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16 May 2018 description
report UN Security Council

15 MAY 2018

The Security Council today decided to extend, for six months, mandates of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) relating to the delivery of humanitarian assistance and the protection of civilians, among others, while also underlining that its tasks relating to the contested region’s Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism would be extended no further unless the parties to the dispute accelerated progress in several key areas.

16 May 2018 description

Years of conflict, underdevelopment and climatic shock have triggered humanitarian needs in Sudan for more than a decade. A combination of volatile economic conditions, an influx of refugees, mostly from South Sudan, and the continued impact of years of conflict have increased the number of people who need assistance this year. At least 7.1 million people need humanitarian aid, including 2.8 million acutely malnourished children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.

15 May 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This update is requesting a no-cost three months extension (new end date: 16 August 2018). This extension will allow the deployment of a DCPRR Delegate from the region and a RDRT to Sudan to support the Sudanese Red Crescent (SRCS) to review humanitarian context and inform operational strategies such as revision of emergency appeal or convert into country operational plan. The emergency appeal operation is currently underfunded (3%) while the needs on the ground remain high.

15 May 2018 description

Total number of refugees* - 763,112
Pre-Dec 2013 refugees - 352,212
Post-Dec 2013 refugees - 410,900
Total arrivals in 2018 - 17,685
Total arrivals in Apr 2018 - 2,995

*Additional sources estimate a total of 1.3 million South Sudanese refugees in Sudan; however, data requires verification.

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

15 May 2018 description






In 2017, 195,599 South Sudanese refugees newly arrived in Sudan, the highest number of arrivals in one year since the start of the conflict in South Sudan in December 2013. This far exceeds the original planning figure in 2017 of 60,000 new refugee arrivals.

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.

11 May 2018 description

WHO: Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to Sudan and South Sudan

WHEN: 12 -16 May 2018

WHERE: Sudan: Khartoum, South Kordofan; South Sudan: Juba, Yei

09 May 2018 description

KHARTOUM, 9 May 2018 (UNHCR): - The UN Refugee Agency welcomed today a generous contribution of USD 2 million from the Government and people of Japan to protect and assist South Sudanese refugees in Sudan. Japan’s funding will help UNHCR work with the Government of Sudan to address the increasing humanitarian needs of South Sudanese refugees who have sought safety in Sudan due to the continued violence in their country.

03 May 2018 description
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• 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

KHARTOUM, Sudan- 3 May 2018 (UNHCR): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Sudanese Government welcomed a high-level donor delegation last week, including representatives from, Canada, Denmark, the European Union, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the Republic of Korea, the State of Qatar, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States of America.

03 May 2018 description



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


  • 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.

30 Apr 2018 description

Total number of refugees* - 771,862
Pre-Dec 2013 refugees - 352,212
Total arrivals in 2018 - 16,357
Total arrivals in Apr 2018 - 1,667

30 Apr 2018 description

Increased incidence of diarrheal disease in Al Lait, North Darfur, despite stable health situation and improved service access.

Joda border entry point in White Nile remains closed with refugees reportedly stranded on South Sudan side.

Heightened safety risk for new arrivals crossing into East Darfur, due to recent armed clashes.

1,667 New arrivals in April so far

16,357 Total new arrivals in 2018

29 Apr 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 28, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Member of the government delegation to the Two Areas talks Abdel-Rahman Abu Median said large numbers of Sudanese refugees have returned to the Blue Nile from Ethiopia.

Blue Nile State and neighbouring South Kordofan state have been the scene of violent conflict between the SPLM-N and the Sudanese army since 2011.

Abu Median disclosed refugees have voluntarily returned to their original areas in Kurmuk, Gisan and Wad Al-Mahi due to the stable security situation in the state.

26 Apr 2018 description
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  • 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.

23 Apr 2018 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
8240th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council extended until 15 October 2018 a modification to the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) as laid out in two resolutions from 2011 and 2014, agreeing that it would be the final such extension until the parties took several measurable steps related to the contested border area.

22 Apr 2018 description
  • 10,037 South Sudanese refugee and host community households who received NFI package in March

  • 9 ‘Open area’ refugee settlements in Khartoum

  • 90,145 Reported number of South Sudanese refugees living in ‘open areas’, as per assessment findings