Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2011
In 2011, Sudan faced significant socio-economic, political and security challenges that generated and perpetuated humanitarian needs. With the peaceful secession of southern Sudan following a successful referendum dominated the headlines, there remained a number of unresolved issues from the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, including the division of oil revenues, border demarcation and management, citizenship and residency eligibility. The secession of South Sudan also placed significant strain on the Sudanese economy; the Government reduced the budget by 36.5 percent resulting in decreased spending in the social sectors and lower fiscal transfers to the states for basic service delivery. At the same time, high inflation rates drove food prices upwards, increasing vulnerability among rural people and the urban people.
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