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12 Dec 2019 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 2019 malaria breached the epidemic threshold accounting for 12.4 per cent of all diseases surveyed by health partners.

  • Eastern Sudan has high humanitarian needs particularly in nutrition, health and protection.

  • Cholera (344 cases), dengue (3,974 cases), rift valley fever (368 cases), and chikungunya (238 cases) reported across the country as of 11 December 2019

  • See the latest infographic showing who is doing what where (3W) in Kassala State.

12 Dec 2019 description

9 December 2019 – The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) of Sudan reported 15 new cases of Rift Valley fever (RVF) during epidemiological week 49 (1–7 December) of 2019. The cumulative number of reported cases since week 31 (28 July–5 August) this year is 365 including 11 associated deaths, giving a case fatality rate of 3.0%. The attack rate was 0.8 per 10 000 population. Among all reported cases, 57% were male and 87.1% were older than 15 years. The most affected age group were 45 years and above, which accounted for 29.3% of all cases.

28 Nov 2019 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Sudan, 9.3 million people—nearly one in four—will need assistance in 2020 according to the newly launch Global Humanitarian Overview

  • IOM registers 14,500 IDPs and 111,500 returnees across the country in January-September 2019

  • Over 50 national NGOs de-registered in Sudan

  • More suspected cases of diphtheria, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF) and chikungunya were reported across the country

28 Nov 2019 description

In the first eleven months of 2019, OCHA Sudan processed US$101.5 million, through its pooled funds the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF).

These funds helped humanitarian partners in Sudan respond to humanitarian needs in the country. By leveraging their comparative advantages – such as CERF’s disbursement speed and SHF’s direct funding for NonGovernmental Organizations (NGOs) – the humanitarian community rapidly scaled up humanitarian action and was able to deliver an effective collective response

28 Nov 2019 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

UN Humanitarian Chief calls on the international community to scale up humanitarian support to Sudan.

Sudan launches the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

Improved security is encouraging thousands of people residing in non-government controlled areas in South Kordofan to seek services in government areas.

See the latest Sudan infographics: Sudan Humanitarian Snapshot and Cholera Outbreak Snapshot

FEATURE

16 days of activism against gender-based violence

22 Nov 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

On Wednesday, North Darfur health authorities reported that 23 people died of malaria and four of dengue fever during the past week, stressing that the state has never seen such epidemics before. The federal Minister of Health announced an emergency plan to contain the spread of diseases in the region.

According to Maj Gen Malik El Tayeb, Acting Governor of North Darfur, the state is suffering from a major shortage of medical and technical personnel. He told reporters on Wednesday that 23 malaria patients and four dengue fever patients died the past week.

21 Nov 2019 description
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Highlights

  • A total 319 suspected Rift Valley Fever cases have been reported in Sudan, with the most affected age group between 15 to 45 years, 83 per cent of the total suspected cases.

  • Prices of cereals are still at record or near record levels despite the above-average 2018 harvest and overall favourable prospects for the current 2019-2020 crop harvest.

  • So far in 2019, OCHA Sudan distributed US$101.5 million through the CERF and the SHF, assisting about 8.5 million people across the country.

14 Nov 2019 description
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  • Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) allocation allows for the scale up of cholera vigilance in Khartoum State.

  • Final phase of the yellow fever vaccination campaign launched in Khartoum State targeting 7.5 million people

  • In 2019, over 426,000 people have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods across the country.

  • Cholera (335 cases), dengue (1,901 cases), rift valley fever (299 cases), and chikungunya (83 cases) continue to be reported across the country.

14 Nov 2019 description

On 10 October 2019, the National IHR Focal Point for Sudan notified WHO of 47 suspected cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), including two deaths in Arb’aat Area, Towashan Village, in El Qaneb locality, Red Sea State. The suspected cases presented with high-grade fever, headaches, joint pain, vomiting. There were no hemorrhagic signs or symptoms observed. The first case presented to the health facility on 19 September 2019.

11 Nov 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sudan has been facing various disease outbreaks in the past months, including cholera, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), chikungunya, and malaria. The government and humanitarian partners actively responded to the outbreaks, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports. Most complaints reaching Radio Dabanga come from the western and eastern parts of the country.

04 Nov 2019 description

Heavy rainfall and flooding have impacted swathes of eastern Africa since July and intensified in October, affecting at least 2.5 million people and causing displacement and loss of property, crops and livestock. The unusually heavy rains have primarily been driven by the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), which is in its strongest positive state since 2006, according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Centre.

31 Oct 2019 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sudan completes the first round of an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign in Blue Nile and Sennar states.

  • In the first ten months of 2019, OCHA Sudan processed US$75 million through the CERF and the SHF, assisting thousands of people across the country.

  • Sudan Federal Ministry of Health reports 332 cholera cases; 888 dengue fever cases; 248 rift valley fever cases; and 56 chikungunya cases in the country as of 30 October 2019.

27 Oct 2019 description

Current major event

Rift Valley fever Sudan

The Federal Ministry of Health, Republic of Sudan has recently declared an outbreak of human Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in Red Sea State that started from September 24, 2019. Cases are now also being reported from River Nile and Khartoum states. A total 213 suspected cases, as well as six associated deaths have been reported till October 25, 2019. The outbreak has been laboratory-confirmed with 26 samples out of 29 collected testing positive for RVF.

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