Insecurity and humanitarian access restrictions continue to constrain relief efforts in Darfur and the Two Areas
New GoS import restrictions on relief commodities hinders the provision of humanitarian assistance
USG provides more than $275.6 million in FY 2015 to support humanitarian efforts across Sudan
Insecurity and humanitarian access restrictions continue to negatively impact relief efforts in the Darfur Region. In early September, unidentified armed actors attacked a humanitarian vehicle in West Darfur State. The event was one of more than 130 documented security incidents targeting humanitarian workers and peacekeepers in Darfur this year, according to the UN.
The recent implementation of Government of Sudan (GoS) regulations limiting the importation of emergency relief supplies by humanitarian organizations have resulted in supply shortages, according to the UN. The new regulations have also reduced response capacity and delayed the delivery of emergency relief commodities, including nutrition supplies in East Darfur State, the UN reports.
USAID/FFP recently provided an additional $86 million in assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP) in Sudan. Of the $86 million, WFP plans to use $75 million to provide more than 69,000 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance and $11 million to support food vouchers and the local purchase of therapeutic feeding supplies.