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16 Jan 2020 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

17 December 2019 – The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) of Sudan reported 186 new cases of dengue during epidemiological week 50 (7–14 December) of 2019. The cumulative number of reported cases since week 31 (28 July – 5 August) this year is 4031 cases including 13 associated deaths, giving a case fatality rate of 0.32%. The attack rate was 1.5 per 10 000 population. Among all reported cases, 46% are female and 70.8% are older than 15 years of age.

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.

07 Jan 2020 description
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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.

06 Jan 2020 description
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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
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

16 Dec 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

The number of reported cases of Dengue fever continues to increase in Sudan, especially in Red Sea state. On Thursday, one person died, and 21 cases of infection were confirmed in Kassala.

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 366 new cases of dengue 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 3823 cases including 11 associated deaths, giving a case fatality rate of 0.28%. The attack rate was 4.75 per 10 000 population. Among all reported cases, 46% are female and 70.8% are older than 15 years of age.

10 Dec 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

On Monday, two people died of what is now suspected to be dengue fever in Sara Hospital in Port Sudan. As reported by Radio Dabanga yesterday, 25 patients with an as yet unidentified fever were transferred from the Red Sea state area of Hoshiri to Port Sudan Teaching Hospital between Friday and Sunday.

Journalist Osman Hashim told Radio Dabanga that two of the patients have died. Some other cases have been transferred to Suakin Hospital. Unprecedented cases of dengue fever have been reported in Sudan, in particular, the Red Sea state over the last three months.

09 Dec 2019 description

A deepening economic crisis is forcing many Sudanese families to make tough choices.

Huan and Hussein, residents of Kassala Town, had to put a life-saving blood transfusion for their sister on hold until they were able to raise money by turning to their entire extended family.

Read more on Exposure

05 Dec 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

As the Sudan continues to undergo political transition, the country is facing a complex and protracted humanitarian situation characterized by conflict-related displacement, flooding, epidemics, malnutrition, food insecurity and a deteriorating economy. As of August 2019, 1.8 million people, including 800,000 children, are displaced; and the Sudan is hosting the fourthhighest number of refugees and asylum seekers in the world at 1.1 million. In 2020, an estimated 9.3 million people, including 4.65 million children, will require humanitarian assistance.

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