• Almost 20,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in South Kordofan and White Nile over the past week.
• Food security situation in Sudan slightly improved compared to the same period last year, according to IPC.
• Food insecurity in SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan and among new IDPs in parts of Jebel Mara is a major concern, according to FEWS NET.
• Water supplies to IDPs in Sortony, North Darfur reduced sharply from 13.7 to 8 litres per person daily due to the ground water level drop in the area, according to aid agencies.
• Over 95,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in the first three and a half months of 2017; the total number is 389,000 since Dec 2013.
• Lack of funding may affect the provision of health services in Otash IDP camp, South Darfur.
• Japan funding will allow for some 95,000 children U2 years in South and West Kordofan to be vaccinated against measles and polio.
• About 160,000 people are in need of assistance in the Abyei area.
Over 95,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in 2017
Over 85,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Q1 of 2017; the total number is 380,000 since Dec 2013.
The national NGO Sanad Charity provided 9,000 South Sudanese refugees, taking refuge in border areas between East Darfur and South Sudan, with food assistance.
On 30 March, WFP began to move food assistance to famine-hit and food-insecure people in South Sudan using a newly opened aid corridor.
• New corridor for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Bentiu,
South Sudan, from Sudan.
• 8,000 people, who fled their homes in East Darfur due to inter-communal violence, have arrived in El Lait, North Darfur.
• 68% of households in Sudan have access to improved water sources.
• Ireland donates €3 million (US$3.3 million) to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF).
FIGURES 201 7 HRP
# people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO) 4.8 million
# people in need in Darfur (2017 HNO) 3 million
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