviewed by humanitarian agencies, as IOM has not been permitted to conduct registration of IDPs since 17 February.
• According to HAC, the number of IDPs in Central Darfur stands now at 14,439, an increase of about 70 people from what was reported last week.
• An estimated 55,400 South Sudanese have arrived in Sudan since late January 2016, according to aid agencies.
• About 55,500 South Sudanese have arrived in Sudan since late January – equivalent of almost 1,000 people per day.
• Close to half of the new South Sudanese arrivals are in Khor Omer camp in East Darfur.
• Government issues directive that South Sudanese living with host communities in border areas in White Nile State to move to refugee sites in the state.
• Displaced people from Jebel Marra continue to receive humanitarian assistance.
• The number of South Sudanese who arrived in Sudan since late January reaches over 48,000.
• About 40,500 South Sudanese have arrived in seven locations in East Darfur, most of them have taken refuge in Khor Omer camp.
• HAC and other aid agencies report that the number of new Jebel Marra IDPs in Central Darfur is about 14,500.
• The Government of Sudan and the UN sign an action plan for the protection of children in conflict areas.
Influx from South Sudan into East Darfur and WestKordofan continues