Over 25,000 people in Belle Elsereif in South Darfur’s East Jebel Marra locality are in need of humanitarian aid.
Aid organisations continue to respond to the needs of over 53,000 Jebel Marra IDPs in North Darfur.
National cereal production is estimated at 8 million MT—a 70% increase compared to the five-year average.
Over 11,000 people in Kurmuk locality, Blue Nile State are facing serious water shortages.
FIGURES 2017 HRP
Aid organisations are scaling up assistance to thousands of people in need in Golo town in Jebel Marra.
About 4,000 people in Golo are in need of shelter and essential household supplies, according to DRC.
About 118,000 people returned to various locations in West Darfur between 2013 and 2016, according to IOM.
Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocates US$21 million for humanitarian interventions in 2017.
FIGURES 2016 HRP
About 80,000 people returned to Umm Dukhun locality, Central Darfur between 2014 and 2016.
Returnees in Um Dukhun have poor access to basic services—such as water, education, health and nutrition services.
Over 300,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan since mid-December 2013.
WFP provided food assistance to 3.9 million people across Sudan in 2016.
FIGURES 2016 HRP
/# people in need in Sudan (2016 HNO) 5.8 million
Thousands of displaced children are out of school in Golo (Central Darfur State), while those attending schools are studying in overcrowded classrooms, according to the national NGO SCF.
Aid organisations providing education assistance have supported 50,300 displaced children in Central Darfur, since October 2016.
Humanitarian organisations have started providing health services in Jebel Marra.
• IMC to start health and nutrition activities in Golo, Boori and Jokosti areas in Central Darfur State.
• Aid agencies continue to provide humanitarian assistance to about 53,000 Jebel Marra IDPs in North Darfur.
• Care International Switzerland is providing access to clean water to 89,000 people in East Darfur.
• According to UNHCR, over 131,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan in 2016, the highest number of arrivals per year.
FIGURES 2016 HRP
- UNHCR and inter-agency partners are seeking US$166.6 million to meet the needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.
• So far, 1,500 people have returned to Tamar village in Central Darfur State.
• In Central Darfur, the Wali issued a decree to form a high committee for humanitarian coordination to oversee humanitarian work in the state.
• WFP launched a cash voucher programme assisting 75,000 IDPs in Otash camp, South Darfur.
557.6 million US$ received in 2016
• Many Jebel Marra IDPs in Central Darfur State need winter supplies, according to the national NGOs Labena and Sanad Charity Foundation.
• About 12,000 returnees in Kutum locality (North Darfur) need more assistance.
• MoU on the delivery of aid to South Sudan through Sudan has been extended for another six months.
• As of the end of 2016, the health sector requirements for the year were only 44% funded against the 2016 Sudan HRP.
FIGURES 2016 HRP
• HAC has issued amended directives and procedures regarding humanitarian action in Sudan.
• On 24 December, HAC in North Darfur State, together with IDP leaders launched an intention survey amongst IDPs in North Darfur.
• About 2,500 people have returned to the Kaoura area, North Darfur, from Tawilla, Kebkabiya and Sortony and need essential household supplies.
• On 18 December, the World Bank launched the second phase of livelihood project targeting IDPs and host communities in Kassala State.
• This month OCHA celebrates 25 years of humanitarian coordination.
• On 11 December 2016, the Humanitarian Coordinator and HAC Commissioner General travelled to Golo in Jebel Marra, Central Darfur.
• Plan International Sudan has been supporting 103,600 refugee and host community children in White Nile State since August 2015.
• EU approved €170 million to tackle irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa, including €39 million for Sudan.
• WFP has resumed its school meals programme benefiting more than 7,000 students in 21 schools in Blue Nile State.
• WVI project helps 800 farmers in Blue Nile State increase their sorghum production.
• Preparations underway for establishing El Nimir camp for 11,000 South Sudanese refugees from Western Bahr el Ghazal in East Darfur.
• Aid agencies continue to assist about 53,000 Jebel Marra IDPs in four locations in North Darfur.
WFP resumes school-feeding in Blue Nile State
About 1,250 people have reportedly returned from Chad to Habila locality, West Darfur, according to HAC.
2016 harvest in Sudan is expected to be above‑average levels, as the 2016 rainy season has been favourable, according to FAO.
On 23 November, SPLM-N signed an Action Plan with the UN to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in conflict.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign has started in Sudan.
• World Toilet Day: One third of people in Sudan have access to improved sanitation, with wide disparities between states.
• Donor funding for water and sanitation activities in Sudan has been decreasing since 2008.
• SC Sweden is phasing out health and nutrition services in 20 centres in South Kordofan due to lack of funding.
• The number of arrivals by sea to Italy from Sudan in 2016 increased slightly compared to 2015, the number of arrivals from Eritrea and Somalia has dropped significantly - IOM.
WHO reports that 11 clinics have closed and 49 are at risk of closure in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile due to funding shortages.
About 769,000 people (IDPs and host communities) are affected by these funding shortages. US$7 million needed to keep these facilities running for one year.
Over 4 million children aged 6-59 months were screened for nutritional status in AugustSeptember across Sudan.
- Above average harvest expected for 2016-2017 season, according to FEWS NET.
- Sorghum and millet prices decreased by 5 and 25 per cent between August - September and could decline further, FEWS NET reports.
- Sudan’s Food Security Technical Secretariat reports improvement in nutrition in Blue Nile State.
- The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation will fund two projects in eastern Sudan aimed at improving WASH situation and preventing malnutrition.
FIGURES 2016 HRP
32,000 IDPs return to their homes in Um Dukhun locality, Central Darfur.
53,000 IDPs from Jebel Marra have taken refuge in North Darfur’s Sortony and Tawilla localities as well as in Kebkabiya town and Shadad camp.
To date, 96,500 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in 2016, of whom 55,700 (58 per cent) are in East Darfur State.
IFRC launches a knowledgesharing migration platform to assist organisations support vulnerable migrants.
FIGURES 2016 HRP
• 7,100 IDPs in South Kordofan’s Abu Kershola locality need humanitarian assistance.
• Over 21,000 people vaccinated against measles in Abyei, following an outbreak declared by the Ministry of Health in September.
• According to an inter-agency mission, 3,650 IDPs have returned to Himeida village from IDP camps in West Darfur and refugee camps in Chad, since April 2016
• 60 per cent of the South Sudanese refugees who have arrived in Sudan in 2016 have taken refuge in East Darfur
During September, 61,000 children under five were screened in IDP and refugee camps, 2,800 of whom were identified with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and admitted for treatment.
About 7,500 returnees in Um Baru locality, North Darfur received essential household supplies and improved shelters in the past week.
More than 3,700 South Sudanese refugees relocated to Kario site in East Darfur.
FEWS NET says that food security is likely to improve with harvests starting in October / November due to above average rainfall this year.
Since 2011, about 100,000 Syrians have arrived in Sudan, with about 5,500 jointly registered by UNHCR-COR by the end of August 2016.
Community leaders reported an estimated 1,600 individuals had been displaced from 13 villages and farms near Kosa to Katur in North Darfur’s Tawilla locality.