• Many Jebel Marra IDPs in Central Darfur State need winter supplies, according to the national NGOs Labena and Sanad Charity Foundation.
• About 12,000 returnees in Kutum locality (North Darfur) need more assistance.
• MoU on the delivery of aid to South Sudan through Sudan has been extended for another six months.
• As of the end of 2016, the health sector requirements for the year were only 44% funded against the 2016 Sudan HRP.
FIGURES 2016 HRP
# people in need in Sudan (2016 HNO) 5.8 million
# people in need in Darfur (2016 HNO) 3.3 million
GAM caseload 2.1 million
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in Sudan - since 15 Dec 2013 (registered by UNHCR) - as of 15 Nov 2016 263,245
Refugees of other nationalities (registered by UNHCR) - as of 31 Oct 2016 140,626
557.6 million US$ received in 2016
57% Reported funding (as of 8 January 2017)
IDPs in Jebel Marra need winter supplies
Many internally displaced persons (IDPs) who fled their homes in Jebel Marra in 2016 and are currently taking refuge in various locations in Central Darfur State need winter supplies, according to the national NGOs (NNGOs) Labena and Sanad Charity Foundation (SCF). With temperatures dropping to 7-8 degrees Celsius or lower at night, many Jebel Marra IDPs need appropriate shelter and winter household supplies— including blankets and warm clothes—as they left their homes with almost nothing, the two NNGOs report. The displaced people also reportedly said they need fuel for heating and cooking, as firewood collection outside camps in some areas poses protection risks.
The international NGO Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is carrying out assessments in IDP camps and gathering areas in Zalingei, Nertiti and Guldo to identify the needs and the number of people in need of winter shelter and essential household supplies.
According to the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in Central Darfur, there are an estimated 10,000 IDPs from Jebel Marra in Golo and 4,200 Jebel Marra IDPs in Fanga Suk. In addition, HAC and humanitarian partners estimate 10,500 Jebel Marra IDPs in Guldo.
The most recent Jebel Marra Crisis Fact Sheet produced by OCHA based on information from partners indicates that in 2016 more than 80,000 people were reportedly displaced in the Central Darfur area of Jebel Marra. The majority have not yet been veified.
A joint mission by the government and humanitarian partners to Golo from 8-13 December 2016 recommended the registration of IDPs and returnees in Golo town and surrounding villages to provide accurate figures to determine the response. It also recommended the assessment and registration of vulnerable groups that need to be supported with emergency shelter and household supplies. In addition, there needs to be targeted distribution of emergency shelter and household supplies to new IDPs who are reportedly still arriving in Golo from villages south of Golo, according to the mission report.
Aid organisations have already provided 5,000 families (25,000 people) in Fanga Suk and 3,000 families (15,000 people) in Nertiti with emergency shelter and household supplies following verification by the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS). In addition, the NNGO Labena provided blankets and some other household supplies to 1,500 newly displaced families (7,500 people) in parts of Central Darfur in late September ahead of the winter season. The NNGO Sanad Charity Foundation also provided 1,000 displaced families (an estimated 5,000 people) from Jebel Marra in Zalingei with cooking sets in October.
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