Hostilities and criminality continue to result in widespread displacement and additional humanitarian needs
Health authorities report new suspected and confirmed measles cases; an ongoing vaccination campaign aims to reach 7.9 million children by May
USAID/OFDA support, including emergency water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance, targets displaced and conflict-affected populations
Since January, health authorities in Sudan have reported more than 3,000 suspected and nearly 1,700 confirmed measles cases, including at least 22 measles-related deaths. In late January, the Government of Sudan (GoS) began a series of mass immunization campaign activities targeting 7.9 million children in 96 Sudanese localities, according to the UN.
Insecurity continues to drive population displacement and humanitarian needs, particularly in the Darfur region and Southern Kordofan State. The UN reports that while the humanitarian community has reached some displaced individuals with emergency assistance, significant response gaps remain.
While above-average harvests are likely improving overall food conditions countrywide, ongoing insecurity and constrained humanitarian access will continue to threaten food security in Darfur and the Two Areas of Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states, the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) reports.