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19 Feb 2018 description
  • Total number of refugees: 767,425
  • Pre-Dec 2013 refugees: 352,462
  • Total arrivals in 2018: 5,770
19 Feb 2018 description
  • NFI distribution planned for Khartoum in February.
  • Rising food prices driving increased food insecurity for refugees and host communities across Sudan.
  • Critical anti-malarial drug shortage in White Nile refugee camp clinics.

Key Developments
- Nearly 5,800 refugees arrive in Sudan – An estimated 5,770 refugees newly arrived in Sudan over January, with the majority arriving in East Darfur (2,285), West Kordofan (1,430) and South Darfur (1,199).

19 Feb 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 16, 2018 (NYALA) - Head of the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) South Sector office Berhanemeskel Nega said security and stability are the top priority of the Mission in Darfur.

On Friday, a meeting including the government of South Darfur, UNAMID and a number of United Nations agencies was held in Nyala to form a joint committee to develop an integrated plan to tackle issues of voluntary return, peace, security and stability.

19 Feb 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The South Darfur government, the UN-AU peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (Unamid), and UN agencies in Sudan will cooperate to facilitate the voluntary return of the hundreds of thousands of displaced people in the state.

During a joint meeting in Nyala on Friday, the South Darfur government and representatives of the UN-AU peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (Unamid) and UN agencies in Sudan agreed to establish a joint committee.

17 Feb 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

February 16 - 2018 SIRBA

The West Darfur state government’s plans to dismantle two camps for displaced people in Sirba locality, and resettle them in another location, has been met with rejection by the camp coordinators.

Camp coordinators of Kendebe and Bir Dagig camps said in a statement to the press that the plan to dismantle the camps includes a transfer of the displaced people to Goz Sigeit, west of Kendebe.

16 Feb 2018 description

Record prices of food staples in December 2017 endanger food access

Highlights

• Prices of cereals and other food products surged in November-December 2017, reaching record or near-record highs.

• The sharp increases were mainly driven by a depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

• The Government’s decision to cut wheat import subsidies was reported to further underpin the increase in the prices of wheat flour and bread.

16 Feb 2018 description

Violent clashes between the Government of Sudan and armed groups have caused large scale internal displacement since 2003. Approximately 1.1 million of the IDPs are still found in South and Central Darfur where the Darfur Program is intervening. During 2017, the level of armed confrontations in Darfur has continued to decrease but the situation remains highly volatile; increased criminality, the spread of firearms, inter-tribal fighting, the absence of law enforcement and unleashed militia are still major challenges.

15 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 200,000 South Sudanese refugees are expected to arrive in Sudan in 2018.

• People in parts of North Darfur and Kassala are likely to face food shortages due to poor rains and harvest - FEWS NET.

• WFP in April will be registering protracted IDPs in Tawilla, North Darfur using SCOPE system to allocate assistance through its Food for Assets activities.

• 7,500 vulnerable people in Golo and Nertiti received winter ES/NFIs.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan’s Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Commission said the United States would soon join donor countries supporting the implementation of its programmes.

The DDR commissioner Salah al-Tayeb said a number of new donors would implement DDR projects through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which is the commission’s main partner.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan’s White Nile State has reached 150,000, said the chairman of the technical coordination committee for refugee affairs in the state, Altayeb Mohamed Abdallah.

He told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) the South Sudanese refugees have been accommodated in two camps in Al-Gabalain area and six camps in Al-Salam area.

Abdallah pointed out to new flows of refugees which require the establishment of additional camps in areas that need to be provided with the basic services.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

In Nierteti in Central Darfur, the death toll from ‘acute watery diarrhoea’ – suspected of being cholera – has amounted to nine, while the infection cases have risen to more than 100.

Yesterday activists in voluntary work reported to Radio Dabanga from Nierteti that four people died of the disease while being transported from neighbouring villages to the hospital.

Five more deaths were reported from Nierteti the previous day.

15 Feb 2018 description

On 8 February 2018, UNAMID’s Bangladeshi peacekeepers teamed up with the Rule of Law section to organise a free medical clinic for the inmates and prison officers at Ardamata Prison, West Darfur. This joint civilian-military exercise served some 214 people who received basic medical examinations—treatment for common ailments as well as malaria screening—and free medication. Furthermore, toys, school supplies and clothes were distributed among children of women prisoners; prison officers at Ardamata received sports kits and medical supplies as well.

14 Feb 2018 description

KHARTOUM, 10th February, 2017 (WAM) -- The Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign "Provide Medical Treatment," for the treatment of women and children, has been launched in Sudanese villages under the theme, "All of us are our Mother Fatima."

The initiative, part of the Fatima bint Mubarak Volunteering Programme, will be implemented under the supervision of young Emirati and Sudanese doctors to provide the best diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for women and children.

13 Feb 2018 description

El Daein; 11 February 2018: UNAMID Acting Deputy Joint Special Representative (ADJSR), Peter Schumann, recently conducted a two-day visit to El Daein, East Darfur, where he met the Wali (Governor), the Deputy Nazir of the Southern Rezeigat, native administration leaders and representatives of displaced persons as well as women’s groups.

The aim of visit was to discuss the role of UNAMID in the state as a peacekeeping mission mandated to maintain security and protect civilians, within the context of the Mission’s ongoing reconfiguration.

13 Feb 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 12, 2018 (NYALA) - The government of South Darfur State has embarked on planning the El-Sereif camp for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as part of a plan to transform camps into permanent towns.

The government seeks to dismantle IDPs camps that have been established in areas around the capitals of Darfur’s five states since the eruption of the armed conflict in the region.

12 Feb 2018 description

DUBAI, 12th February, 2018 (WAM) -- Dar Al Ber Society has funded 34 humanitarian projects in the East Darfur State of Sudan.

A high profile delegation headed by Imran Mohammed Abdullah, Head of the Charity Projects Sector at Dar Al Ber, paid a visit to Darfur to attend the inauguration of critical projects there following an invitation from the State Governor, Anas Omar Mohammed.

11 Feb 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government has expressed readiness to give the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N al-Hilu) a new chance to reach a peace deal in the Two Areas during the coming round of talks.

During the recent round of talks from 1 to 3 February, the Sudanese government and SPLM-N al-Hilu failed to reach a cessation of hostilities agreement.

The mediation delinked the ceasefire and the humanitarian access and focused at this round only on the cessation of hostilities agreement.

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
2.3 million people

FAO requires
USD 30.2 million

period
January – December 2018

Humanitarian needs in the Sudan in 2018 are driven by a combination of new and protracted displacement due to conflict, disruption of livelihoods, underlying poverty and vulnerability, natural hazards and high food prices.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security and Livelihoods Sector to:

09 Feb 2018 description

As the world inches closer towards a polio-free future, finding and closing remaining gaps in national health system capacities to pick up traces of the poliovirus is critical. Only three countries remain on the global endemic list – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria – but the threat of poliovirus resurgence remains very real, particularly for countries with a history of importation of poliovirus from these endemic areas.

09 Feb 2018 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 750th meeting held on 6 February 2018, adopted the following decision on the activities of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan:

Council,