Heavy rains and flooding affect 142,000 people across Sudan
Fuel shortages and access constraints hinder delivery of food assistance
Deteriorating economic conditions lead to acute food insecurity and malnutrition
Heavy rainfall and resultant flooding during Sudan’s June-to-September rainy season affected more than 142,000 people across the country. The Sudan Liberation ArmyAbdul Wahid (SLA-AW) announced a three-month ceasefire on September 19 to enable humanitarian organizations to reach flood-affected populations in eastern Jebel Marra area.
Health actors monitoring a chikungunya virus outbreak in Sudan’s Kassala and Red Sea states, where authorities had recorded nearly 13,400 chikungunya cases as of late September, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO). In response, the Government of Sudan (GoS) is coordinating with relief organizations to provide health assistance and limit transmissions of the disease.
USAID/FFP partner the UN World Food Program (WFP) reports that operational constraints—including fuel shortages, inaccessible roads, and insecurity—continue to delay deliveries of emergency food assistance. Despite constraints, WFP and implementing partners provided emergency food commodities and cash-based transfers to more than 1.1 million food-insecure people in July