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14 May 2018 description
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(Khartoum, 14 May 2018): At the end of a three-day mission to Sudan, United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock today urged the international community to step up support to the humanitarian response to 7.1 million vulnerable people and invest in the country’s social-economic development. He stressed that unimpeded and sustained humanitarian access to people in need across Sudan is critical for the delivery of relief.

10 May 2018 description
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In countries across the globe from Afghanistan to Colombia to India to Mali to Turkey to Yemen and on, students, teachers, and educational facilities are under siege. Targeted killings, rape, abduction, child recruitment, intimidation, threats, military occupation, and destruction of property are just some of the ways in which education is being attacked.

03 May 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• New cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) were reported in Central Darfur State.
• Some 2,280 new IDP families have arrived in North Jebel Marra locality, fleeing conflict.
• Fuel shortages are affecting response logistics and slowing down humanitarian assistance.
• SHF allocates $20 million to 45 projects in Darfur, Kassala, West Kordofan and Abyei • Over 10,000 South Sudanese families living in ‘open areas’ in Khartoum received NFIs.

In this issue

26 Apr 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 14 April, the first group of Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad returned home to North Darfur in Sudan.

  • Over 3,000 children from Jebel Marra assisted to take Grade 8 examinations.

  • The UN commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 4 April.

  • The latest FPMA Bulletin by FAO reports that prices of wheat, mainly consumed in urban areas, declined in the capital, Khartoum, by more than 20 per cent in March with the ongoing harvest.

10 Apr 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The government’s Strategic Reserve Corporation has prepositioned 160,151 metric tons (MT) of sorghum in Kassala and North Darfur.

  • A joint mission to Otash IDP camp in South Darfur assessed the needs of some 1,200 IDPs from East Jebel Marra.

  • UNHCR and COR have distributed non-food items to over 6,300 South Sudanese refugee families in Khartoum.

  • Japan donates $1.2 million to assist returnees, South Sudanese refugees, IDPs and host communities.

FIGURES 2018

29 Mar 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • AWD cases decline in Central Darfur as aid organizations respond to the situation.

  • Some parts of the country will face increasing food insecurity through September 2018 – FEWS NET.

  • Government authorities granted permission for the extension of refugee camps in White Nile and East Darfur states.

  • At least 105.7 sq km of land and 37,898 km of roads have been cleared in Sudan of various types of landmines and unexploded ordinances – UNMAS.

02 Mar 2018 description
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Key figures:

165,478 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

341,534 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - 2017)

48,485 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

5,258 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

189 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

969 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

1,334 vulnerable refugees and asylumseekers evacuated since November 2017

Funding

USD 85 M required for 2018

01 Mar 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • FAO held its 30th Regional Conference for Africa between 19-23 February in Khartoum.

  • Ending hunger can be achieved by scaling up efforts and fostering partnership towards resource mobilization - FAO.

  • Prices of main staples rose sharply in Sudan for the third consecutive month in January, despite the recently completed main season harvest - FAO FPMA Bulletin.

  • MC Scotland brings safe water and sanitation to 40,000 people in East Jebel Marra using solar panels with SHF support.

15 Feb 2018 description
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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.

08 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council
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Letter dated 28 December 2017 from the Panel of Experts on the Sudan established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) addressed to the President of the Security Council

The Panel of Experts on the Sudan established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) has the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution 2340 (2017), the final report on its work.

01 Feb 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHAS scheduled to resume regular flights to South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

  • With UN Darfur Fund support, 30 health facilities in Darfur will be rehabilitated, improving health care services to more than 3 million people.

  • In 2017, almost 520,000 children in Sudan received their first measles vaccination.

  • MSF-Switzerland MUAC screening in Kario site indicates malnutrition rates well below global thresholds.

  • Some 3,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan during 1-15 January.

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
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UNICEF seeks $3.6 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in catastrophic humanitarian crises

  • 117 million people living through conflict and disaster lack access to safe water
  • 84 per cent of appeal for children in countries affected by violence and conflict.

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 30 January 2018 – UNICEF appealed today for $3.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 48 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 51 countries in 2018.

26 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Sudan’s human rights record continued to be defined by government repression and violations of basic civil and political rights, restriction of religious freedoms, and disregard for obligations on civilian protection under international humanitarian law.

22 Jan 2018 description
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January 21st, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) relief team in South Sudan has completed the distribution of 187 tons of food supplies to 8,000 victims of famine in the Unity State. The $300,000 project was conducted in partnership with Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

17 Jan 2018 description
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January 17th, 2017 ― Doha: In response to the alarming humanitarian situation in South Sudan, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched a relief intervention to help the victims of famine in the war-torn country, at a total cost of $300,000.

Co-implemented by Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) and the World Food Programme (WFP), the programme involves delivering 187 tons of popular food items like maize, cereals, and vegetable oil.

The food supplies were procured from neighboring countries and stored at WFP's warehouses, in coordination with local authorities.