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15 Jul 2014 description

SUMMARY

Substantial humanitarian action is urgently required in Sudan in 2014.Overall, a total of 6.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance including life-saving interventions, protection from conflict and violence, strengthening household and community coping mechanisms and, where conditions permit, supporting longer-term solutions to the plight of internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees.

Strategic objectives
The UN and partners have agreed on the following strategic objectives for 2014:

22 Jun 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

•Fighting has erupted in the states of Central, South and West Darfur leading to insecurity, civilian deaths, and internal displacement.

•Some 42,200 newly displaced people have been verified in Zamzam IDP camp, some 360 in Kassab IDP camp, and some 12,000 in IDP camps in the Tawilla area, according to IOM.

•On 18 June, armed men abducted 16 Sudanese humanitarian aid workers in three separate incidents in Kutum locality, North Darfur.

29 May 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• UNHCR reports that by 21 May 84,700 people had arrived in Sudan from South Sudan. The main concern remains the relocation of 30,000 people from Kilo 10 reception site in White Nile State.

• An inter-agency team identifies over 90,000 people, including residents, IDPs and returnees, in Shaeria locality, East Darfur, in need of food assistance.

• Latest FEWS NET reports states that 4.5 million Sudanese are food insecure, including 2.7 million in Darfur.

29 Dec 2013 description
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  • The humanitarian community in Sudan is getting ready to provide humanitarian assistance initially to an estimated 350,000 people from South Sudan
  • An estimated 6.1 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, according to the UN Strategic response plan for 2014.
  • Some 4,700 Sudanese refugees who have returned to Central Darfur from Chad in December are receiving assistance.
  • Some 1,000 people have fled their homes as tension between farmers and nomads increases in East Darfur.
26 Dec 2013 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

· The Darfur Hotline is empowering an estimated 265,000 displaced people living in IDP camps in West Darfur.

· An estimated 55,000 people have been displaced in South Darfur due to inter-tribal fighting, according to HAC and community leaders.

· North Darfur to gain more midwives with the establishment of a Midwife Training Center in the state.

· HAC reports some 19,500 people have returned from various places in Sudan and neighbouring countries to their areas of origin in Blue Nile State in 2013.

03 Oct 2013 description
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Highlights

• New round of fighting between the Misseriya and Salamat tribes in Central Darfur leaves 45 people dead, according to reports received by the UN.

• Insecurity and Government restrictions prevent aid to some 150,000 newly displaced people in East Darfur.

• The highest level of acute food insecurity is projected among IDPs in SPLM-Ncontrolled areas of South Kordofan, according to FEWS NET.

01 Sep 2013 description
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Highlights

  • SPLM-N announces a one month ceasefire in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states for flood response.

  • In East Darfur, an estimated 144,000 people have been displaced since 9 August as a result of fighting between the Reizegat and Ma’aliya tribes, according to HAC.

  • According to FEWS NET, the number of food-insecure people in Sudan might increase from 4 million to 4.3 million people during the peak lean season – August to September.

13 Dec 2012 description

Highlights

  • Nearly 8,500 people, including 3,500 children, flee their homes in Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

  • About 8,500 displaced people have returned to South Kordofan, according to HAC.

  • Some 2.2 million people have been vaccinated in Darfur as part of the initial phase of the yellow fever vaccination campaign.

23 Sep 2012 description

Highlights

  • UNHCR reports 100 new refugees from South Kordofan arriving in Yida camp, South Sudan during the reporting period.

  • In South Darfur, some 27,000 flood-affected people have received assistance from humanitarian organisations.

  • The second phase of the Darfur Community Peace and Stability Fund launched with a budget of US$ 40 million.

16 Sep 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR reports a sharp increase in the number of new refugees from South Kordofan in South Sudan, with 500 new refugees registered in Yida camp.

  • Poor road conditions hamper flood response efforts in Central Darfur, where the number of people affected by recent floods has risen to 28,700.

  • More than 200,000 refugees and IDPs have returned to their homes in Darfur since January 2011, according to UNHCR.

29 Jul 2012 description

Key Points

  • Fighting between the SAF and SPLM-N forces continued in parts of Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, affecting civilians.

  • More than 204,000 Sudanese refugees from South Kordofan and Blue Nile are registered in camps in South Sudan and Ethiopia, according to UNHCR.

  • In Abyei, the total number of people who have returned to areas north of the Bahr al Arab/Kiir River remains at some 10,000.

  • In Darfur, new civilian displacements have been reported following inter-tribal clashes.

26 Jul 2012 description

Key Points

· Fighting between the SAF and SPLM-N forces continued in parts of Blue Nile State.
· After a re-registration exercise in South Sudan’s Unity State, UNHCR reports that the number of Sudanese refugees in South Sudan has been revised down from 171,000 to some 161,000 people.
· In Abyei, heavy rains continue to reduce mobility, affecting humanitarian operations. The distribution of non-food relief supplies continues in accessible areas.
· Heavy rains and seasonal flooding damages property in parts of Darfur.

19 Jul 2012 description

Key Points

· Fighting between the SAF and SPLM-N forces continued in Blue Nile State, affecting civilians.

· The number of refugees from South Kordofan and Blue Nile states that have fled to South Sudan and Ethiopia has reached more than 208,000 people, according to UNHCR.

· In Abyei, the total number of returnees to areas north of the Bahr el Arab/Kiir River remains at some 10,000 people, according to IOM.

29 Jun 2012 description

Key Points

• Many public protests and demonstrations took place in Khartoum and other towns this week following announcements by the Government of austerity measures to address the US$2.4 billion budget deficit, including the gradual removal of subsidies on fuel and sugar. There are concerns that the price increases will further impact the poorest and most vulnerable people in a country where some 4 million people are already receiving humanitarian aid.

20 Jun 2012 description

Key Points

• The influx of Sudanese refugees into South Sudan continues, with more than 202,000 refugees from Blue Nile and South Kordofan now in camps in South Sudan and Ethiopia, according to UNHCR.

• In South Kordofan, WFP continues to distribute food in Talodi, Gadir and El Leri localities, with food distributions expected to commence in Abu Jubaiha, Rashad and Abassiya localities in the coming week.

24 May 2012 description

Key Points

  • In South Kordofan, 518 metric tons of World Food Programme (WFP) food has recently been distributed to 32,330 displaced people in Kadugli town, El Berdab, El Kuok and Damik. WFP, in collaboration with the Sudan Government Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), is conducting verification and logistical assessments in El Abassiya, Abu Jubaiha, Gadir, Kalogi, Talodi, Rashad and El Leri localities. WFP international staff have been allowed to participate in the assessments.

09 May 2012 description

Key Points

• UN Security Council Resolution 2046 (2012) of 2 May 2012 on Sudan and South Sudan calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan.

• Preparations are underway to airlift the 12-15,000 people of South Sudanese origin stranded at the Kosti way-station to South Sudan.

• In South Kordofan, the Sudanese Red Crescent Society reports that 4,917 people displaced from Talodi have been registered in El Leri.

04 May 2012 description

Key Points

  • Tensions remain high between Sudan and South Sudan as fighting in border areas continues.

  • Some 151,000 Sudanese refugees from South Kordofan and Blue Nile are now registered in camps in South Sudan and Ethiopia.