4,000 family tents out of 10,000 have been damaged, while the organization and its partners are racing against time to repair the shelters, especially with the expected intensification of storms during the rainy season, which lasts from June to October.
UNHCR and its partners are currently finalizing the construction and rehabilitation of about 60 kilometers of roads leading to “Um Rakoba” and “Oneida” to ensure access to the camps, in addition to about 15 villages from the host communities throughout the rainy season, noting that Heavy monsoon rains last year caused flash floods and rivers to flood their banks, affecting hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people, refugees and host communities in Sudan.
UNHCR, 31 UN partners, and NGOs urged donors to provide $182 million in funding in the recently updated inter-agency appeal with an increase of $33 million.
UNHCR spokesperson stated that the revised appeal includes additional funding requirements for camp infrastructure improvements, including the construction of more permanent traditional shelters, to meet the protection and basic needs of Ethiopian refugees through the end of the year.
A spokesman for the organization said that it has so far received only 46% of the requested amount.