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01 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG revokes specific economic sanctions related to Sudan, GoS

  • GoS authorities secure release of abducted humanitarian worker

  • WFP provides emergency food assistance to 3 million people across Sudan in July and August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Nov 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Local authorities in Sudan’s White Nile State said a new influx of South Sudanese refugees has arrived in the state pointing out that 176 refugees have reached the wait points earlier this week.

The Humanitarian Aid Commissioner at the White Nile Abdel-Gawi Hamid told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) that 30 refugees have been received at Al-Radis 2 wait point while 146 others were hosted at Um Sangour wait point.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan on Tuesday has resumed relief operations to South Sudan through a new route from El-Obeid, North Kordofan state capital of east and north Bahr El Ghazal.

A local official at the sub-committee tasked with the delivery of humanitarian aid to South Sudan told Ashorooq TV they have so far transported more than 13,000 metric tonnes of food to the neighbouring country.

19 Nov 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• About 10,000 people need assistance in Dilling locality, South Kordofan.

• Humanitarian corridor Sudan to South Sudan eases food aid to 97,000.

• First official national antitrafficking plan launched by the Government.

• Over 200 Syrian and Yemeni refugees in Khartoum received livelihood training.

• SHF donors travel to Nertiti, in newly opened Jebel Marra.

FIGURES 2017

# people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO): 4.8 million

# people in need in Darfur (2017 HNO): 3 million

15 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13067

SECURITY COUNCIL
8101ST MEETING (AM)

The Security Council decided this morning to extend until 15 April 2018 the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force for Abyei (UNISFA), and to limit support for the disputed territory’s border monitoring mechanism to a further five months, while awaiting implementation of measures agreed by Sudan and South Sudan.

13 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) has been declining for six consecutive weeks with only 50 new cases in the past week, and one related death. The case fatality rate (CFR) has declined from average 30 deaths per week to less than two in the last three to four weeks. Currently, only three states report active case transmissions. The focus in now on updating the current plan to increase the investment on preparedness and prevention while continuing the important ongoing response.

13 Nov 2017 description

Sudan is one of the world’s least developed nations, with 4.8 million people requiring humanitarian assistance. Hunger and instability in neighboring South Sudan have also caused a major influx of South Sudanese refugees seeking shelter in Sudan, with over 460,000 arriving since December 2013 and more likely to arrive in the coming months.

  • Multiple years of conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states and Darfur has created 2.3 million food-insecure, internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sudan.

13 Nov 2017 description
  • Total number of refugees (arrived since December 2013) 453,258
  • Total arrivals in 2017 186,002
  • Total arrivals in Oct 2017 1,490

In addition, Sudan also hosts an estimated 350,000 South Sudanese refugees who were residing in Sudan before secession of South Sudan. GoS estimates the number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan to be 1.2M.

10 Nov 2017 description

Overview

The humanitarian situation in Sudan’s Blue Nile state continues to deteriorate. A combination of ongoing violence, flooding, and poor access to food forced 27,000 people to flee their homes in September. The crisis is also forcing people to take more desperate measures, increasing their risk of danger.

Violence

09 Nov 2017 description

The October - December 2017 IPC Analysis for Sudan classified 18 states and 179 localities.

  • 50 localities (62% of the total population) were classified in IPC Phase 1 (Minimal), given the acceptable levels of food consumption for most of the pupulations, availability of food for the diversity of sources of income, diversification of food sources and stability in livelihoods.

05 Nov 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Sudanese refugee leaders visit their home villages for the first time in a decade.

• Above-average rains from August to October have lifted prospects for the 2017 cereal harvest, reports FEWS NET.

• AWD cases declining with only 50 new cases and one related death reported between 29 October and 4 November.

• Aid organisations assist some 163,000 vulnerable people in the Abyei Area.

• EU donates €106 million (about US$ 123 million) for humanitarian and development aid in Sudan.

FIGURES 2017

04 Nov 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 3, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese authorities have authorized South Sudanese refugees in White Nile state to work for local farmers, upon the request of the UN refugee agency.

In order to bridge the gap in the lack of funding for its humanitarian operation in Sudan generally and particularly for the South Sudanese refugees, UN officials convinced the White Nile government authorities to promote livelihood opportunities for refugees in the state.

02 Nov 2017 description
  • Total number of refugees (arrived since December 2013) 454,660

  • Total arrivals in 2017 185,025

  • Total arrivals in Oct 2017 513

In addition, Sudan also hosts an estimated 350,000 South Sudanese refugees who were residing in Sudan before secession of South Sudan. GoS estimates the number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan to be 1.2M.

01 Nov 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Khartoum and Juba have agreed to open four of the ten border crossings between the two countries and to activate the joint security arrangements.

On Monday, the Defence Ministers of Sudan and South Sudan held a session of talks at the Ministry of Defence in Khartoum, in preparation for the visit of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Wednesday.

01 Nov 2017 description

Average national aggregate harvest likely, with pockets of well below-average harvests

KEY MESSAGES

30 Oct 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• AWD cases in Sudan have come down during the past weeks, however, response must continue until no cases are reported for three consecutive weeks nationwide.

• An estimated 185,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in 2017.

• WFP distributed food to 66,200 people in need of assistance in Golo town.

• WHO provided medicine to Golo hospital to cover health needs in the Jebel Marra area for three months.

• More model villages will be built in Darfur in 2018 with funding from Saudi Arabia.

FIGURES 2017

29 Oct 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • After some early dry spells, cumulative aboveaverage rains from August to October triggered floods, but lifted crop production prospects

  • About 100 000 people estimated to be affected by floods in White Nile, South Darfur, North Kordofan,
    Al Gezira, Sennar, West Darfur and Kassala states

  • Prices of cereals increased in recent months, with seasonal factors compounded by flood-induced market disruptions