Jebel Marra Crisis Fact Sheet Issue 8 | 1 October 2016
• Between 160,000 and 195,000 civilians have reportedly been displaced from the Jebel Marra area in Darfur since mid-January as a result of hostilities between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Abdul Wahid faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA/AW). This includes over 80,000 people who have been registered, verified or assisted.
• Central Darfur hosts the majority of the reported internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Jebel Marra, while North Darfur has the highest number of registered or assisted new IDPs.
• Humanitarian actors continue to assess needs and provide assistance and basic services across all sectors to thousands of IDPs, returnees and other communities affected by the Jebel Marra hostilities in parts of Central, North and South Darfur (see p.3).
• Humanitarian actors have been unable to assess and respond fully to the needs of an estimated 50,000 - 85,000 people in different parts of Jebel Marra who have been reportedly displaced as a result of hostilities. The UN is extremely concerned about the plight of these civilians. Humanitarian partners continue to engage with government actors to advocate for access to assess needs and assist people in areas that have been inaccessible for at least four years, including inner Jebel Marra.
• A joint UN and Government scoping mission took place to Golo, Central Darfur in early August (see p.4).
• The Government has reported that 53,000 people have returned to parts of Central Darfur; these returns are unverified.
• Due to unforeseen humanitarian needs triggered by the crisis, the UN and partners have diverted significant funding and resources from existing projects to respond to new needs (see p.3).