• About 2,500 people were assisted to return to Turba village, South Darfur from Shangil Tobay IDP camp, North Darfur.
• People flee East Jebel Marra due to internal fighting within the SPLA-AW and arrive in Otash IDP camp, South Darfur.
• The VRRC replaces HAC in coleading the RRR sector in West Darfur.
• AWD cases continue to decline, according to the Ministry of Health.
• SHF announces US$3 million as the first standard allocation of funds for 2018.
# people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO) 4.8 million
# people in need in Darfur (2017 HNO) 3 million GAM caseload (2017 HNO) 2.2 million
South Sudanese refugees - total (Pre-2013 (Post-2013 (31 Dec 2017) 772,715 352,462) 420,253)
Other refugees and asylum seekers, UNHCR (30 June 2017) 167,784
365 .4 million US$ received in 2017
45.4% funded (FTS, as of 31 Dec 2017)
The government’s Voluntary Return and Resettlement Commission (VRRC)—with the support of a national NGO Manal—has facilitated the return of a group of some 500 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs)—about 2,500 people—to return to their Turba village, near El Malam town in Alwehda locality, in South Darfur. The IDPs had been hosted 40 km away in Shangil Tobay IDP camp, in North Darfur. In December, their leadership had informed a government delegation visiting Shangil Tobay of their interest in returning to their home village, said a report from VRRC.
Also in December, the same government delegation visited Turba village—the return area—and met with local authorities and the neighbouring community, who expressed their willingness to receive the returnees.
The returnees were provided with cereal, blankets, mats, 195 plastic sheets and 90 tents at Turba village. A mission led by the VRRC, supported by the Recovery, Return and Reintegration (RRR) sector, will be conducted soon to assess the conditions of return and to be better informed on Government and communities plans for the area which will ensure the sustainability of the return
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