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Darfur Humanitarian Emergency

Security

  • The USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (USAID/DART) reports that insecurity continues to hinder the ability of relief organizations to provide humanitarian assistance, even in areas of the relatively safer state of West Darfur. The Jebel Moon region, east of the Kulbus Corridor in West Darfur, remains a “no go” area where only the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has resumed operations. IDPs arriving in Abu Surug have reported attacks from Arab militias on the towns of Bir Saliba and Gulu, currently “no go” areas for U.N. agencies.
  • According to the USAID/DART, relief agencies have reported an increase in acts of looting, violence, and intimidation by Arab tribes surrounding non-Arab villages and IDP settlements located predominantly in the Habillah administrative unit, West Darfur.
  • MedAir and ICRC have reported that at least 850 IDPs have recently arrived in Rijil Mur, 12 km west of Abu Saruj, West Darfur, although the U.N. has yet to verify these figures. OCHA reports that increasing needs may soon surpass ICRC’s capacity to respond.
  • According to the U.N. December 28 Sudan Situation Report, twelve national staff of Médecins Sans Frontières/Holland (MSF/H) remain missing since the December 17 Government of Sudan (GOS) attack on Labado, South Darfur, that killed one MSF/H national staff member.
  • The U.N. continues to receive reports of attacks on civilians in the Marla region of South Darfur. In several instances, victims cited GOS forces as the perpetrators.

Food Assistance

  • On December 28, WFP announced it had suspended three overland relief convoys after Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) and GOS forces clashed in Ghubaysh, West Khordofan, blocking overland access between central Sudan and Darfur. However, on December 29, WFP indicated to the USAID/DART that an alternate route had been found, enabling WFP trucks to bypass West Khordofan to reach beneficiaries in North and South Darfur.
  • As of December 27, WFP had dispatched 21,787 metric tons of food to more than 1.2 million beneficiaries, representing 60 percent of planned December targets. WFP projects no more than 70 percent of planned dispatches will be reached this month. Insecurity continues to hinder the delivery of assistance to 265,000 people in ten locations in South Darfur and three in West Darfur. In particular, insecurity in Western Jebel Marra has prevented the arrival of food since October.
  • Pending improvements in security, WFP anticipates that the arrival of 200 long-haul trucks to Obeid in January 2005 will greatly increase WFP’s logistics capacity in Darfur.
  • The SLM/A has yet to release 11 commercial trucks impounded on December 8 and 17 in Muhajiria, South Darfur. According to WFP, all trucks belonged to the same contractor and were loaded with WFP food commodities destined for warehouses in Nyala, South Darfur. Two other transport companies have since reported that four additional trucks were detained on a December 7 trip from Nyala to Ed Daien. According to the U.N., unconfirmed reports indicate that some of the impounded trucks have been re-painted and are being used for military purposes.

Health

  • Due to reports of increasing polio cases in Darfur and other areas of Sudan, WHO has mobilized its top polio experts for Sudan to work with WHO staff and the GOS Ministry of Health to launch a series of additional National Immunization Days (NIDs) to endeavor to extend coverage in Darfur. The next NIDs are scheduled for January 10 to 12. To date there have been 95 cases of polio reported in Sudan, of which 13 have been located in Darfur.

Humanitarian Assistance

  • The U.N. reports that, although much of the Mellit-Malha area has not received assistance since insecurity led Save the Children/U.K. to depart in September 2004, Mellit town is now receiving food and health services. ICRC has completed a food and nutrition assessment, and planning meetings are scheduled to determine what agencies can fill gaps, particularly in health care.
  • At the December 13 interagency meeting in Khartoum, OCHA briefed relief agencies and donors on the status of the OCHA-led camp coordination effort. According to the USAID/DART, to date OCHA has determined that 40 IDP gatherings require relief coordination. OCHA has identified agencies to assume a leading role at 33 of the gatherings but continues to solicit assistance for the remaining 7 sites. Donors are scheduled to discuss funding at an upcoming meeting in Khartoum.

U.N. Humanitarian Profile

  • On December 23, the Office of the U.N. Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan released Darfur Humanitarian Profile #9, dated December 1, 2004. The report provides an overview of the humanitarian situation in Darfur during the month of November.
  • According to the report, an estimated 2.19 million people, including 1.66 million IDPs and 530,000 host community residents, have been affected by the conflict. Compared to October, the total affected population has decreased by 89,000 due to improved registration of residents.
  • As of December 1, approximately 61 percent of the conflict-affected population had received food assistance and 68 percent of IDPS had received shelter items and other emergency relief supplies. In addition, 46 percent of the conflict-affected population had access to clean water and 52 percent of IDPs had been covered by sanitation interventions. The U.N. also reported that 64 percent of the conflict-affected population had access to primary health care facilities.
  • According to the U.N., the deteriorating security situation throughout Darfur is the greatest constraint to humanitarian operations. Despite ceasefire agreements and international pressure, violations continue and are increasing. Civilians continue to be exposed to violence in their daily activities, and the level of harassment, detentions, and other security incidents involving relief workers have significantly risen since September.

U.S. GOVERNMENT HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO DARFUR EMERGENCY IN FY 2004
As of December 30, 2004

Implementing
Partner
Activity Location  Amount 
DARFUR, SUDAN
USAID/OFDA ASSISTANCE
ARC Health, Water/Sanitation South and West Darfur $1,647,414
ACF Food Security/Agriculture, Nutrition, Water/Sanitation South Darfur $1,500,000
CRS Food Security/Agriculture, Health, Shelter, Water/Sanitation South and West Darfur $3,034,357
CARE Health, Water/Sanitation, Logistics South Darfur; Darfur-wide $2,667,895
Center for Humanitarian Dialogue Monitoring Darfur-wide $267,709
Concern Nutrition, Water/Sanitation West Darfur $1,500,000
CHFI Capacity Building, Food Security/Agriculture, Shelter North and South Darfur $2,445,182
GOAL Food Security/Agriculture, Health, Nutrition, Water/Sanitation West Darfur $2,000,000
IMC Nutrition, Health, Water/Sanitation North, South and West Darfur $3,199,910
IRC Coordination, Health, Shelter, Water/Sanitation North, South and West Darfur $4,173,318
Medair Emergency Relief Supplies West Darfur $500,000
MCI Emergency Relief Supplies, Shelter, Water/Sanitation South Darfur $2,901,076
SC-UK Health, Nutrition, Water/Sanitation North Darfur $770,370
SC-US Health, Nutrition, Shelter West Darfur $3,795,804
Tufts University Research Studies Darfur-wide $105,120
UNDP Capacity Building Darfur-wide $300,000
UN FAO Food Security/Agriculture Darfur $1,215,000
UNICEF Coordination, Health, Nutrition, Water/Sanitation Darfur-wide $6,574,830
UNJLC Coordination, Logistics Darfur-wide $650,000
UN OCHA Coordination, Information Management Darfur-wide $1,250,000
UNSECOORD Security Officers Darfur-wide $900,000
WFP Flight Operations, Coordination, Logistics, Communications Darfur-wide $14,835,000
WHO Health Darfur-wide $500,000
World Vision Health, Emergency Relief Supplies, Shelter, Water/Sanitation Darfur-wide $2,270,812
Various Relief Commodities Darfur-wide $5,627,326
Various Airlift of Relief Commodities Darfur-wide $4,480,264
  Administrative/Logistics Darfur-wide $2,549,620
TOTAL USAID/OFDA $71,661,007
USAID/FFP ASSISTANCE
WFP118,400 MT of P.L. 480 Title II Emergency Food AssistanceDarfur$112,912,800
TOTAL USAID/FFP ASSISTANCE$112,912,800
USAID/OTI ASSISTANCE
IRCIDP AssistanceNorth Darfur$96,205
Halo PartnershipJustice and accountability to Darfuri diaspora groups$24,800
Physicians for Human RightsResearch on Sexual Violence$14,000
American Bar AssociationDocumentation of violence through interviews with refugeesEastern Chad$858,322
OHCHRHuman rights monitorsDarfur-wide$600,000
TOTAL USAID/OTI ASSISTANCE$1,593,327
TOTAL USAID HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO DARFUR $186,167,134
STATE/PRM ASSISTANCE
ICRCEmergency Humanitarian OperationsDarfur-wide1$6,891,000
UNHCRHumanitarian Appeal - IDP ProtectionDarfur-wide$1,350,000
TOTAL STATE/PRM ASSISTANCE$8,241,000
TOTAL USG HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO DARFUR $194,408,134
EASTERN CHAD
STATE/PRM ASSISTANCE2
AirServFlight OperationsEastern Chad $2,224,090
CARECommunity Services, Psychosocial Interventions, Capacity BuildingEastern Chad $765,162
CRSCamp ManagementEastern Chad $434,026
IFRCRefugee AssistanceEastern Chad $2,400,000
IMCCamp ManagementEastern Chad $1,877,934
IRCProtection, Health, Food/Relief Supply Distributions, Children’s ProgramsEastern Chad$2,224,811
UNHCRRefugee Assistance and ProtectionEastern Chad $30,348,294
UNICEFNutrition, Water/SanitationEastern Chad $4,000,000
WFPRefugee Food AssistanceEastern Chad $3,000,000
TOTAL FY 2004 STATE/PRM ASSISTANCE$47,274,272
USAID/OFDA ASSISTANCE
U.S. Embassy - Chad Water Purification and SoapEastern Chad $114,000
TOTAL USAID/OFDA$114,000
USAID/FFP ASSISTANCE
WFP 16,780 MT of P.L. 480 Title II Emergency Food AssistanceEastern Chad $14,577,700
TOTAL USAID/FFP$14,577,700
TOTAL FY04 USAID HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO EASTERN CHAD $14,691,700
TOTAL FY04 USG HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO EASTERN CHAD $61,965,972
TOTAL FY04 USG HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO DARFUR EMERGENCY $256,374,106



U.S. GOVERNMENT HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO DARFUR EMERGENCY IN FY 2005
As of December 30, 2004

Implementing
Partner
Activity Location  Amount 
DARFUR, SUDAN
USAID/OFDA ASSISTANCE
WFPCommunications Darfur-wide $800,000
CARELogisitics Darfur-wide $1,041,284
VariousEmergency Relief Supplies Darfur-wide $990,000
VariousAirlift of Emergency Relief Supplies Darfur-wide $561,276
Administrative/Logistics Darfur-wide $1,847,603
TOTAL USAID/OFDA$5,240,163
USAID/FFP ASSISTANCE
WFP114,170 MT of P.L. 480 Title II Emergency Food Assistance Darfur-wide $96,093,300
TOTAL USAID/FFP$96,093,300
TOTAL FY05 USAID ASSISTANCE TO DARFUR$101,333,463
TOTAL FY05 USG HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO DARFUR $101,333,463
EASTERN CHAD
USAID/FFP ASSISTANCE
WFP14,550 MT of P.L. 480 Title II Emergency Food Assistance Eastern Chad $13,706,100
TOTAL USAID/FFP$13,706,100
TOTAL FY05 USAID HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO EASTERN CHAD $13,706,100
TOTAL FY05 USG HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO EASTERN CHAD $13,706,100
TOTAL FY05 USG HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO DARFUR EMERGENCY$115,039,563
1 State/PRM’s contribution to ICRC will also fund increased humanitarian operations in eastern Chad.
2 State/PRM figures do not include un-earmarked Africa-wide contributions to ICRC and UNHCR.

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