Home | News    Friday 28 October 2016

Humanitarian response for S. Sudan refugees in E. Darfur continues

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

October 28, 2016 (KHARTOUM- Since January, nearly 55,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan’s East Darfur having fled from the ongoing conflict and food insecurity, aid agencies said.

JPEG - 69.3 kb
Thousands fleeing their home towns in South Sudan (AFP photo)

The latest figure, they revealed, represents 60 per cent of the total 90,516 refugees who have arrived from South Sudan since January this year.

The refugees are scattered across the state, with many seeking livelihood opportunities in rural areas, various agencies said.

“The humanitarian response continues. A new refugee camp in Kario has been established, with over 3,700 refugees recently relocated from the Khor Omer camp,” partly reads a report from agencies.

It further stated that chlorinated water is being trucked to sites at 50,000 litres per day. No overcrowding is noticeable at water points.

Also, about 100 household latrines are reportedly under construction, in addition to 275 which have already been constructed.

According to the report, the United Methodist Committee on Relief has provided 2,191 shelters, and the remaining needs will be covered by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

Meanwhile, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and partners are reportedly working to support displaced children with a focus on unaccompanied and separated children, and 700 refugee children have already been provided with psychosocial support.

RELOCATION TO AL NIMIR

According to aid agencies, support for South Sudanese refugees from Raja county, currently residing in El Ferdous has been approved via a US$ 2.6 million allocation from the Sudan Humanitarian Fund.

This funding will reportedly support the urgent needs of an estimated 10,000 refugees who will be settled to a new site in Al Nimir, with planned activities such as site development, construction of a reception centre in El Ferdous town for new arrivals, and critical lifesaving assistance such as emergency shelter, health services, nutrition interventions, child protection, water and sanitation.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The Position of the SPLM-N on Relief Delivery Same Wine, Old Bottles! 2018-02-18 06:50:42 By Elwathig Kameir On January 19, 2017, I published an article titled “Armed Struggle and Civil Resistance in Sudan: Catch 22,” from which I quote the following opening paragraphs (from i to iii): (...)

Without meaningful change Sudan will descend into chaos 2018-02-16 11:14:31 Economic failures, armed conflicts, and power struggles within the regime have pushed Sudan towards a tipping point By Ahmed H Adam Sudan's political crisis has reached its worst since the coup (...)

What to do with Salah? 2018-02-14 05:39:22 By Magdi El Gizouli In a flattering piece from 1973 the New York Times picked up one of Jafaar Nimayri’s nicknames. Sudan's president from 1969 to 1985 was known as “Sartana”, the hero of a series (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Petition for release of Agou John Wuoi from prison 2018-02-15 20:45:31 Open letter to South Sudan President Salva Kiir Your Excellency, Kindly please permit me to take this rare opportunity to appreciate you for every effort you have made toward making South Sudan (...)

AUHIP Communiqué on Sudan & SPLM-N talks for cessation of hostilities agreement 2018-02-05 13:04:16 African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan Joint Statement on Unilateral Ceasefire, Cessation of Hostilities and Completion of Negotiations 1) With the facilitation (...)

South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees 2017-12-10 07:50:31 THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017: SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.