• Almost 185,000 South Sudanese arrived in Sudan in the past two years, of whom 67 per cent received humanitarian aid.
• 3,000 South Sudanese families in Khartoum received emergency shelter and household supplies for the winter season.
• A total of 538 suspected dengue fever cases, including 104 deaths, have been reported in Sudan, according to the MoH.
• More people will require humanitarian assistance during the lean season this year mainly due to lower than average crop harvests.
FIGURES 2015 HRP
Displaced people in Sudan (as of Dec 2014) 3.1 million
Displaced people in Darfur (as of Dec 2014) (in 2015) 2.5 million 233,000
GAM burden 2 million
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in Sudan - since 15 Dec 2013 (UNHCR) 184,668
Refugees of other nationalities (UNHCR) 173,441
1.04 billion requested in 2015 (US$) 57%* reported funding
*2015 HRP has been extended as the 2016 HRP is being finalised.
Over the past two years, almost 185,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan
For the past two years South Sudanese refugees have been arriving in Sudan fleeing fighting that broke out in their country mid-December 2013. As of 23 December, the number of refugees in Sudan stands at 184,668—of whom 124,300 refugees or 67 per cent have received some form of humanitarian assistance—according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). There has been a decrease in the number of refugees by 14,073 since last reported, mainly due to a recent verification exercise done by the World Food Programme (WFP) in South and West Kordofan states in mid-December. The decrease was mostly in West Kordofan’s Kharasana area.
South Sudanese refugees continue to receive assistance
In South Kordofan, the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) distributed 1,046 emergency shelter and household kits to South Sudanese refugees in El Leri locality. The national NGO Labena will distribute 1,400 hygiene kits to women who have arrived in El Leri and Abu Jubaiha localities. In White Nile State, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA)— in collaboration with the SMoH and SRCS—distributed 750 hygiene and sanitation kits to new arrivals over the past six months.
An inter-agency team visited El Jabalain and El Salaam localities in White Nile State on 15 December. The team observed that in Al Alagaya site the shelters were inadequate and do not provide enough space for cooking. This, combined with the lack of ventilation, could worsen living conditions during the hotter seasons. The plastic sheeting currently used is worn out and more blankets are needed during the current cold weather conditions. A joint assessment to determine what would be needed to address these concerns is being planned to determine the exact shelter needs at the refugee sites.
Water and sanitation services continue to be a major issue at sites in the state with most of them providing water services below the UNHCR post-emergency standard of 20 litres per person per day. The international NGO Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) in collaboration with UNHCR through the national NGO Sub-Saharan International Development Organization (SIDO) cleaned a total of 110 pit latrines and completed the rehabilitation of 57 latrines in Al Alagaya and Dabat Bosin sites. The construction of 300 latrines started in El Redis I, 150 in Jouri and another 150 in Al Alagaya. These latrines are expected to be completed within the month.
In West Kordofan’s Kharasana area, only two bladders are available—each with a capacity of 20,000 litres—serving 3,882 refugees at the site. This capacity is not sufficient to meet the standard requirements of the refugees. The national NGO Voluntary Humanitarian Assistance Programme (ASSIST) has been supplementing water services by trucking in 120,000 litres of water daily. In Khartoum State, an estimated 3,000 South Sudanese families (about 15,000 people) in open areas in Haj Yousif area received emergency shelter and household supplies for the winter season
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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