New arrivals into eastern Sudan: There was a slight decline in the number of Qemant asylum seekers crossing into eastern Sudan compared to last week with some 102 new arrivals recorded during the reporting period. This brings the total number of Qemant asylum seekers to 2,093 since the influx began in July. UNHCR is providing protection and assistance to this group in close coordination with partners. Plans to relocate them from the first hosting site in Basinga to a more suitable temporary facility in Basunda town are ongoing. 26 Ethiopian new arrivals were reported in Hamdayet Transit Centre – an increase of 16 individuals from the previous reporting period, bringing the total to 5,928 individuals. UNHCR and partners continue to provide life-saving assistance to this group, including safe and clean drinking water, hot meals, medical assistance, and core-relief items such as blankets, sleeping mats and mosquito nets. Protection desks in Hamdayet are operational with UNHCR staff carrying out weekly visits to identify and refer vulnerable individuals to appropriate services.