UNSC extends UNAMID mandate through June 2019
Relief actors scale up flood preparedness activities for the ongoing rainy season
High staple food prices projected to persist across Sudan through 2019
In mid-June, the governments of the United States, UK, and Norway released a statement calling for an immediate end to conflict and unimpeded access to populations in need of emergency assistance in Jebel Marra, a mountainous region that encompasses parts of Central Darfur, North Darfur, and South Darfur states. The UN reports that authorities denied UN agencies access to 14 locations in Jebel Marra during June.
Staple food prices will likely remain elevated in Sudan through 2019 due to rising transport costs associated with countrywide fuel shortages and the depreciation of the Sudanese pound against the U.S. dollar, further exacerbating the severity of food insecurity among vulnerable populations, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) reports.
The U.S. Government (USG) continues to support the provision of life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable populations in Sudan, contributing more than $188 million in humanitarian assistance to date in FY 2018.