Sudan, which is struggling with 6.9 million people needing humanitarian assistance, is now home to almost 100,000 refugees from South Sudan. The appeal is only 47 percent funded out of US$988 million requested.
The Floods Task Force – co-chaired by the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission and OCHA – has been activated to respond based on identified needs, prioritizing and targeting the most vulnerable people.
With humanitarian attention focused on massive displacement crises in South Sudan and CAR, lack of international attention to Sudan’s equally grave internal displacement crisis and on-going conflicts has resulted in an inadequate funding response.
Aid workers were permitted to assess humanitarian needs in parts of Jebel Marra, where an estimated 100,000 people have been either severely affected or displaced by conflict, for the first time in three years.
In large areas of eastern and central Sudan, northwestern Ethiopia, and southwest Eritrea, rainfall totals to date are 20‐50 percent below average. The delay was most severe in eastern Sudan, where rains began 30‐40 days late.