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Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund Interim Update 2012

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Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) has allocated US $ 76.81 million to 158 projects (170 allocations) across Sudan in 2012 as of 30 November 2012.

The CHF offers rapid and flexible funding to support immediate and high priority humanitarian action. In 2012 the fund continued to support both national and international non-governmental partners. This has ensured strengthened collaboration among partners, as well as supported local capacity building and empowered local response.

In 2012, ongoing and new humanitarian needs in Sudan persist, caused by food insecurity, internal displacement, flooding and limited return movements. Conflict along border areas in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei has increased civilian vulnerability and has led to new displacement. In Darfur, since March 2012, there has been continued inter-tribal clashes, ongoing localized fighting between the Government and the armed movements, and skirmishes between the armed movements and other organized armed groups, which has contributed to new humanitarian needs in the region. The return of people of South Sudanese origin from Sudan to South Sudan continued through the first half of the year, with many people requiring assistance to undertake this journey. Flooding due to heavy seasonal rains has also affected more than 240,000 people across the country.

Significant progress in strengthening the CHF accountability through field level verification and monitoring was made during the year, with 24 per cent of 2012 allocations visited by monitoring teams.

In 2012 the generous support of donors including the Governments of Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain and the Netherlands have enabled the CHF to provide early, predictable funding to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of the people of Sudan.

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