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18 Jan 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 14 January, a national staff member working for an international NGO was abducted in Nyala, South Darfur by armed men.

  • Humanitarian organisations have assessed and verified about 18,400 new IDPs in a number of locations in North Darfur.

  • An estimated 119,950 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan since violence erupted in South Sudan mid-December 2013, according to the UNHCR.

15 Jan 2015 description
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  • HAC Blue Nile says the Governor agreed that international staff of aid organisations participate in joint needs assessments.

  • About 1,800 people were displaced to Yaga village near Rokoro town from the Jebel Marra area, HAC Central Darfur said.

  • Aid agencies verified 5,800 new IDPs from Tawila, North Darfur in Argo, Rwanda and Zamzam camps.

14 Jan 2015 description

Close to 7 million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance. 2014 has seen a deterioration in the situation in Darfur, with more than 400,000 people newly displaced by conflict.
Fighting in South Korodfan and Blue Nile has also intensified, while the crisis in South Sudan has forced almost 110,000 refugees across the border. Food insecurity and malnutrition are major challenges across much of the country, including the relatively peaceful east. This is taking place against a backdrop of falling funding.

08 Jan 2015 description
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• Fighting has forced civilians to flee their homes in 44 villages in North Darfur’s Tawila locality.

• Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan on the movement of humanitarian aid to South Sudan extended for another six-months.

• WFP and IOM plan biometric registration for new IDPs in Korma, El Sireaf and Mellit towns in North Darfur.

• According to FEWS NET, it is estimated that the 2014/15 national production will be 50 per cent above the five-year average.

31 Dec 2014 description

Mohamed Bana fondly remembers life before his home, Blue Nile State, erupted in violence.

“During the harvest season, our village would come to life,” he says. “We used to work hard in the fields and cultivate various crops and vegetables. I used to have a small flock of sheep and goats.

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31 Dec 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government of Sudan declared the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator and the UNDP Country Director as persona non grata

  • Areas in the north of the Abyei area lack basic services including water, healthcare, education and civil infrastructure

  • The yellow fever vaccination campaign has reached an estimated 4.8 million people in Sudan.

  • DFID gives US$17.7 million to WFP humanitarian operations in Sudan.

FIGURES

Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million

24 Dec 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• UNHCR, signs a MoU with the Government of Sudan on the registration and documentation of South Sudanese citizens in Sudan.

• Three UNAMID peacekeepers injured in an ambush in East Darfur.

• The number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan stands at 115,451 as of 18 December 2014, according to UNHCR.

• Donors contribute some $4 million towards the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

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Displaced people in Sudan 2.9 million

IDPs in Darfur (to date) 2.4 million

17 Dec 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• UNHCR has registered 115,572 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.

• HAC estimates that 14,000 people are reportedly displaced and may require humanitarian aid in West Kordofan following intra-communal violence in late November.

• Dengue fever cases in North Darfur have reached 132, including three deaths.

• The People with Special Needs (PWSN) project is targeting an estimated 15,000 people in North Darfur with assistance in 2014.

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Displaced people in Sudan 2.9 million

16 Dec 2014 description
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Khartoum, 16 December 2014. To help address growing humanitarian needs in Sudan, the Government of Ireland has contributed an additional US $ 1,891,551 to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following its contribution earlier this year of US $1,362,200.