Sudan: Food Security Outlook Update, April to September 2015


Escalating conflict in Darfur and South Kordofan continues to limit access to food for the poor

Key Messages

  • As of April 2015, an estimated 3.7 million people in Sudan face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) levels of acute food insecurity. Current food insecurity in Sudan is the result of conflict in Darfur, South Kordofan, Blue Nile and West Kordofan. Food insecurity in some parts of east Sudan is mainly due to limited purchasing power. The size of the food insecure population is likely to reach 4.2 million during the July to September peak lean season.
  • Intensified hostilities between SAF and armed-rebel groups in South Kordofan, Darfur, Blue Nile and West Kordofan, and tribal conflict in some parts of Darfur, displaced thousands of people, caused loss of life and assets, interrupted livelihood activities, and disrupted access to markets and humanitarian assistance.
  • An outbreak of measles has been declared in 31 localities of 14 states in Sudan. Out of the 3,015 suspected cases, 1,697 are confirmed. So far, confirmed measles cases were almost four times greater than last year. A large-scale vaccination campaign by FMoH, UNICEF and WHO is in progress, but not likely to reach insecure areas, where immunization against measles is likely to remain low.