• 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
April 26, 2017 (ZALINGEI) - Almost 19 people have been reportedly killed during clashes between the fighters of the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) and government militia who tried to sneak into Torang Tora area in Nertiti locality, Central Darfur State.
FOROBARANGA, WEST DARFUR - Thousands of people from Forobaranga, West Darfur, gathered to mark a milestone in the safety of their community this week. In an event on 24 April, UNAMID and the National Mine Action Centre joined with locals in Forobaranga town to celebrate the clearance of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and unexploded ordnance (UXO) from all registered contaminated areas in the locality. Participants also welcomed a pilot survey aimed at ensuring the area is kept free of residual ERW and UXO.
Khartoum, 27 April 2017. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, today welcomed the decision by the Government of Sudan to open a third humanitarian corridor, the second in as many months, for aid to be delivered from Sudan to famine-struck South Sudan.
Period covered by this update: September 2, 2016 to March 2,2017
Situation Analysis Description of the disaster
June 2016: Rainy season prompted flash floods affecting over 96,960 people across 13 states. SRCS participated in needs assessment and distributions of relief items to 1,600 affected households.
The African Union (AU) is struggling to convince all the stakeholders in Darfur to agree to a binding ceasefire based on a comprehensive agreement. The array of rebel movements and factions in Darfur makes for an increasingly complex situation, compounded by clashes among ethnic groups at the community level.
To support communities in East Darfur State, IOM with the generous funding support of the European Union, rehabilitated AL-Sadaga Primary Girls School in Abu Karinka locality for 600 students of primary school age.
For decades, communities living in South and West Kordofan have been caught up in an increasingly complex web of violence. Most recently this has been between the government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), as well as between communities and groups that are allied to one or more parties to the conflict.
46,181 South Sudanese refugee arrivals reported since 1 January 2017
15,208 New arrivals reported in White Nile in 2017 10,171 New arrivals reported in South Kordofan in 2017
7,807 New arrivals reported in West Kordofan in 2017
9,962 New arrivals reported in East Darfur in 2017
351,048 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan since December 2013.
USD 166.65 million requested for the operation
85,127 Number of South Sudanese refugees who have arrived in Sudan in 2017.
2017 new refugee arrivals by state
White Nile 25,065 (29%)
East Darfur 33,483 (39%)
South Kordofan 15,326 (18%)
West Kordofan 8,220 (10%)
South Darfur 3,033 (4%)
379,692 Number of South Sudanese refugees who arrived in Sudan since December 2013.
US$ 166.65 million Inter-agency funding requirements for activities under the RRRP 2017
Less than 10% funded
April 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM/EL OBEID) - Two people were killed and thirteen others injured Saturday when a strange object exploded at a major shoe market in El Obeid, North Kordofan state capital, some 363 kilometres from Khartoum.
A medical source at El Obeid Teaching Hospital told Sudan Tribune that two people were killed in an explosion at the shoe market, saying one of them died on the spot while the other died after he arrived at the hospital to receive treatment.
When do you wash your hands in your daily life? While the answer may vary from person to person, in Japan we usually teach our children to wash their hands before a meal, after using the toilet and when they return home.
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.
Since 2013, with full coordination with the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in North Darfur, IOM established a tracking system to monitor the returnees movements in nine localities in North Darfur State (El Fasher - Korma, Dar el Salam, Kalimendo, Kutum, Mellit, Tawilla, El Tina, Kornoi and Um Buru localities). These localities are considered as high areas of returns during 2016; therefore, more than 60 enumerators were dispersed to visit over 1,400 villages on a regular basis to monitor the population movements to / from these villages.
By EMEKA NWADIKE
Upon the request of the community residing in Umdam village, North Darfur, located some 60 kilometres from the state capital, El Fasher, UNAMID’s Ordnance Disposal Office (ODO) carried out an Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) clearance in the area.
KHARTOUM, Sudan – 13th April 2017: The Government of Japan has responded to the urgent humanitarian call to address the growing children’s emergency in Sudan with a US$955,000 grant to UNICEF. The grant is a part of the overall support to address the basic humanitarian needs of children and their caregivers in South and West Kordofan, with a focus on health, education, nutrition and the integration of water and sanitation hygiene.
By: Mohamed Elnaiem and Steven O'Brien
WHITE NILE STATE, Sudan - An increasing number of South Sudanese affected by the conflict in their country and worsening food security are making the hard journey to the country’s northern border and crossing to Sudan by foot, often leaving loved ones behind.
Forty-five-year old Ezekiel* accompanied by his mother, Aywein, 65, and his two children Patrick and Pasonta, now live in Al Waral, one of six refugee sites on the western bank of the White Nile river.