Aid organisations are scaling up assistance to thousands of people in need in Golo town in Jebel Marra.
About 4,000 people in Golo are in need of shelter and essential household supplies, according to DRC.
About 118,000 people returned to various locations in West Darfur between 2013 and 2016, according to IOM.
Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocates US$21 million for humanitarian interventions in 2017.
FIGURES 2016 HRP
# people in need in Sudan (2016 HNO) 5.8 million
# people in need in Darfur (2016 HNO) 3.3 million
GAM caseload 2.1 million
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in Sudan - since 15 Dec 2013 (registered by UNHCR) - as of 10 Feb 2017 305,000
Refugees of other nationalities (registered by UNHCR) - as of 31 Oct 2016 140,626
555.3 million US$ received in 2016
57% Reported funding (as of 26 February 2017)
Assistance to people in need in Golo, Jebel Marra
Humanitarian aid organisations are providing relief assistance to thousands of people in need in Golo town, Central/North Jebel Marra (formerly Rokoro) locality in Central Darfur. Conflict in the Jebel Marra area in 2016 led to displacement of almost 100,000 people, some of whom are starting to return to their areas of origin. Between 8 and 20 March, the World Food Programme (WFP) plans to distribute one-month food rations (230 metric tons) to 25,564 IDPs and returnees in Golo town.
Shelter, household and agricultural supplies
The international NGO Danish Refugee Council (DRC) assessed emergency shelter and essential household supplies needs and identified that 4,000 people (800 families) are in need of assistance. With funding from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), DRC will start distributions of supplies soon. DRC has already distributed agricultural supplies to 250 returnee families who have access to land and is rehabilitating a water point in Golo town. The NGO plans to start a food voucher system for 600 vulnerable IDP families—to be implemented after the WFP food distributions. DRC will also provide education assistance.
Classrooms and benches for over 3,000 students
The UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF) has provided classroom seating for 3,000 students in five schools, while the State Ministry of Education (SMoE) has provided seating for an additional three schools. In addition, 16 classrooms have been rehabilitated in two schools in town and the SMoE has provided WFP a list of schools where school feeding programmes are needed. In addition, UNICEF trained 100 basic-school teachers on Education in Emergencies (EiE) and 70 parent teacher associations (PTAs) on school management.
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