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Sudan OCHA bulletin 19: Funding constraints end aid operations

May 15 - 2015 DARFUR

In this week’s humanitarian bulletin of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), relief organisations report that a continual decrease in humanitarian funding to Sudan has taken its toll on aid partners throughout the country, forcing some to pull out of operations that currently provide critical services for thousands of vulnerable displaced people and children.

Primary health centres in West Darfur plan to close, and two national partners phase out of South Kordofan nutrition projects.

The Sudan 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) was officially launched at a press conference on 5 May 2015, OCHA reports. Developed by the UN and partners, in consultation with the Sudanese government, the HRP calls for just over US$ 1 billion to target the 5.4 million people with the highest prioritised humanitarian needs across the country.

On 10 May, an inter-agency team visited Hassahissa camp in Zalingei, Central Darfur. They assessed the needs of the 344 new arrivals whose villages were burnt down by militia groups in January and February 2015. Of the new arrivals, 290 had come from Fanga in East Jebel Marra, and 54 from Donki Baashim in Kutum locality, North Darfur. The new arrivals bring the total number of arrivals to Hassahissa since March 2015 to 804 people.

Read the full report here

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