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19 Apr 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Large-scale settlement operations have begun with the government's knowledge of new residents at the villages and farms of the displaced and refugees in areas east of El Geneina until Camp Sese on the road leading to Murnei, according to reports reaching this station from West Darfur.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that about 500 families have settled in the areas of Hajar Beida east of El Geneina coupled with the arrival of other numbers by vehicles from far away and settling east of El Geneina in allegedly government planned areas.

19 Apr 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities and local partners to identify and understand migration movements in West and Central Africa. Population flow monitoring (FMP) is an activity that quantifies and qualifies flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit.

Since February 2016, IOM Niger has been monitoring migration flows at two points in the Agadez region of Niger. Flow monitoring points are found at two points in the region of Agadez in Niger,Séguédine and Arlit.

18 Apr 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Chad is a low-income, land-locked country that suffers from chronic food insecurity due to the effects of regional conflict, frequent drought, lack of income-generating opportunities and limited access to social services. An estimated 4.4 million people in Chad require humanitarian assistance, according to the UN.

18 Apr 2018 description
report European Commission

The Ambassadors of the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway and the Special Envoy of Norway to Sudan and South Sudan concluded a two day visit to Abyei.

The objective of the visit was to examine the political, security, development and humanitarian situation on the ground.

The European diplomats held meetings with the leaders of Ngok Dinka and Misserya and Dinka Agok, representatives of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), the UN Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM) and other UN agencies and NGOs.

18 Apr 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) said more than 260 aid groups are currently operating in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan States.

In press statements on Tuesday, HAC acting commissioner Ahmed Mohamed Osman said they visited the IDPs areas in South Kordofan and provided them with the necessary aid.

He pointed out that Sudan is open to receive assistance for the needy population, saying there are 160 aid groups in South Kordofan and more than 100 groups in the Blue Nile.

17 Apr 2018 description

RESPONSE UPDATE

The FSL sector key needs during January –December 2017 include General Food Distribution [GFD], Food for Assets [FFA], emergency agriculture and livestock inputs and support services, plus livelihoods training and start-up kits. The response reached during the period include: 1,545,063 beneficiaries supported with GFD, 382,589 people with FFA plus 72,175 people benefited from assets being built by communities, 833,686 people assisted with agriculture and livestock based livelihoods inputs and support services. Funding secured is (52.8%)

17 Apr 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The number of fires in camps for displaced people in Darfur has flared up in the past two weeks, raising concerns for their strength and leaving dozens of families in the open.

On Sunday, the camps in Gireida locality, South Darfur, saw another fire at Babanusa which led to the destruction of 102 homes.

Displaced people in Babanusa camp informed Radio Dabanga that the fire caused burns to 60-year-old Aisha Musa. About 43 homes were partially destroyed.

16 Apr 2018 description

Tina- North Darfur State: (UNHCR-COR): On 14 April 2018, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Commissioner of Refugees (COR) welcomed the first convoy of 53 Sudanese refugees who have returned to Sudan after more than 14 years in exile, in eastern Chad.

16 Apr 2018 description

In March, partners in South Sudan continued to respond to health emergencies including an outbreak of Rift Valley fever, measles and a suspected outbreak of meningitis, in different parts of the country. The outbreak of Rift Valley fever continued to evolve in parts of Lakes, with a total of 40 cases and four related deaths reported in Yirol East, Yirol West and Awerial. However, the suspected meningitis outbreak in Torit, Eastern Equatoria, first reported on 15 February 2018, started to decline, with only two suspected cases reported during March.

16 Apr 2018 description

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 916,678 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 March 2018.

In the first three months of 2018, 22,093 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, including 6,996 in March. They include 3,886 from South Sudan and 2,772 from Eritrea.

Amid a funding shortage that has forced the reduction of rations for some 650,000 refugees in Ethiopia, UNHCR and WFP issued a joint appeal for $80 million to avoid the dire consequences of further ration cuts.

16 Apr 2018 description

UNHCR and WFP appeal for urgent support to provide food to refugees in Ethiopia. Without it, ration cuts will drastically impact the integrity of refugees across the country.

14,668 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since the beginning of year.

1,589 vital events certificates have been issued to refugees since the launch of the vital events registration policy in October 2017.

16 Apr 2018 description

916,678 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

246,055 Households

16 Apr 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 15, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim announced his government would implement a roadmap programme to deliver humanitarian aid to rebel-held areas in South Kordofan.

On Saturday, Ibrahim received the recommendations of the first youth conference on peace and development in South Kordofan.

According to Ashorooq TV, the presidential aide said the government would also launch a child vaccination campaign and provide education requirements in the rebel-controlled areas.

16 Apr 2018 description

UNAMID Rule of Law recently organized training workshops for rural court judges in four Darfur states-- El Fasher, North Darfur; El Daein, East Darfur; Zalingei, Central Darfur; and El Geneina, West Darfur. Some 120 judges received training on Sudanese laws, legal procedures and techniques for conducting successful mediation of disputes. They were also given a copy of the Legal Hand book in Arabic published by UNAMID Rule of Law, in collaboration with Sudan judiciary.