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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) - 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.

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:

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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.

07 Feb 2018 description

Project Proposal Deadline: 18 February 2018 midnight, Sudan

Introduction/Humanitarian Situation

This strategy paper outlines the objectives of and criteria for the second standard allocation of the Sudan Humanitarian Fund for 2018, for an amount totaling US$20.3 million.

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.

29 Jan 2018 description
  • Total number of refugees* 770,110

  • Pre-Dec 2013 refugees 352,462

  • Post-Dec 2013 refugees 417,648

  • Total arrivals in 2018 3,064

  • Total arrivals in Jan 2018 3,064

  • Offcial population statistics now include South Sudanese living in Sudan prior to December 2013, when conflict broke out in South Sudan. This population group is now considered refugees.
    Additional sources estimate a total of 1.3 million South Sudanese refugees in Sudan; however, data requires verification.

29 Jan 2018 description

Rate of new arrivals increasing in January so far.

Progress made on individual registration completed for North Darfur, and key settlements in East Darfur and South Kordofan.

WASH and Health partners needed in South Darfur to support coverage of services for growing population.

3,064 New arrivals from 1-15 January 2018

195,599 Total new arrivals in 2017

770,110 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan (*Additional sources estimate that there are 1.3 million South Sudanese refugees in Sudan; however, data requires verification.)

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.

25 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoS declares 17 of Sudan’s 18 states AWD-free

  • 1,500 Sudanese refugees return from CAR to areas of origin in Darfur, according to UNHCR

  • FEWS NET reports atypical increases in staple food prices

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In addition to the response to the protracted humanitarian situation, caused by armed conflict, floods and epidemics, UNICEF responded in 2017 mainly to three new emergencies related to the high rates of malnutrition in newly accessible areas, the Acute Watery Diarrhoea outbreak and the high influx of South Sudanese refugees. Also, the year marked a huge step forward in protecting children from violations in armed conflict by implementing the Action Plan signed between UN and the government.

15 Jan 2018 description
  • Over 3,700 new refugee arrivals fled to Sudan through South Darfur, South and West Kordofan and White Nile states.

  • Revised refugee figures for North Darfur, South and West Kordofan following completion of individual (biometric) registration.

  • Lack of laboratory services is ongoing gap for health response.

Key Developments

15 Jan 2018 description
  • Total number of refugees* **772,715**
  • Pre-Dec 2013 refugees **352,462**
  • Post-Dec 2013 refugees **420,253**
  • Total arrivals in 2017 **195,599**
  • Total arrivals in Dec 2017 **3,738**

* Official population statistics now include South Sudanese living in Sudan prior to December 2013, when conflict broke out in South Sudan. This population group is now considered refugees. Additional sources estimate a total of 1.3 million South Sudanese refugees in Sudan; however, data requires verification

04 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 4.8 million

Total children (<18) in need: 2.3 million

Total people to be reached: 4.06 million

Total children to be reached: 2.11 million

01 Jan 2018 description

Sorghum and millet prices increase significantly during main season harvests

KEY MESSAGES

27 Dec 2017 description

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) will contribute £32.5 million in support of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) operations in Sudan over the next two years.

WFP and DFID have signed a multi-year funding arrangement that will enable WFP to continue to support internally displaced people in Darfur who have not had regular access to food for many years. DFID support will also provide WFP food assistance to refugees from South Sudan who reside in Sudan.

24 Dec 2017 description

Khartoum, Sudan, 21 December 2017 - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today welcomed a multi-year contribution of £7.5 million (approximately US$9.9 million) spread over three years from the Government of the United Kingdom to respond to the critical needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan, and those anticipated to arrive between 2018 and 2020.