JAMAM [ACTED News] – ACTED received 457 new arrivals at the transit site in Jamam fleeing the tension in Blue Nile, Sudan, on 6th March. Contingency planning, including ACTED’s construction of the new transit site, ensured that all the new arrivals were immediately accommodated.
On arrival, each family was given nonfood item (NFI) kits including a bucket and jerry can for water collection, a plastic sheet, blanket, sleeping mat, mosquito net, a bar of soap and a kitchen set with pots for cooking. High energy biscuits were also distributed to sustain the refugees until the following day when ACTED was able to distribute a full month’s worth of food rations to each household, from the World Food Programme.
New arrivals continue to cross the border and ACTED remains prepared to assist families with food, NFIs and shelter; with the transit site having the capacity to house 2,500 additional refugees.