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HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 22,600 returnees to Muradaf village will be relocated to other locations to prevent possible conflict with the village landowners.

• Suspected dengue fever cases stand at 523.

• According the Food Security Monitoring Unit (FSMU), some 45,000 people in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states have been displaced due to poor harvests.

• In Blue Nile state, WFP distributed food to 24,843 people in El Roseires, Bau, and Ed Damazine localities.

31 Dec 2015 description

As of 30 December, the funding gap of the 2015 UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$9.6 billion which means that 48 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

During December, newly reported contributions to FTS totalled $736 million for humanitarian response: for response plans specifically, $81.7 million for Iraq, $80.6 million for Yemen, and $41.4 million for Niger. As reported to FTS by 30 December, over $1.7 billion of humanitarian funding remain in outstanding pledges (of which $404 million is allocated for the coordinated response plans).

31 Dec 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association has expressed its categorical rejection of the government’s plans to dismantle the camps for the displaced next year. They consider the situation much “too dangerous”.

On Monday, during his visit to Um Baru in North Darfur, Second Vice-President Hassabo Abdelrahman said that the government intends to put an end to the displacement before 2017.

31 Dec 2015 description

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is IOM’s primary suite of tools used to track and monitor displacement and population mobility in over 40 countries including Sudan. It is designed to regularly and systematically capture, process and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of movements and evolving needs of populations on move, whether on site or en-route. The DTM was implemented in Sudan in 2004 and has been collecting, analyzing, mapping and disseminating vital data and information ever since.

31 Dec 2015 description

SUMMARY POINTS

  • Maize grain, was the single most traded commodity in the East Africa region in 2015 as depicted in Figure 1. There were also significant informal cross-border trade of dry beans, cooking bananas, locally produced rice, sorghum, sesame; imported sugar, wheat and flour.

  • Most of the primary staple food commodities were informally traded while a majority of the processed food commodities were formally traded in the region in 2015.

31 Dec 2015 description

KEY FIGURES

2,946,098 People affected by the conflict (in Yemen and adjacent countries), including refugees and internally displaced persons prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

2,509,062 Persons internally displaced prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

169,863 Arrivals to Djibouti, Ethiopia Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Sudan mainly by sea or overland since late March 2015.

31 Dec 2015 description

Overview

This Dashboard provides an overview of the implementation of the 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan in Sudan that brings together 112 partners from across the UN system and non-governmental organizations to help 5.4 million people in need of emergency relief aid and other forms of humanitarian assistance. Vulnerability in Sudan - a country of 37.2 million - is driven primarily by conflict-induced displacement, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.

31 Dec 2015 description

Executive Summary

  • The food security situation deteriorated among sampled households from May 2014 to November 2015. Overall, the proportion of households categorized as food secure decreased from 82 percent in May 2014 to 70 percent in November 2015. The poor outlook for the main 2015/16 season impacted household economy by limiting household production and the demand for agricultural labour.

31 Dec 2015 description

Executive Summary

  • The food security situation was found to have deteriorated compared to the 2014 and 2015 rounds of food security monitoring. The deterioration was seen across sampled households in all three localities covered by the food security monitoring (Hamashkoreeb, North Delta and Telkok).
    Households in Telkok were the least likely to be food secure.

31 Dec 2015 description

In its work on disasters and conflicts, which aims to minimize threats to human well-being from environmental degradation, UNEP focuses on achieving results in two areas:

  • Risk reduction – Improving countries’ ability to use environmental management to prevent and reduce the risks of natural hazards, industrial disasters and conflict.

30 Dec 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 29, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) has denied reports that the National Dialogue Conference, in session here since October 10, had been extended indefinitely, saying the extension was just for one month.

The party’s political secretary Kamal Omer who represents his party in the dialogue coordination body said important developments had occurred on the positions of political parties inside the country towards the dialogue .

30 Dec 2015 description

To reach Gulsa, a remote village in East Sudan, you have to travel through the desert, along barely-visible tracks in the sand. Located some 20 km from the state capital, Kassala, people used to make the gruelling two-hour journey regularly to buy medicine, which was unavailable at their local health centre. Not anymore.

29 Dec 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sudan’s Second Vice-President, Hasabo Mohamed Abdelrahman, said that his government is determined to close the camps for displaced people in Darfur next year. He further instructed the return of police forces and prosecutors to Um Baru locality.

Abdelrahman delivered a speech to the representatives of former rebel groups and displaced people in Um Baru, North Darfur on Monday. According to Sudan Tribune, the Second VP said Darfur has “completely recovered from the war and is now looking forward to achieve a full peace, stability and development.

29 Dec 2015 description

On 23 December 2015, a UNAMID-funded peace campaign concluded its activities in the localities of Kabkabiya, Alwaha, Elseref, Saraf Omra, Koma and Mellit, North Darfur. The event, started on 29 November, aimed at ending tension between farmers and pastoralists and strengthening social fabric among the various tribes living in those localities.

29 Dec 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 28, 2015 (EL-FASHER) - Sudanese Vice-President Hassabo Abdel-Rahman has urged the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Darfur region to choose between two option, adding that his government is determined to close their camps next year.

In its latest assessment of December 2015, the UN agency for refugees, UNHCR, estimate that there are some 2,174,000 IDPs in Sudan, but did not give a specific figure for their number in Darfur.

29 Dec 2015 description

WASH sector core pipeline SOP.

The WASH sector core pipline Standard Operation Procedure was finalised after a consultative process with UNICEF, WHO, the Sector Advisory Group and the wider sector partners. This SoP clarifies how UNICEF and WHO will handle the core pipeline items on behalf of the sector, a process that ensures accountability. Hygiene kit items were also contextualised for effectiveness. The SoP shall come into force by January 2016. For details click here

WASH sector response to Dengue fever outbreak