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Sudan Situation Report, 23 December 2021 [EN/AR]

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The situation in parts of Darfur and Kordofan regions remains volatile, with an increase in violence since October.

  • The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) will support gaps in health, nutrition and WASH activities in Abu Jubayhah, South Kordofan State.

  • The 2022 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is out.

  • EU donates €10 million to WFP, as the agency faces a funding shortfall of $358 million for the next six months.

  • Children are being forced to work long hours as the economic and humanitarian crisis continues to deteriorate - Save the Children.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Localised conflict between nomads and farmers has increased since October 2021. These disputes and conflicts exacerbate seasonal inter-communal conflict over access to and use of natural resources. The violence has led to the displacement of thousands of people, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) being subject to secondary displacement.

Humanitarian organisations are collating available information to understand the number of people displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance. Insecurity in some affected areas, limited partner capacity on the ground are affecting these efforts.

DARFUR

Localized conflict incidents have been reported in Central, East, North, South and West Darfur states over the past few weeks. The priority needs of the displaced people include protection, shelter and non-food items (S/NFIs), and food assistance. Most of the affected people are yet to receive support either due to continuing insecurity or due to limited humanitarian presence and resources in some parts of the region.

Central Darfur

Sub-national conflict in Azum locality

People who fled their homes in Um Shalaya village (about 15 km south of Azum locality) earlier this month are not able to return to their homes as the security situation remains fluid, with random shootings at night; farm destruction; and fears of attack and robbery.

Raising tensions in Hamidiya IDP camp

On 18 December, unidentified armed people attacked a meeting in Hameedia IDP camp where the sheikh (traditional leader) of the camp and a team from the previous Wali’s office (governor) were discussing the IDPs representation. No major causalities were reported. The situation has calmed down, but the issue of who represents the IDPs has not been resolved.

Pending needs assessment in Bendasi Locality due to security concerns: Following the conflict on 10 December in Bendasi locality, humanitarian partners were planning to carry out a needs assessment in 10 villages affected by the conflict. However, the planned assessment was delayed due to security concerns. Partners are monitoring the situation and once the security situation allows, needs assessment will be conducted. It is estimated that 11,000 people fled to Wadi Saleh and Bendasi town and some crossed the border to Chad.

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