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12 Sep 2018 description

The 2017 Sudan Participatory Assessment, conducted between October and December 2017, involved 6,009 Persons of Concern to UNHCR engaged through some 385 semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions, individual interviews and participatory observation sessions. This assessment exercise was conducted by UNHCR in collaboration with partners, actively supported by the Government of Sudan, to engage refugees, asylum-seekers and refugee returnees – women, men, girls and boys of di fferent age, gender, nationality and ability – to identify their needs and examine ways to address them.

15 Jul 2014 description


Substantial humanitarian action is urgently required in Sudan in 2014.Overall, a total of 6.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance including life-saving interventions, protection from conflict and violence, strengthening household and community coping mechanisms and, where conditions permit, supporting longer-term solutions to the plight of internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees.

Strategic objectives
The UN and partners have agreed on the following strategic objectives for 2014:

15 Mar 2014 description


  • Conflict and instability continue in South Sudan, with over 700,000 IDPs in the country, including 75,000 in the UN Protection of Civilians sites. The conflict has also forced over 240,000 South Sudanese refugees to flee their homes and to cross into Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

10 Oct 2013 description
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• HAC announced that the polio vaccination campaign for children under five in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states will commence on 5 November.

• Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to re-open five border crossings between the two countries.

• Some 5,000 people fled Khamsat and Sharqal Muluk villages in East Darfur’s Abu Jabra locality due to clashes between the Rizeigat and Ma’aliya tribesmen.

18 Aug 2013 description


• Heavy rains and flooding in Sudan since early August have affected over half a million people in 16 States (plus Abyei), according to the Government.

• Khartoum State is the hardest hit State, with an estimated 36,000 houses either totally destroyed or damaged by the floods.

• Tens of thousands of people of South Sudanese origin in open air departure points in Khartoum have been particularly badly affected by the floods.

23 May 2013 description

Period covered by this Final Report: July 2011 to December 2012

Appeal target (current): CHF 6,188,106

Appeal coverage: 54%

Appeal history:

· This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 1 July 2011 for CHF 3,758,917 for 8 months to assist 173,000 beneficiaries in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei states following the eruption of conflict on 5 June 2011 between SPLM-N and Sudan Government armed forces in South Kordofan.

03 May 2013 description


Across the East Africa region, consecutive good seasons transformed food security conditions from the initial low point in 2011, which was a great relief coming out of a severe drought. However, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) continued working with other players including government and regional bodies such as the Inter-Governmental Climate Information, Prediction,

17 Feb 2013 description


-ƒ In South Kordofan and Blue Nile, more than one million people remain severely affected by the armed conflict that began in June 2011. In addition, over 200,000 Sudanese refugees have fled to South Sudan and Ethiopia.

-ƒ In Darfur, fighting between the SAF and armed movements as well as inter-tribal fighting have led to new civilian displacement in parts of Darfur. Humanitarian agencies estimate that around 90,000 Darfuris fled their homes during the course of 2012.

31 Dec 2012 description


  1. In Darfur, approximately 3.5 million people currently receive food aid, including some 1.4 million in camps.

  2. Some 56,000 people remain displaced mostly in Agok and South Sudan. Of 105,000 who ed in may 2011, some 35,000 returned quickly to areas south of the Bahr Al Arab/Kiir river, and 14,000 others returned to areas north of the river.

20 Dec 2012 description

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • The humanitarian community is often denied access to vulnerable populations leading to minimal assessments and interventions;

  • Violence and insecurity in Darfur continue to cause displacement and inhibit returns;

  • Fighting in the transitional areas has affected over 900.000 people, including the 210.000 who have taken refuge in Ethiopia and South Sudan.

02 Nov 2012 description


• Further shelling of Kadugli town leaves two children killed and eight civilians wounded.

• UNHCR reports that over 240,000 Sudanese refugees have fled conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile since June 2011.

• New report highlights poor harvest prospects and lack of access to basic services in parts of SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan.

02 Nov 2012 description

Highlights in the 3rd quarter

  • Conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile continued to affect civilians and there are now over 211,000 Sudanese refugees in camps in South Sudan and Ethiopia.

  • ƒƒIn early August, the Government and SPLM-N signed, separately, agreements with the Tripartite initiative on delivering relief aid to all conflict-affected people in South Kordofan and Blue Nile, but by the end of September no aid had been delivered under this initiative. ƒƒ

25 Oct 2012 description


• Tripartite Initiative remains stalled.
• One UNAMID peacekeeper killed, three others injured in the second attack on peacekeepers in October.
• New assessment in SPLM-N areas shows deterioration of food security and nutritional status.

18 Oct 2012 description


  • The Tripartite is still waiting for approval to deliver humanitarian assistance in SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
  • New report by FAO, WFP and IFAD states that the proportion of undernourished people in Sudan has decreased by 6.4 per cent over the past 20 years.
  • 2012 sorghum production is expected to be more than double the 2011 harvest and about 15 per cent above the 2007-2011 average.
11 Oct 2012 description


  • Four UNAMID peacekeepers killed in an ambush in West Darfur.

  • More than 1,500 people newly displaced in Eastern Jebel Marra, Darfur.

  • National meningitis campaign launched in parts of Sudan, targeting 17 million people.

  • Sorghum exports to South Sudan to resume, while FAO expects good cereal harvests this year.

16 Sep 2012 description


  • UNHCR reports a sharp increase in the number of new refugees from South Kordofan in South Sudan, with 500 new refugees registered in Yida camp.

  • Poor road conditions hamper flood response efforts in Central Darfur, where the number of people affected by recent floods has risen to 28,700.

  • More than 200,000 refugees and IDPs have returned to their homes in Darfur since January 2011, according to UNHCR.

13 Aug 2012 description


  1. In Darfur, approximately 3.2 million people currently receive food aid. This includes some 1.7 million IDPs registered in camps.

  2. In the disputed Abyei Area some 67,000 people remain displaced, mostly in Agok and South Sudan. Approximately 10,000 returns have been observed so far.

  3. In South Kordofan and Blue Nile States, an estimated 665,000 people remain internally displaced or severely affected by on-going fighting.

09 Aug 2012 description

Executive Summary

The Mid-Year Review of the 2012 Sudan Humanitarian Work Plan (HWP) comes at a time of growing concern for Sudan.

29 Jul 2012 description

Key Points

  • Fighting between the SAF and SPLM-N forces continued in parts of Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, affecting civilians.

  • More than 204,000 Sudanese refugees from South Kordofan and Blue Nile are registered in camps in South Sudan and Ethiopia, according to UNHCR.

  • In Abyei, the total number of people who have returned to areas north of the Bahr al Arab/Kiir River remains at some 10,000.

  • In Darfur, new civilian displacements have been reported following inter-tribal clashes.