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04 Dec 2018 description

4 December 2018 – Six countries in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean and African Regions have signed a declaration committing themselves to strengthening preparedness and response to public health threats and events across borders in an effort to further the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) and enhance global health security. The Khartoum Declaration on Sudan and Bordering Countries: Cross-Border Health Security was signed by Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, South Sudan and Sudan on 22 November 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan.

04 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

  • About 58,000 people from the refugee and host communities in ‘open areas’ in Khartoum State will receive assistance, OCHA reports

  • Annual inflation rate reached 70 per cent by the end of September, leading to a rise in the cost of living

  • The Foreign Minister of Sudan attempts to promote bilateral relations on European tour

Key Developments

30 Nov 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Roughly 4.8 million South Sudanese face severe food insecurity, and more than two million are displaced by conflict. The conflict in South Sudan has further intensified since July 2016, with the exodus of refugees into neighboring countries continuing at an alarming rate, generating Africa’s largest refugee crisis.

28 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

During the first half of 2018, some 15,000 people have been newly displaced in Darfur, as compared to 10,000 in 2017, and 152,000 in 2016. All the new displacement in Darfur in 2018 was in and from Jebel Marra. About 386,000 people have returned to their areas of origin in Sudan since 2015, mainly in Darfur. The UN and partners continue to work with the Government to further verify the returnees.

26 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

11,457 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1.6 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 45.8 m six months (December 2018 - May 2019) net funding requirements

1.8 m people assisted in October 2018

Operational Context

26 Nov 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

6 million people are at crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity

2 million internally displaced people need humanitarian assistance

930 000 refugees, including 760 000 from South Sudan

2.3 million acutely malnourished children (source: UNICEF/MoH, OCHA, Aug. 2018)

EU humanitarian funding: €41 million in 2018

Introduction

23 Nov 2018 description

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 23 November 2018

As millions of people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, the Commission has announced an additional €18 million in emergency aid.

This brings total EU humanitarian funding in Sudan for 2018 to €41 million.

22 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 200,000 people in 15 of Sudan’s 18 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods, says HAC.

• ICRC provides 3,300 returnee families in North Darfur with humanitarian assistance.

• In West Darfur, the decrease in the number of farm-related incidents has been attributed to the new measures introduced by the state government.

• Humanitarian organizations continue to assist about 182,000 vulnerable people across the Abyei Area.

21 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 24,501 children (12,744 boys, 11,757 girls) including 10,608 South Sudanese Refugees (SSRs) in East Darfur, North Darfur, White Nile and West Kordofan benefited from psychological support services provided by UNICEF and partners.

20 Nov 2018 description
report European Union

On 19 November 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on Sudan, which remains crucial for the peace and stability of the wider Horn of Africa. The Council reaffirms the EU's readiness to engage in an evolving dialogue and cooperation with Khartoum, depending on progress shown by Sudan in committing to internal reforms, including human rights and good governance, facilitation of humanitarian assistance, sustainable peace and a constructive role in the region.

15 Nov 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13578
15 NOVEMBER 2018
SECURITY COUNCIL
8400TH MEETING (AM)

The Security Council today decided to extend until 15 May 2019 the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) ‑ operating in an oil-rich contested area on the border of Sudan and South Sudan ‑ while simultaneously reducing the Mission’s military troops and increasing its police presence.

15 Nov 2018 description

Lowest new arrivals in 2018 so far, following steady decline since January.

First round of ‘find-and-treat’ nutrition campaign starts in South Kordofan.

Expansion of livelihoods programming for refugees and host communities in White Nile.

TOTAL INTER-AGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED FOR SUDAN UNDER THE REVISED 2018 REGIONAL REFUGEE RESPONSE PLAN (RRRP)
USD 294.8 M Funded 26% 77.1 M

Population Update

15 Nov 2018 description

Total number of refugees*: 764,400
Pre-Dec 2013 refugees: 352,212
Total arrivals in 2018: 30,420
Total arrivals in Oct 2018: 721
Post-Dec 2013 refugees: 412,188

09 Nov 2018 description
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November 9 th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a medical convoy to Sudan, on a medical mission of treating 4,000 patients and performing 500 cataract surgeries in El-Obeid, the state of North Kurdufan.

The project is implemented in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, the Ministry of Health's provincial office, and the National Health Insurance Fund.

08 Nov 2018 description

SENS was conducted for South Sudanese refugee camps in White Nile State, Sudan to assess the general health and nutrition status of the refugee population, and formulate workable recommendations for appropriate nutritional and public health interventions. Results indicate critical (>15%) global acute malnutrition (GAM) across all camps, with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) above emergency levels (>2%). The findings also point to the wider effects of chronic under-funding for the response, especially for WASH, health and livelihoods assistance.

08 Nov 2018 description

SENS was conducted for South Sudanese refugees in settlements in South Kordofan State, Sudan to assess the general health and nutrition status of the refugee population, and formulate workable recommendations for appropriate nutritional and public health interventions. Results indicate critical (>15%) global acute malnutrition (GAM), with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) above emergency levels (>2%). The findings also point to the wider effects of chronic under-funding for the response, especially for WASH, health and livelihoods assistance.