Humanitarian situation key focus of inter-agency assessment mission to Rockero, Central Darfur
ZALINGEI - Evaluating the humanitarian situation was a key focus of a recent inter-Agency Humanitarian Assessment mission to Rockero, North Jebel Marra locality, Central Darfur.
The five-day mission – which also considered community needs and concerns -- included representatives from UNAMID, the UN Country Team, Government of Sudan and non-government organizations. It was jointly led by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC).
It is estimated that more than 43,000 households of internally displaced persons and returnees are living in the locality.
The mission team carried out a humanitarian needs assessment in eight villages including Kaya, Aro, Burgo, Wara, Abonga, Niscam and Sala, along with Rockero town.
Community leaders described the humanitarian situation as very difficult and identified priorities humanitarian needs such as water, sanitation and hygiene, health, food security and nutrition, and education.
The team also held meetings with government officials and local community leaders including the Locality Commissioner, HAC, Police Commissioner, the area Sudan Armed Force Commander and the Native Administration, along with local community and religious leaders, youth and students.
Fisal Hassan, the locality, Humanitarian Aid Commissioner, identified a need for humanitarian agencies to open offices in Rockero locality in order to support the local community.
Adam Al Noor, the Commissioner of North Jebel Marra locality, identified a need for capacity-building training workshops for the local community.