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27 Jan 2020 description

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Inter-tribal conflict in disputed Abyei area has left 33 people killed, 18 wounded, 15 children missing, 19 houses burned, and approximately 4,800 people displaced

The 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) partners plan to support 6.1 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan, which will require US$1.3 billion.

Humanitarian partners continue to assist and estimated 46,000 people (9,600 families) who have taken refuge in El Geneina town, West Darfur, following inter-communal conflict.

23 Jan 2020 description
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  • The 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) partners plan to support 6.1 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan, which will require US$1.4 billion.

  • The Sudan Country Refugee Response Plan for 2020 plans to assist refugees from Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

  • Humanitarian partners continue to assist and estimated 46,000 people (9,600 families) who have taken refuge in El Geneina town, West Darfur, following inter-communal conflict.

20 Jan 2020 description

Disease outbreaks in Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), January to December 2019

In 2019 alone, eight countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) experienced major outbreaks of high threat pathogens. Some of these outbreaks started during previous year (s) and can not be contained while others emerged exclusively during 2019.

Editorial note

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  • A joint Government of Sudan, United Nations and Troika delegation visits Kauda, South Kordofan, for the first time since fighting broke out in the state in 2011.

  • UNICEF and partners plan to scale up humanitarian assistance in newly-accessible areas of South Kordofan, including Kauda.

  • In 2020, 9.3 million people will need humanitarian assistance in Sudan, of whom 6.1 million will be assisted by the UN and partners.

13 Jan 2020 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

Through this Operation Update, the action is extended for a period of 2 months without additional costs. Although the number of cholera cases sensibly reduced from September 2019, suspected cases continued to be identified in the targeted areas of this DREF.

Moreover, as per the OCHA Situation report dated December 52 a second wave of cholera cases might happen between January and February 2020 in eastern Sudan related to the onset of the local rainy season.

12 Jan 2020 description

Foreword by the Humanitarian Coordinator

This is a year of transformation for Sudan, offering hope and optimism to millions of people. Their determination, resilience and sacrifice ushered in a new chapter in the country after eight months of protests.

Now, this optimism must be sustained and translated into actions that will support aspirations of the people of Sudan.

09 Jan 2020 description
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FLASH UPDATE

Humanitarian Response in Geneina, West Darfur

Humanitarian partners continue to assist people affected by inter-communal conflict between Massalit and Arab tribesmen in and around El Geneina town, state capital of West Darfur. According to media reports, Prime Minister Dr Abdallah Hamdouk said in a press statement that the two parties committed to a cessation of hostilities, non-aggression, and keeping peace and stability in the area.

09 Jan 2020 description

24 December 2019 – The Federal Ministry of Health of Sudan reported 85 new cases of Rift Valley fever during epidemiological week 51 (15–21 December 2019). The cumulative number of reported cases since week 31 (28 July–5 August) this year is 493, including 11 associated deaths, giving a case–fatality rate of 2.2%. The attack rate was 1.08 per 10 000 population. Among all reported cases, 57% were male and 80.9% were older than 15 years. The most affected age group were those between 15 and 29.9 years of age, who accounted for 32.9% of all cases.

08 Jan 2020 description

Part 1: Crisis Impact and Humanitarian Consequences

1.1 Context of the Crisis

After a year of civil unrest and political change, humanitarian needs continue to rise. Some 9.3 million people – 23 per cent of the population – will need humanitarian assistance in 2020. The transitional government is prioritizing peace and ending the economic crisis, issues closely intertwined with the drivers of humanitarian need in the country.

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Humanitarian Response in Geneina, West Darfur

Humanitarian partners continue to assist people affected by inter-communal conflict between Massalit and Arab tribesmen in and around El Geneina town, state capital of West Darfur. According to media reports, Prime Minister Dr Abdallah Hamdouk said in a press statement that the two parties committed to a cessation of hostilities, nonaggression, and keeping peace and stability in the area.

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Humanitarian Response in Geneina, West Darfur

04 Jan 2020 description

FLASH UPDATE

Humanitarian Response in Geneina, West Darfur

19 Dec 2019 description

17 December 2019 – The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) of Sudan reported 28 new cases of Rift Valley fever (RVF) during epidemiological week 50 (8–14 December) of 2019. The cumulative number of reported cases since week 31 (28 July–5 August) this year is 393 including 11 associated deaths, giving CFR of 2.7%. The attack rate was 0.2 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.

19 Dec 2019 description
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  • UN visits Yabus in Blue Nile State following a decade of inaccessibility

  • UN will provide affected people in previously inaccessible parts of Blue Nile with food, health care, education and livestock services

  • The early and timely response to the cholera outbreak saves lives and resources

  • Chikungunya (260 cases), cholera (346 cases), dengue (4,096 cases), diphtheria (80 cases) and rift valley fever (453 cases) were reported across the country as of 18 December 2019

18 Dec 2019 description

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  • Improved security conditions and humanitarian access ease operational challenges for relief actors

  • HAC revokes registration for more than 50 local NGOs

  • Vector-borne and waterborne disease transmission increases following widespread flooding

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Dec 2019 description
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  • 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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  • 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
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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.