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
The Government of Sudan (GoS) has begun reforming and restructuring its Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in order to ease humanitarian access restrictions and other operational impediments, as well as permitting some non-governmental organizations (NGOs) previously expelled by the former government to return to Sudan. However, relief actors note that challenges remain, particularly concerning freedom of movement.
Despite improvements in humanitarian access and security conditions, an estimated 9.3 million people in Sudan were in need of humanitarian assistance as of early December, representing an increase of approximately 800,000 people from mid-year estimates, according to the UN’s newly released 2020 Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO). The GHO estimates that $1.4 billion in humanitarian funding is required to meet emergency needs in Sudan in 2020.