• Over 4 million children vaccinated against polio through Sudan’s national immunization campaign.
• Pastoral families in Darfur, West and South Kordofan, Kassala, Red Sea and Gedaref states are at risk of livestock losses due to poor pastures caused by low rains.
• National campaign combating child marriage in Sudan launched on 25 November.
• In 2015, an estimated 31,000 people have been affected by floods in Sudan.
National polio vaccination campaign reaches 4 million children in Sudan
About Jebel Marra
The Jebel Marra (JM) massif lies in the center of the Darfur region, bordering the state divisions of Central, South and North Darfur. It is a fertile region inhabited mainly by the Fur tribe and has since 2003 been the primary stronghold of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA), a Fur-dominated group. It is the only place in Darfur where an armed opposition group maintains prolonged control over territory and the only area in Darfur to which humanitarian organisations have had no access since 2011.
“One morning an armed group attacked our village. My husband was killed and I am now alone with no help to support six children,” said Samia Dawood, 31, from Um Ghubeish village in East Jebel Marra in Sudan’s Darfur region.
When fighting erupted in January this year, Samia fled with her children to Zamzam camp, home to 150,000 internally displaced people,making it North Darfur’s largest IDP camp.
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• First IA mission to Fanga Suk (Northern Jebel Marra locality) since 2011 identifies 18,000 people in need of aid.
• Since end August, 392 suspected cases of severe dengue fever—including 113 fatalities—have been reported in Darfur.
• In Blue Nile State, 13,700 children affected by conflict in Bau and Geissan localities benefit from child protection services.
• In West Darfur, communities struggle to manage water facilities in Sirba locality.
• As of 4 November, 227 suspected cases of severe dengue fever were reported in Darfur.
• As of 1 November, 3,438 measles cases, with 71 deaths, were reported in Sudan.
• In Central Jebel Marra, 4,190 IDPs who returned to their home areas are in need of humanitarian assistance.
• With the late start of the rains and delayed harvest, the lean season will continue into early November, according to FEWS NET.
• In Blue Nile State, the number of food insecure people has increased as a result of increased staple food prices.
The 2015 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan targets assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people, including 1.2 million of the most severely malnourished children under age five. Vulnerability is primarily driven by conflict-induced displacement, and chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.
• As of 30 October, 200 viral haemorrhagic fever cases, including 104 deaths, were reported in 12 localities in South, East, Central, West and North Darfur.
• Over 400 whooping cough cases reported in North Darfur’s El Sireaf locality.
• In Central Darfur, 800 homes were damaged by heavy rains affecting 4,000 people.
• The total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan now stands at 197,635, according to UNHCR.
• As of 25 October, the MoH reports 182 suspected cases of viral haemorrhagic fever in Darfur including 103 deaths.
• FAO recommends integrating resilience building in food security response.
• In Red Sea State, about 2,300 people have been affected by floods, according to the SRCS.
• In East Darfur, 5,400 IDPs taking refuge near UNAMID in Labado have returned home.
• In South Darfur, IDPs taking refuge near UNAMID in Khor Abeche need food aid.
The 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan for Sudan brings together 112 humanitarian partners to help 5.4 million people in need of emergency relief aid. Together these partners, of which 54 are national and 58 are international, requested US$1.04 billion to provide multi-sectoral services in the 52 most severely affected localities across the country in 2015. Among the 5.4 million people identified to be in the greatest need of assistance are 3.1 million who are displaced, 4.2 million who are food insecure and 1.2 million children under age five who are acutely malnourished.