Fifty Seven Flood Affected Families receive Emergency Shelter/Non-Food Items in El Koma Locality, North Darfur
With the generous support of the Government of Canada, IOM Sudan has begun distributing Emergency Shelter/ Non-Food items (ES/NFI) to 57 of the most vulnerable families whose homes have been completely destroyed in the recent heavy rains and flooding in El Koma locality, North Darfur State. Heavy rainfall on June 19th and 20th caused flooding in various areas of El Koma locality and on June 22nd North Darfur’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and the State Ministry of Social Welfare reported damage caused by flooding in El Koma to IOM as part of the Weekly Flood Updates initiative.
On July 14th 2016, the local community of Abu Shouk IDP camp in North Darfur celebrated the official opening of the only Women’s Centre in the camp through a small ceremony organized by the local Women’s Committee. The Centre was established with funding from the Government of Japan and in partnership with the North Darfur State Ministry of Social Affairs. The center has received sewing machines and other materials to support women in generating income, receiving training and promoting their self-reliance.The population in Abu Shouk IDP camp is estimated at over 50,000 people.
Benefiting Pastoralist Communities in South Darfur through Livestock Vaccination and Treatment Campaigns
To support pastoralist livelihoods in South Darfur State, IOM has recently completed four vaccination and treatment campaigns for livestock in four villages in Buram Locality - Hinaiga, Umm Mandoka, Amorgo and Umm Kradis. The campaigns, implemented in June 2016 by local partner Al Radoam Charity Organization in partnership with the Ministry of Animal Resources, reached a total of 22,500 heads of livestock.
The Rapid Response Fund allocates 202,230 USD to provide Emergency Shelters and Non Food Items for over 1,400 vulnerable, conflict-affected Sudanese families in Central Darfur
A new Rapid Response Fund (RRF) grant of 202,230 USD has been allocated to Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH), to provide Emergency Shelters and Non Food Items to over 1,400 vulnerable families who have recently been displaced from Chad to Um Dukhun locality in Central Darfur due to camp closure and relocation.
IOM Sudan, in partnership with the State Ministry of Social Affairs (SMoSA), supported ten women to return to productive life within their communities through in kind business start-up support of around USD 665 per woman. The individual support needed to reintegrate into society was identified after these women, seven of which are heads of households with an average household size of nine members, were interviewed in early April 2016. The women reported having prior experience with sale of items and goods in the market and proactively identified items for sale, such as biscuits, tea or soap, and grains.
Voices from Sudan
"All the children are well and play like the way they used to do before they fell sick." Thanks to USAID/OFDA, the Rapid Response Fund (RRF) managed by IOM, provides emergency health assistance in West Darfur State.
Zakia is 18, She is the only one to earn income in the household. “Through the Women’s Center in Zamzam fully operating, I will be able to sell my products directly and will gain for all the profit”.
Juumia and her four children were among a group of Nigerians referred to IOM by their embassy in Khartoum for assisted return. After 9 months hand to mouth survival, she was referred for assistance in returning back to Nigeria.
Issues in focus
The Rapid Response Fund (RRF) is a funding mechanism supported by USAID/OFDA to provide swift response to emerging critical needs of vulnerable, newly displaced people.
The newly opened Migrant Resource and Response Center (MRRC) in Khartoum on the 15th of December, first of its kind in Sudan, provides migrants with medical assistance, counselling, information on the risks of irregular migration, and facilitates assisted voluntary return and reintegration to countries of origin.
The Conflict that erupted in South Sudan in Decemeber 2013 has contintued throughtout 2015, forcing 198,707 (UNHCR) South Sudanese to flee into Sudan, both increasing the vulnerable mobile population and further straining existing resources.
Having an accurate and timely source of displacement data not only ensures that urgent assistance finds its way to IDPs and affected populations in need, it also informs the strategic allocation of limited resources. In Sudan, the strength of DTM is in its ability to verify new displaced populations within the context of a protracted crisis. In particular, biometric verification of IDPs provides stakeholders with updated information about a camp or site populations and their vulnerabilities as well as identification of new vs. old caseloads.