• About 2,500 people were assisted to return to Turba village, South Darfur from Shangil Tobay IDP camp, North Darfur.
• People flee East Jebel Marra due to internal fighting within the SPLA-AW and arrive in Otash IDP camp, South Darfur.
• The VRRC replaces HAC in coleading the RRR sector in West Darfur.
• AWD cases continue to decline, according to the Ministry of Health.
• SHF announces US$3 million as the first standard allocation of funds for 2018.
A real surprise greeted children attending the Um Algean school in a small mountain village of Nertiti in Darfur at the beginning of the school year. After years in temporary spaces, the old straw and clay had been replaced by eight spanking new classrooms, complete with chalk boards, chairs and desks, boy and girl latrines, and drinking water.
I. Allocation Overview
Project Proposal Deadline: (Tuesday 23 January 2018, Sudan, 12:00am)
A) Introduction / Humanitarian situation
This strategy paper is for a total of USD 3 million focusing on refugees in White Nile state (USD 1.5 million) and prevention of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) outbreaks West Kordofan, Red Sea, and White Nile (USD 1.5 million).
About 1,500 people returned to their home villages in Dafag, ending 10 years of asylum in CAR - UNHCR
As of 31 December 2017, the HRP funding level stood at 45.4 per cent of the US$804 million budgeted.
MSF-Spain to phase out of Sortony, North Darfur, due to the improved health situation in the area.
Plan International WASH interventions in two IDP camps in North Darfur to end in February 2018.
UK contributes over £71.5 million towards aid operations in Sudan.
- Sudan Federal Ministry of Health reports an increase in the number of dengue fever cases across the country.
- Some 1,500 Sudanese refugees set to voluntarily return to South Darfur from the Central African Republic.
- Poor health, water and sanitation conditions reported in Foro Baranga locality, West Darfur.
- South Sudanese refugee number amended upwards to include pre-December 2013 figure.
A contribution from the United Kingdom to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund helps keep the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in operation and helps meet the needs of people affected by conflict, disease outbreaks and refugees fleeing the crisis in South Sudan.
Khartoum, 20 December 2017. A new £31.5 million multi-year contribution from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) is helping the humanitarian community in Sudan provide life-saving support to millions in need of assistance.
- WFP aid convoy from El Obeid reaches Aweil in South Sudan bringing food for 30,000 people.
- In Sudan, malaria cases have fallen since a spike of 1.2 million in 2014 to nearly 900,000 this year.
- Food security improves throughout most of the country, due to good harvests, FEWS NET.
- In East Jebel Marra locality, about 4,000 children under five receive routine vaccines.
- UN SC Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict commends government efforts to ensure no child is recruited in the armed forces.
The purpose of the Programme Manual for the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is to provide partners with information for good programming based on IASC guidance as well as to define minimum programmatic requirements for SHF projects. Guidance specific to the context in Sudan is included when available. All partners are expected to work within the HCT Minimum Operating Standards.
Specific strategic orientations or additional programmatic requirements may be specified in any allocation paper.
2 2018 Positioning paper
• About 10,000 people need assistance in Dilling locality, South Kordofan.
• Humanitarian corridor Sudan to South Sudan eases food aid to 97,000.
• First official national antitrafficking plan launched by the Government.
• Over 200 Syrian and Yemeni refugees in Khartoum received livelihood training.
• SHF donors travel to Nertiti, in newly opened Jebel Marra.
# people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO): 4.8 million
# people in need in Darfur (2017 HNO): 3 million
• Sudanese refugee leaders visit their home villages for the first time in a decade.
• Above-average rains from August to October have lifted prospects for the 2017 cereal harvest, reports FEWS NET.
• AWD cases declining with only 50 new cases and one related death reported between 29 October and 4 November.
• Aid organisations assist some 163,000 vulnerable people in the Abyei Area.
• EU donates €106 million (about US$ 123 million) for humanitarian and development aid in Sudan.
Tarig Adam, stationed in West Darfur, plays a key role in ensuring aid organizations can identify and support people in need across Darfur.
• AWD cases in Sudan have come down during the past weeks, however, response must continue until no cases are reported for three consecutive weeks nationwide.
• An estimated 185,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in 2017.
• WFP distributed food to 66,200 people in need of assistance in Golo town.
• WHO provided medicine to Golo hospital to cover health needs in the Jebel Marra area for three months.
• More model villages will be built in Darfur in 2018 with funding from Saudi Arabia.
• UN Country Team welcomes the lifting of US economic sanctions against Sudan.
• In West Darfur, over 13,000 return to their home areas in Sirba and Kulbus localities.
• October harvests will maintain or improve acute food insecurity to Minimal or Stressed levels between October 2017 and January 2018 - FEWS NET.
• AWD cases have reached over 35,000—including 800 related deaths.
No. people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO) - 4.8 million
• 105,000 people in Deribat (East Jebel Marra) are in need of humanitarian assistance.
• AWD cases have nearly reached 34,000—including 774 related deaths—across 18 states in the country since August 2016.
• The 2017 HRP is only 38% funded, affecting humanitarian operations and the lives of people in need.
• Over 461,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan since midDecember 2013.
105,000 people in the Deribat area, East Jebel Marra locality, need assistance
Heavy rain and flooding since early June have affected over 99,000 people and destroyed over 19,000 houses in many parts of Sudan, according to the Government of Sudan and partners. The most affected states are White Nile, South Darfur, North Kordofan, Al Gezira, Sennar, West Darfur and Kassala.
The 2017 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) partners are requesting US$804 million to assist 4 million people in need across the country. As of 24 September 2017, HRP 2017 partners received $304 million – representing only 38% of the total amount. This low funding is set to have an immediate and dire impact on the lives and well-being of thousands of people humanitarian partners are serving in Sudan.
The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) receives contributions from donors – mainly governments – into a single fund, with the aspiration of reaching 15 percent of the total humanitarian funding requirements in Sudan. The money is used for humanitarian operations on a rolling basis through regular allocation rounds or is set aside for future response to in–country emergencies.