Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 12 | 14 – 20 March 2016
In this issue HIGHLIGHTS
Increase in arrivals from South Sudan P.1
• An estimated 34,000 South Sudanese from Northern
Response to the needs of Jebel Marra IDPs P.2
Bahr El Ghazal and Warrap
Sudan – South Sudan humanitarian corridor P.4
states have arrived in East
115,000 return to West Darfur in 2015 P.4
Darfur, South Darfur and West Kordofan.
Newly arrived South Sudanese in Khor Omer, East Darfur (UN, 2016)
• About 129,200 IDPs from Jebel Marra have reportedly taken refuge in North, Central and South Darfur, according to aid agencies and authorities. • HAC reports that 13,300 new IDPs from Jebel Marra in Central Darfur are receiving government aid. • WFP has transported 30,373 MT of emergency food and nutrition supplies for over 200,000 people in South Sudan through the humanitarian corridor.
Displaced people in Sudan (as of Dec 2015)
Displaced people in Darfur (as of Dec 2015)
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in Sudan - since 15 Dec 2013 (UNHCR) as of 14 March
Refugees of other nationalities (UNHCR)
68.3 million* US$ received in 2016
* The above amount will be tracked against the 2016 HRP once finalised.
Influx from South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap states Heightened food insecurity and violence in parts of South Sudan have resulted in a new influx of South Sudanese from Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Warrap states and arriving in Sudan’s East Darfur, South Darfur and West Kordofan states. According to aid organisations and government authorities, about 34,000 have arrived since late January.
More than 27,000 South Sudanese arrive in East Darfur In East Darfur, the monitoring and registration committee—consisting of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS), the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), and the national NGOs Mercy Organization and Mubadiroon—report the arrival of an estimated 27,200 South Sudanese since the end of January in the state. The majority of the new arrivals (21,237 people) have settled in Khor Omer camp and are either living with the South Sudanese who have been living there or are taking shelter under trees. Other arrivals have been reported in Assalaya locality (340 people), different villages in Abu Karinka locality (1,380 people), Abu Jabra locality (2,940 people) and Abu Matarig locality (1,315). More South Sudanese are expected to arrive over the coming days. On the side of the United Nations, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) are jointly coordinating the overall response for these new arrivals. Initial response has already started in Khor Omer camp. The World Food Programme (WFP)—through the SRCS—has distributed one-month emergency food rations to 16,240 people and distributions are ongoing for the remaining arrivals. The State Ministry of Health (SMoH) has distributed medicines and has extended the working hours of the local clinic, which will provide three months consultations free of charge. The SMoH and the UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF) have also conducted a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) screening and have distributed nutrition supplements. The Government’s Water and Environmental Sanitation Department (WES) has increased the pumping capacity of existing water sources and SRCS has distributed water containers. Despite this, it is not enough to meet the increasing demands. The international NGO American Refugee Committee (ARC) is building 30 latrines. There is a need for emergency household supplies and solutions are being sought to ensure delivery.
New arrivals in Khor Om