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05 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

8,448 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 3.4 m cash based transfers made

US$ 65,5 m six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 9 percent of total requirements

1.4 m people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

23 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

10,844 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 558,102 cash based transfers made

US$ 36.5 m six months (August 2018 - January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 6% of total

1.1 m people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

22 Aug 2018 description

Executive summary

This report provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the numbers of people in acute need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance in 22 countries/territories affected by conflict. It analyses the factors driving food insecurity and examines if those factors are a consequence of conflict and/or if they are driving further tension.

07 Aug 2018 description

KHARTOUM – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today concluded a three-day visit to Sudan, his first to the country since he assumed leadership of the UN food agency in April 2017.

Beasley met ministers and officials in the Government of Sudan to discuss WFP’s work and future in the country. He acknowledged Sudan’s critical role in promoting stability and food security in the region by hosting refugees as well as facilitating logistics and supply corridors for humanitarian assistance to neighbouring countries.

27 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers
- 6,488 mt of food assistance distributed
- US$ 2.7 m cash-based transfers made
- US$ 59.8 m six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements, representing 8.3% of total

Operational Updates

25 Jul 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

Since the beginning of the year, the Sudanese Government adopted new policies aimed at alleviating the impacts of the long-standing and structural economic challenges, such as the removal of food subsidies (including wheat), the devaluation of the currency, restrictions on some imported items, increasing custom tax. These developments have caused the price of many basic goods to increase sharply.

In January 2018 the inflation rate recorded at 52.4 per-cent, while in March it reached 55.6 percent, which is the highest rate recorded last 20 years.

24 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

USD 776,145 cash based transfers made in June

USD 62 m six-months Net Funding Requirements July-Decembe

1.44 m people assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

 WFP Sudan continues to respond to droughts across eight locations in North Darfur. A total of 917 mt of food have been dispatched for distribution to assist 97,000 residents affected by drought for the next three months.

04 Jul 2018 description

Operational Context

Chad is an arid, low-income and land-locked country, suffering from chronic food insecurity, denoting alarming levels of hunger. The Global Hunger Index for 2017 places Chad second last out of 119 countries. The economy entered recession and GDP fell from almost USD 14 billion in 2014 to less than USD 10 billion in 2016 due to a sharp decrease in oil prices.

26 Jun 2018 description

Operational Context

The food insecurity in North Darfur and in parts of South Darfur, South Kordofan and White Nile is likely to persist (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification 3) until mid-2018. This is due to continuing restrictions on access to land, limited agricultural labour opportunities and low asset holdings. IDPs are particularly affected.

In addition, the supply chain break of commodities, fuel shortages and instability of the economy country-wide will negatively impact distribution of commodities, for the coming month.

20 Jun 2018 description

What is FFA?

The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks.

Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of WFP’s flagship initiatives aimed at addressing the most food-insecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers while also helping improve their long-term food security and resilience.

20 Jun 2018 description

What is FFA?

The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks. Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of WFP’s flagship initiatives aimed at addressing the most foodinsecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers while helping improve their long-term food security and resilience.

18 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

▪ The national average retail price of sorghum significantly increased by 9.7 percent, in WFP areas, compared to the previous month.

▪ The retail prices of sorghum increased or remained steady in all states compared to the previous month, except West Darfur decreased by 11 percent.

▪ The national average price of goat slightly increased by 3.2 percent compared to the previous month; the highest increase was observed in Kassala and South Darfur increased by 11 and 10 percent, respectively.

11 Jun 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

Highlights (Market Crisis)

Since the beginning of the year, the Sudanese Government adopted new policies aimed at alleviating the impacts of the long-standing and structural economic challenges, such as the removal of food subsidies (including wheat), the devaluation of the currency, restrictions on some imported items, increasing custom tax. These developments have caused the price of many basic goods to increase sharply, limiting economic access to a nutritious diet for many.

29 May 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • In April 2018, the Federal Ministry of Health endorsed micronutrient powders to be included in the list of essential drugs for children in Sudan. The micronutrient powders are tasteless, colourless, can be added to food after preparation and contain 15 micronutrients, which help improve the nutritional status of children, and pregnant and lactating women.

22 May 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

Highlights (Market Crisis)

Since January, the Sudanese Government adopted new policies aimed at alleviating the impacts of the long-standing and structural economic challenges, such as the removal of food subsidies (including wheat), the devaluation of the currency, restrictions on some imported items, increasing custom tax. These developments have caused the price of many basic goods to increase sharply, limiting economic access to a nutritious diet for many. The result was an increasing inflationary pressure on the price of imports.

18 May 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • Lean season preparation: WFP continued to prepare for the lean season response, which will target 700,000 vulnerable people in the Sahelian belt. In the Wadi Fira region, where assistance is set to start on 15 May, WFP pre-positioned 3,108 mt of commodities (1,130 mt received during April) and trained first-line implementers. Partner NGOs concluded the targeting exercise of 186,445 most vulnerable people. These activities will continue during May in the remaining regions, where distributions will kick-off in June.