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14 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNSC extends UNAMID mandate through June 2019

  • Relief actors scale up flood preparedness activities for the ongoing rainy season

  • High staple food prices projected to persist across Sudan through 2019

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 4.2 million children across Sudan will be vaccinated against polio through a national immunization campaign.

• About 900 people fled their homes in East Jebel Marra locality and have taken refuge in Golo town.

• In anticipation of above average rains this year the Flood Task Force was reactivated in late June to put in place a four-month flood contingency plan for the country.

• WFP has begun pre-positioning 84,590 Mt of food before roads become impassable due to rains

FIGURES 2018

01 Aug 2018 description

Fuel shortages and high prices negatively impact cropping season

Key Messages

31 Jul 2018 description

Border entry point reopens at Joda in White Nile State.

Nutrition survey shows emergency acute malnutrition levels for refugee camps in White Nile State.

Partners deliver improved access to safe water supply in out-of-camp refugee settlements in East Darfur.

Population Update

26 Jul 2018 description

Summary

A total of 180,175 beneficiaries registered / verified / tracked since the beginning of 2018, of which 129,162 (17,183 IDPs and 111,979 returnees) were properly registered, while the remaining 51,099 individuals were tracked in different locations. Out of the tracked beneficiaries, 9,355 were South Sudanese who crossed the borders to Sudan through Abyie, 39,839 were returnees (26,474 returned to Sudan from Saudi Arabia and 13,365 returned to different areas in North Darfur State) and 1,905 were IDPs in South Kordofan State.

25 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Sudanese Government security forces have been removed from the UN Secretary-General’s annual report which lists parties to conflict that commit grave violations against children, following the implementation of the Action Plan to Protect Children from Violations in Armed Conflict.

19 Jul 2018 description

Khartoum/Nairobi/Geneva, 19 July 2018 – Tens of thousands of people displaced by the conflict in South Sudan are in “desperate” need of humanitarian assistance and care, says the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy.

Mr Sy was speaking following a visit to Sudan’s White Nile State, near the border with South Sudan and home to 150,000 people displaced by the conflict.

17 Jul 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - South Kordofan State is hosting 40,000 South Sudanese refugees, said Minister of Welfare and Social Affairs Awadiya Basha,

Speaking at a workshop on refugee laws on Sunday, Basha said the government of South Kordofan is committed to granting refugees status for foreign nationals who reach its territory according to international laws.

She said South Sudanese refugees enjoy the state’s limited services including food, health and water, pointing to strong and old relations between the refugees and the residents of the state.

11 Jul 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Sudan hosts 906,000 refugees – the 8th largest refugee population in any given country, according to UNHCR.

• HAC in Kass, South Darfur reported that an estimated 2,150 people have been displaced from parts of Jebel Marra and arrived in Kass town since May due to fighting.

• A new report by GIEWS raised concerns over 2018 cropping season due to shortages and high prices of fuel and agricultural inputs.

• WFP shift to cash assistance in Otash camp since 2016 benefits IDPs.

FIGURES 2018

04 Jul 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s White Nile State said it has received 225 South Sudanese refugees earlier this week.

Director of refugees department at the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in the White Nile Mustafa al-Fadil said the refugees arrived at Sangour camps via Jodat Al-Adl border crossing.

He pointed out that representatives from the United Nations and a number of donor countries have visited refugee camps at Al-Salam and Al-Jabalein localities, saying they vowed to provide food and the necessary services for the refugees.

01 Jul 2018 description

Total number of refugees: 99,592
Pre-Dec 2013 refugees: 36,855
Total arrivals in 2018: 7,970
Total arrivals in May 2018: 1,094
Post-Dec 2013 refugees: 62,737

01 Jul 2018 description

Total number of refugees: 766,064
Pre-Dec 2013 refugees: 352,212
Post-Dec 2013 refugees: 413,852
Total arrivals in 2018: 21,165
Total arrivals in June 2018: 838

30 Jun 2018 description

High staple food and fuel prices to drive increased assistance needs, lower crop production

KEY MESSAGES

28 Jun 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 350 Sudanese refugees have returned to Darfur since April after having spent more than 10 years in refugee camps in Chad, according to UNHCR.

• IPC estimates that between May and July 2018 up to 6 million people in Sudan or 14 per cent of the total population will require food assistance.

• Staple cereal price increases are driven by seasonal increases in demand and reductions in supply, combined with fuel shortages and increased transportation costs – FEWS NET.

22 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A total of 125,837 vulnerable individuals including Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and South Sudanese Refugees (SSR) received life-saving integrated health and nutrition services.

  • The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, visited Sudan in May. He urged the international community to step up humanitarian response to 7.1 million vulnerable people and invest in the country’s social-economic development, expressing particular concern for women and children, and the need to protect them.

20 Jun 2018 description

Khartoum- 20 June 2018- (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees): On 20 June, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Sudan’s Commission for Refugees (COR) mark World Refugee Day 2018, to call for solidarity with refugees and other persons of concern. On this occasion, UNHCR would like to commend the historical and continuous hospitality offered by the people and Government of Sudan to the refugees who have been seeking safe haven in the country over the last five decades.