• Over 110,000 IDPs from Jebel Marra have been reported in North, Central and South Darfur.
• About 60% of the displaced people from Jebel Marra in North Darfur have taken refuge near the UNAMID team site in Sortony.
• Driven by food shortages in South Sudan, the number of South Sudanese who arrived in Khor Omer camp in East Darfur has reached to about 18,000 by 13 March.
• UNEP is promoting early recovery to encourage cooperation over natural resources and improve lives of people affected by conflict.
FIGURES 2015 HRP
Displaced people in Sudan (as of Dec 2015) - 3.2 million
Displaced people in Darfur (as of Dec 2015) - 2.66 million
GAM burden - 2 million
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in Sudan - since 15 Dec 2013 (UNHCR) - 173,834
Refugees of other nationalities (UNHCR) - 173,441
56.3 million* US$ received in 2016
- The above amount will be tracked against the 2016 HRP once finalised.
Aid agencies provide assistance to new IDPs from Jebel Marra, challenges remain
Almost two months after the latest bout of hostilities started in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area, people continue to flee their homes and seek shelter and assistance in several locations in North, Central and South Darfur states. As of 13 March, the total number of reported new internally displaced persons (IDP) is 110,273 people, which is about 7,500 more compared to the figure reported on 6 March. About 95 per cent of the new IDPs (close to 105,000 people) are in North Darfur State (see details in the table below). There are also 4,000 newly displaced people reported in Central Darfur and another 1,390 displaced people in South Darfur. Of all the reported new IDPs, about 65,800 have been registered and verified so far in Sortony and Tawilla. The final verified figures are likely to differ from the reported ones after the registration and verification exercises are finalised.
Aid organisations continue to deliver humanitarian assistance to displaced people in accessible areas, mainly in North Darfur. By 13 March, more than 96,000 newly displaced people received emergency food and other forms of assistance. There are also unconfirmed reports of up to an additional 80,000 IDPs in Central Darfur as a result of the Jebel Marra conflict. The UN and partners have been unable to verify this reported displacement due to lack of access despite several requests. For more information on needs, response and gaps please refer to the latest Jebel Marra Fact Sheet.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.