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. The RRF is a USAID/OFDA emergency funding mechanism managed by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), and designed to respond to the life-saving needs of newly displaced populations.
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.
On 22nd May 2016, an IOM supported mobile theater play on the risks of irregular migration called “Boats of Death” was launched at the National Theater for Popular Arts in Khartoum. The play is in line with IOM Sudan’s aim to create wider public awareness on the causes and dangers of irregular migration; and to highlight the ill intent and tactics employed by human traffickers.
IOM enhances social cohesion among returnees and host communities in Al Qoz locality, South Kordofan State
IOM supported the establishment of a community greenhouse that will benefit an estimated 3,000 members in the community of Al Debeibat, in Al Qoz locality in South Kordofan. The area had witnessed an influx of returnees in 2011, when communities that had followed their cattle near Kadugli returned to their areas of origin after conflict erupted. The intervention will both enhance the nutritional and food security profile of local communities, and provide them with an opportunity for income generation through sale of seedlings, products and fertilizers in local markets.
245,000 USD for Emergency WASH Assistance to over 62,000 new Sudanese returnees from Chad to Central Darfur
With the funding support of USAID/OFDA, and managed by International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Rapid Response Fund (RRF), has allocated a new grant of $245,092.15 USD to Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH), to provide emergency Water and Sanitation Health Services assistance to 62,662 vulnerable and underserved new Sudanese returnees from Chad to Um Dukhun locality in Central Darfur.
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.