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31 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary:

Since the Commitment to Action1 was signed by the Secretary-General and eight United Nations Principals (and endorsed by the World Bank and the International Organization for Migration) at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, much progress has been made in advancing and operationalizing the New Way of Working (NWOW) and strengthening humanitarian development collaboration as envisioned in the Agenda for Humanity.

31 Jul 2018 description
  • As of 30 June 2018 Ethiopia hosts 923,863 refugees, 50.2% of them girls and women. The Majority came from Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea

  • 80,748 female refugees are enrolled in formal education within and outside of the refugee camps in Ethiopia.

  • There are a total of 35 women and girls centres in five field operations across the country.

Highlights

31 Jul 2018 description

As of 30 June 2018, Ethiopia hosts 916,678 refugees and asylum seekers within its borders, including the more than 22,000 who arrived during the first quarter of 2018.

The Government of Ethiopia has committed to address the concerns of refugees, including a pledge to grant local integration to those who have lived in the country for 20 years and above.

Resettlement remains the chief durable solution for refugees in Ethiopia, but limited quotas mean that only 4,240 refugees will be referred to resettlement countries in 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS

31 Jul 2018 description
  • Out of 928,663 registered refugees in Ethiopia, 65,750 are in need of resettlement in 2018.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 is 4,240 individuals to the USA, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.

  • To date, 1893 refugees were referred to the RSC for onward submission to resettlement countries and 1678 refugees have been submitted.

Highlights

31 Jul 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

President Omar Al Bashir has directed the government of South Darfur to promote voluntary return by providing services to the returnees to ensure their stability and stressed the importance of continuing the process of collecting weapons.

Yesterday in a meeting at the guesthouse in Khartoum with Governor Adam El Faki, Al Bashir discussed the overall security conditions and tribal reconciliations in South Darfur.

31 Jul 2018 description

Border entry point reopens at Joda in White Nile State.

Nutrition survey shows emergency acute malnutrition levels for refugee camps in White Nile State.

Partners deliver improved access to safe water supply in out-of-camp refugee settlements in East Darfur.

Population Update

31 Jul 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The residents of Hillet Musa in the area of El Meilig in El Kamlin locality of Sudan’s El Gezira state are suffering from a severe scarcity of food supplies and difficulty of moving to and from the village following the heavy rains in the area on Sunday morning which caused demolition of many houses and flooded and destroyed large tracts of farmland. A child has died in North Darfur.

31 Jul 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 57,571 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 29 July 2018. That total compares to 112,375 at this time last year.

Spain is currently the main arrival-by-sea country in the Mediterranean with 22,858 migrants arriving since the beginning of the year and 1,866 of them arriving since 25 July alone. This is approximately 16,345 more migrants than arrived in Spain in the same period in 2017.

30 Jul 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Torrential rains caused the death of four people in West Kordofan over the weekend. More than 200 houses were destroyed in North Kordofan and North Darfur. Schools in eastern Sudan remain closed.

Four people drowned at the Abu Zabad dam in West Kordofan on Sunday morning.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that the incident occurred when the four attempted to cross the dam. A police team recovered their bodies.

30 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

First phase completed with nearly 5 million doses of vaccines provided

KHARTOUM, 30 July 2018 - With the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the Sudanese Federal Ministry of Health has completed the Sub National Immunization Days from 16 to 18 July 2018.

“This campaign is critical in protecting Sudan’s children from polio: a paralyzing disease. It is a milestone in keeping Sudan polio free” said Abdullah Fadil, UNICEF’s Representative in Sudan.

30 Jul 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 22 Jul 2018): 17,922
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 22 Jul 2017): 94,688

Total arrivals 1 Jul - 22 Jul 2018 1,356
Total arrivals 1 Jul - 22 Jul 2017 10,936

Average daily arrivals in July 2018 so far: 47
Average daily arrivals in June 2018: 105

Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 22 Jul) 1,081
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 22 Jul) 1,487

29 Jul 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 28, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking (NCCHT) Friday said 80 children, victims of human trafficking, have been returned to their families.

Deputy Chairman of the NCCHT, Ismail Tirab, said the children have been handed over to their families at refugee camps and their places of residence, pointing out that large numbers of them were integrated into their host communities.

29 Jul 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 27, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Foreign Ministry and Sudan’s Commission of Refugees have agreed to coordinate efforts to tackle refugee issue.

Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani al-Nai’im on Thursday met with the commissioner of refugees Hamad al-Gizouli.

The two sides discussed ways to provide support for a large number of refugees and illegal migrants who share the scare resources with the host communities.

29 Jul 2018 description

Khartoum, July 28(SUNA)-The Federation of Sudanese Youth in collaboration with the Martyr Ala-Zubair Charity Foundation dispatched a support convoy to the flood-affected people in Kassala State.

Representative of the Federation, Mohamed Osman said in press statements that the convoy contains shelter materials, food stuff, pumps, medicines and other support materials.

He added that the support was handed over to the concerned committee in Kassala State.

Osman said the crisis was over and that the state is enjoying remarkable stability.

29 Jul 2018 description

Khartoum, July.27 (SUNA) – The Islamic Dawa (call) Organization launched, Friday morning, its relief campaign to the floods affected –people in Kassala, Al-Nihud and Al-Bager.

The Director General of the organizations External Missions, Ageel Naeim Al-Fadni has outlined that his organization has delivered 6000 sacks of wheat, besides, the relief material to the affected areas.

28 Jul 2018 description

Enhanced seasonal rains and likely flooding are forecast for northern parts of the region

KEY MESSAGES

  • June to September seasonal rains are fully established in the northern sector of the region, as above-average rainfall amounts have been received across parts of Sudan, western Ethiopia, and northern South Sudan, helping ease localized early season deficits. These enhanced rains have largely benefited early season agricultural activities in these countries.

27 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers
- 6,488 mt of food assistance distributed
- US$ 2.7 m cash-based transfers made
- US$ 59.8 m six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements, representing 8.3% of total

Operational Updates