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21 Mar 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA MIXED MIGRATION HUB

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM,
OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

21 Mar 2018 description

The Migration Management Unit supports the government of South Sudan to manage migration challenges and protect vulnerable migrants

Policy Development

21 Mar 2018 description

76,294 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in February 2018.

3,308 New arrivals registered in Unity in February 2018.

9,142 Refugees received meningitis vaccination in Ajuong Thok in February 2018

Working with Partners in 2018

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

21 Mar 2018 description

Some 800 former combatants will soon be reintegrated into civilian life following the conclusion of a two-week demobilization exercise in Nyala, South Darfur, which began on 26 February 2018.

The exercise was jointly organized by the Sudan Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (SDDRC); UNAMID’s Governance & Community Stabilization Section (GCSS), World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

21 Mar 2018 description
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Key messages

Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017

• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.

20 Mar 2018 description

Geneva, 20 March 2018

As delivered

Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, 

I thank ICVA for bringing all of us together to discuss how we navigate the nexus, the connection, between humanitarian, development and peace action.

20 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

2.3 million children in need
4.8 million people
# of people who need Humanitarian Assistance
(Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017)

1.1million children internally displaced
2.3 million people
# of internally displaced people
(Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017)

468,218 South Sudanese
refugee children
767,570 people
# of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan in total

20 Mar 2018 description

Kantande underscores refugee registration as the prerogative and the inalienable duty of the Government of Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda (UNHCR)—UNHCR Representative in Uganda, Bornwell Kantande, has praised the collaboration between registration teams from the Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR as the rollout of the countrywide verification of refugees takes effect.

20 Mar 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 12,983 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 11 weeks of 2018, with about 47 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (30%) Spain (22%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 21,058 at this point in 2017.

20 Mar 2018 description

20 MAR 2018 / BY TSION TADESSE ABEBE

Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. It is also fast becoming the most progressive on the continent in responding to forced displacement. If properly implemented, Ethiopia’s version of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework – which combines development and humanitarian aid – will benefit both refugees and host communities.

20 Mar 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Ethiopia

11 February 2018: In Harar city, East Hararghe zone, Harari region, a clash between security forces and youth in Hamaressa camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) led to the death of four individuals, and some injuries. Source: The Reporter

Rwanda

20 Mar 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

A massive fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes in the displaced camps district of Ed Daein on East Darfur. No human casualties were reported, however the four camps of Dabanga, Areida, Garnaya, and Um Sauna suffered extensive damage.

The fire completely destroyed 15 shops and storage facilities at Dabanga Market. One of the camp sheikhs told Dabanga Radio that at least 1,000 families have been affected and that the preliminary inventory estimated the damage at about SDG 40 billion (*$2 million).

19 Mar 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Renk town is located in Renk County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with Sudan. Since independance in 2011, Renk has become a major destination and transit point for returnees from Sudan and, since the beginning of the current conflict in 2013, for internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing conflict in Upper Nile State.

19 Mar 2018 description

Migration Response Centers (MRCs) are service orientated facilities responding to the needs of migrants on the move. Working collaboratively, MRCs bring together key partners to facilitate the identification of migrants in vulnerable situations, and to ensure that they receive appropriate immediate and longer-term support. MRCs fill critical gaps in providing direct assistance, including food and shelter, to migrants along key migration routes, such as in transit countries and at border points.

19 Mar 2018 description

Camp site extensions granted in East Darfur and White Nile.

WASH construction resumes in Dar Batti, West Kordofan after work stoppage by local authorities in Fall 2017.

Violence against refugees observed in Al Lait, North Darfur in following protection monitoring.

Key Developments

19 Mar 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

March 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan's refugee commissioner Hamad al-Gizouli said arrangements are underway to transfer the South Sudanese refugees to new areas outside of the capital, Khartoum.

Speaking at a workshop on the outcome of a recent survey about the status of South Sudan refugees on Sunday, al-Gizouli said South Sudanese refugees are present in all Sudanese states which pose a real challenge to the government.

19 Mar 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sudanese refugees in Chad are suffering from a shortage of supplies of basic commodities such as sugar and cooking oil. Supply lorries have been prevented from reaching the camps.

A sheik of the refugee camps in Chad told Radio Dabanga that Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia prevent commercial supply lorries moving from Sudan to Chad from carrying certain goods.

“These measures have led to the disappearance of sugar and oil from the markets which have negatively affected the lives of most of the refugees in the camps,” the sheikh said.

19 Mar 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

ED DAEIN | The displaced people of camp Neem east of Ed Daein in East Darfur have set a package of conditions for voluntary return including providing security and services. They also demand that their farms and residential lands be returned to them in full.

One of the sheikhs told Radio Dabanga that on Thursday the camp leaders, sheikhs, and youths union held a meeting at the camp in the presence of the representative of Nazir of the Rizeigat on the voluntary return demanded and called for by the government.