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16 May 2018 description

In April 2018, 5.5 million people, 13% of the analyzed population, were estimated to be in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) in Sudan and in need of urgent action. The estimate corresponds to an increase of 45% compared to the previous analysis occurred at the same period last year (2017).

In the projected period, from May to July 2018, people in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) are expected to increase to up to 6 million which corresponds to 14% of the total population analyzed.

15 May 2018 description

Fuel shortage driving shut down of water treatment plants for refugee camps in White Nile.

Out-of-camp needs assessment completed in West Kordofan for an estimated 24,000 refugees.

Limited water supply driving community tensions in Jodat, Al Lait locality in North Darfur.

Population Update

14 May 2018 description
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(Khartoum, 14 May 2018): At the end of a three-day mission to Sudan, United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock today urged the international community to step up support to the humanitarian response to 7.1 million vulnerable people and invest in the country’s social-economic development. He stressed that unimpeded and sustained humanitarian access to people in need across Sudan is critical for the delivery of relief.

03 May 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• New cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) were reported in Central Darfur State.
• Some 2,280 new IDP families have arrived in North Jebel Marra locality, fleeing conflict.
• Fuel shortages are affecting response logistics and slowing down humanitarian assistance.
• SHF allocates $20 million to 45 projects in Darfur, Kassala, West Kordofan and Abyei • Over 10,000 South Sudanese families living in ‘open areas’ in Khartoum received NFIs.

In this issue

03 May 2018 description

2017 IN REVIEW

HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT

Sudan witnessed keen improvements in security conditions in 2017, and limited new internal displacement, as compared with 2016. However, an increase in the number of South Sudanese refugees arriving in Sudan, in addition to disease outbreaks, and long-term food insecurity and malnutrition contributed to increasing the humanitarian caseload.

02 May 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • Parts of Kassala and North Darfur, affected by severe dryness in 2017, and IDPs in Jebel Marra, will face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through September, while food security among IDPs in SPLM-N areas of South Kordofan will deteriorate from Crisis (IPC Phase 3) to Emergency (IPC Phase 4) between June and September 2018. Most other parts of Sudan will likely remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity between February and September 2018, following aboveaverage 2017/18 harvests.

26 Apr 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 14 April, the first group of Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad returned home to North Darfur in Sudan.

  • Over 3,000 children from Jebel Marra assisted to take Grade 8 examinations.

  • The UN commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 4 April.

  • The latest FPMA Bulletin by FAO reports that prices of wheat, mainly consumed in urban areas, declined in the capital, Khartoum, by more than 20 per cent in March with the ongoing harvest.

20 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

2.6 million children in need
5.5 million people
# of people who need Humanitarian Assistance
(Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2018)

960,000 children internally displaced
2 million people
# of internally displaced people
(Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2018)

468,475 South Sudanese refugee children
767,992 people
# of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan in total

10 Apr 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The government’s Strategic Reserve Corporation has prepositioned 160,151 metric tons (MT) of sorghum in Kassala and North Darfur.

  • A joint mission to Otash IDP camp in South Darfur assessed the needs of some 1,200 IDPs from East Jebel Marra.

  • UNHCR and COR have distributed non-food items to over 6,300 South Sudanese refugee families in Khartoum.

  • Japan donates $1.2 million to assist returnees, South Sudanese refugees, IDPs and host communities.

FIGURES 2018

29 Mar 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • AWD cases decline in Central Darfur as aid organizations respond to the situation.

  • Some parts of the country will face increasing food insecurity through September 2018 – FEWS NET.

  • Government authorities granted permission for the extension of refugee camps in White Nile and East Darfur states.

  • At least 105.7 sq km of land and 37,898 km of roads have been cleared in Sudan of various types of landmines and unexploded ordinances – UNMAS.

15 Mar 2018 description

Displacement, poor 2017 rainfall, and high food prices to drive food insecurity through September

KEY MESSAGES

02 Mar 2018 description

Escalating food insecurity in South Sudan could drive displacement into Sudan.

Ongoing pipeline breaks for general food distribution due to import restrictions and delivery disruptions.

Refugees killed in clashes in Keilak, West Kordofan.

2,524 New arrivals from 1-15 February 2018

8,294 Total new arrivals in 2018

767,570 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

01 Mar 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • FAO held its 30th Regional Conference for Africa between 19-23 February in Khartoum.

  • Ending hunger can be achieved by scaling up efforts and fostering partnership towards resource mobilization - FAO.

  • Prices of main staples rose sharply in Sudan for the third consecutive month in January, despite the recently completed main season harvest - FAO FPMA Bulletin.

  • MC Scotland brings safe water and sanitation to 40,000 people in East Jebel Marra using solar panels with SHF support.

19 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In line with the New Way of Working agenda promoted by the UN Secretary General, UNICEF-led sectors have contributed to a new strategy of the 2018 Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) allocation which promotes greater efficiency for integrated interventions among partners and focuses on specific populations in need including IDPS, refugees and communities at high risk to disease outbreaks such as AWD.

01 Feb 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHAS scheduled to resume regular flights to South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

  • With UN Darfur Fund support, 30 health facilities in Darfur will be rehabilitated, improving health care services to more than 3 million people.

  • In 2017, almost 520,000 children in Sudan received their first measles vaccination.

  • MSF-Switzerland MUAC screening in Kario site indicates malnutrition rates well below global thresholds.

  • Some 3,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan during 1-15 January.

25 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In addition to the response to the protracted humanitarian situation, caused by armed conflict, floods and epidemics, UNICEF responded in 2017 mainly to three new emergencies related to the high rates of malnutrition in newly accessible areas, the Acute Watery Diarrhoea outbreak and the high influx of South Sudanese refugees. Also, the year marked a huge step forward in protecting children from violations in armed conflict by implementing the Action Plan signed between UN and the government.

18 Jan 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• About 2,500 people were assisted to return to Turba village, South Darfur from Shangil Tobay IDP camp, North Darfur.

• People flee East Jebel Marra due to internal fighting within the SPLA-AW and arrive in Otash IDP camp, South Darfur.

• The VRRC replaces HAC in coleading the RRR sector in West Darfur.

• AWD cases continue to decline, according to the Ministry of Health.

• SHF announces US$3 million as the first standard allocation of funds for 2018.

FIGURES 2017

15 Jan 2018 description
  • Over 3,700 new refugee arrivals fled to Sudan through South Darfur, South and West Kordofan and White Nile states.

  • Revised refugee figures for North Darfur, South and West Kordofan following completion of individual (biometric) registration.

  • Lack of laboratory services is ongoing gap for health response.

Key Developments

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 1,500 people returned to their home villages in Dafag, ending 10 years of asylum in CAR - UNHCR

  • As of 31 December 2017, the HRP funding level stood at 45.4 per cent of the US$804 million budgeted.

  • MSF-Spain to phase out of Sortony, North Darfur, due to the improved health situation in the area.

  • Plan International WASH interventions in two IDP camps in North Darfur to end in February 2018.

  • UK contributes over £71.5 million towards aid operations in Sudan.

04 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 4.8 million

Total children (<18) in need: 2.3 million

Total people to be reached: 4.06 million

Total children to be reached: 2.11 million