November 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Commission of Refugees (SCR) said 400 Ethiopian refugees have arrived in the eastern state of Gedaref following ethnic clashes between Amhara and Tigray.
Sudan’s commissioner of refugees Hamad al-Gizouli said the Ethiopian refugees have entered Sudan through Gallabat and Metemma border crossing points between the two countries.
On 24 October 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan was briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, on the current situation regarding sexual violence in Sudan and particularly Darfur.
15 NOVEMBER 2018
8400TH MEETING (AM)
The Security Council today decided to extend until 15 May 2019 the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) ‑ operating in an oil-rich contested area on the border of Sudan and South Sudan ‑ while simultaneously reducing the Mission’s military troops and increasing its police presence.
Lowest new arrivals in 2018 so far, following steady decline since January.
First round of ‘find-and-treat’ nutrition campaign starts in South Kordofan.
Expansion of livelihoods programming for refugees and host communities in White Nile.
TOTAL INTER-AGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED FOR SUDAN UNDER THE REVISED 2018 REGIONAL REFUGEE RESPONSE PLAN (RRRP)
USD 294.8 M Funded 26% 77.1 M
Total number of refugees*: 764,400
Pre-Dec 2013 refugees: 352,212
Total arrivals in 2018: 30,420
Total arrivals in Oct 2018: 721
Post-Dec 2013 refugees: 412,188
Khartoum, 14 November 2018 – Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a three-day subnational immunization days campaign (SNIDs), taking place on 12–14 November 2018, to maintain the country’s polio-free status.
Community leaders in Nyala's Otash camp for displaced people reported that more than 200 people died because of disease and a lack of food in the past three months.
Sheikhs and omdas in Otash camp, South Darfur, conducted a survey which indicated that 284 people, mostly elderly and children, died in the past three months. Results pointed out that causes of death included a deterioration in health and hygiene following the collapse of toilets.
One of the sheikhs told Radio Dabanga that also malnutrition and diseases were reported causes of death.
On 4 November 2018, UNAMID inaugurated five Community Stabilization Projects (CSP) aimed at promoting rule of law, supporting education and empowering at-risk youth in Mournei Locality, West Darfur.
Funded by UNAMID’s Governance and Community Stabilization Section (GCSS), the projects include a formal court house, prosecution office, police station, youth centre and secondary school for girls, in support of the Mission’s on-going stabilization endeavours.
November 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has handed over four sites to the Sudanese government as part of the Mission’s exit strategy from the region.
The Mission on November 1st has withdrawn from the team site at Labado area in East Darfur State. Also, the Mission on 4 November handed over its site at Mukjar area in Central Darfur State to the Sudanese government.
Moreover, the Mission on 8 November handed over the team site at Ambro, North Darfur State to the government in the presence of officials from both sides.
November 9, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Three armed groups in Darfur region extended the unilateral cessation of hostilities for three months, and called for the resumption of talks to reach a political solution to the conflict based on the African Union-brokered roadmap agreement.
The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnwi (SLM-MM) and Sudan Liberation Movement-Transitional Council (SLM-TC) Friday declared "an immediate extension of their unilateral Cessation of Hostilities for Humanitarian Purposes".
November 9 th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a medical convoy to Sudan, on a medical mission of treating 4,000 patients and performing 500 cataract surgeries in El-Obeid, the state of North Kurdufan.
The project is implemented in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, the Ministry of Health's provincial office, and the National Health Insurance Fund.
Rockero, 5 November 2018 – Significant improvements in the security situation in Rockero town, Central Darfur, have paved way for development and created room for the United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to start projects that will benefit the community.
To consolidate the gains of the prevailing peace and stability, UNAMID plans to embark on various projects in the locality. Several assessments have been conducted to establish the community’s priority needs, with the most recent assessment being from 8 to 10 October 2018.
When Khadija Abdulshafi, 55, lost her daughter in 2017, she took charge of raising her five grandchildren in Nertiti IDP camp, Central Darfur State. The youngest was just one month old. Because of the traumatic separation from her mom, the baby girl had trouble feeding, and kept losing weight until she became malnourished.
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SENS was conducted for South Sudanese refugee camps in White Nile State, Sudan to assess the general health and nutrition status of the refugee population, and formulate workable recommendations for appropriate nutritional and public health interventions. Results indicate critical (>15%) global acute malnutrition (GAM) across all camps, with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) above emergency levels (>2%). The findings also point to the wider effects of chronic under-funding for the response, especially for WASH, health and livelihoods assistance.
SENS was conducted for South Sudanese refugees in settlements in South Kordofan State, Sudan to assess the general health and nutrition status of the refugee population, and formulate workable recommendations for appropriate nutritional and public health interventions. Results indicate critical (>15%) global acute malnutrition (GAM), with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) above emergency levels (>2%). The findings also point to the wider effects of chronic under-funding for the response, especially for WASH, health and livelihoods assistance.
Yesterday, during bilateral meetings in Washington, D.C., Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and the Sudanese Foreign Minister Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed discussed the launch of the “Phase II” framework for our bilateral engagement. Phase II is designed to expand our bilateral cooperation, facilitate meaningful reforms to enhance stability in Sudan, and achieve further progress in a number of areas of longstanding concern. The United States welcomes Sudan’s commitment to making progress in key areas.
FACTS & FIGURES
6 million people are at crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity
2 million internally displaced people need humanitarian assistance
930 000 refugees, including 760 000 from South Sudan
2.3 million acutely malnourished children (source: UNICEF/MoH, OCHA, Aug. 2018)
EU humanitarian funding: €23 million in 2018