Sudan

Sudan Drought Affected Population Mar 1988 UNDRO Situation Report 1

UNDRO 88/0529

SUDAN - DROUGHT
AFFECTED POPULATION/DISPLACED PERSONS
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
11 MARCH 1988

1. FOLLOWING ALARMING REPORTS ON EMERGENCY SITUATION IN SUDAN, UNDRO DELEGATE VISITED COUNTRY END FEB 88 TO MEET REPRESENTATIVES SUDANESE RELIEF AND REHABILITATION COMMISSION, UN AGENCIES, INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL NGO'S AND MAIN DONORS.

2. ON 29 FEB 88 UNDRO RECEIVED GOVT REQUEST TO ISSUE INTER- NATIONAL APPEAL DECLARING THAT SITUATION OF DISPLACED PEOPLE FROM SOUTHERN, WESTERN AND EASTERN PARTS OF COUNTRY HAS REACHED EMERGENCY LEVEL WHICH GOVT OF SUDAN, GIVEN CURRENT ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, IS NO LONGER ABLE TO HANDLE ALONE.

3. CONSEQUENTLY GOVT HAS REQUESTED UNDRO TO HELP IN ASSESSING MORE PRECISELY NUMBER OF AFFECTED PEOPLE AND THEIR NEEDS.

4. ACCORDING PRELIMINARY REPORTS FROM GOVT, UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE AND UNDRO DELEGATE, THERE ARE ABOUT 500,000 TO 1,000,000 DISPLACED PERSONS AROUND KHARTOUM AND UNSPECIFIED NUMBER IN SOUTHERN DARFUR AND SOUTHERN KORDOFAN IN CRITICAL NEED OF SHELTER, MEDICAMENTS AND FOOD.

5. WFP ALREADY ASSESSING DISPLACED PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN KORDOFAN AND SOUTHERN DARFUR.

6. UNDRO ORGANIZING UN INTER-AGENCY MISSION TO ASSESS CONDITIONS AROUND KHARTOUM AND LAUNCH INTERNATIONAL APPEAL.


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