Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin | Issue 11 | 24 April – 7 May 2017 [EN/AR]
• Almost 20,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in South Kordofan and White Nile over the past week.
• Food security situation in Sudan slightly improved compared to the same period last year, according to IPC.
• Food insecurity in SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan and among new IDPs in parts of Jebel Mara is a major concern, according to FEWS NET.
• Water supplies to IDPs in Sortony, North Darfur reduced sharply from 13.7 to 8 litres per person daily due to the ground water level drop in the area, according to aid agencies.
FIGURES 201 7
# people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO) 4.8 million
# people in need in Darfur (2017 HNO) 3 million
GAM caseload (2017 HNO) 2.2 million
South Sudanese refugees in Sudan - since 15 Dec 2013 (registered by UNHCR) - as of 30 April 2017 375,719
Other refugees and asylum seekers (registered by UNHCR) - as of 31 March 2017 144,866
Almost 20,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in one week
Nearly 20,000 South Sudanese refugees reportedly arrived in White Nile and South Kordofan states between 29 April and 6 May, according to the most recent update on South Sudanese influx into Sudan by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). This latest influx follows intense fighting in the Kodok and Tonga areas in South Sudan’s Upper Nile and deteriorating humanitarian situation due to increasing needs and security concerns in areas where displaced civilians have gathered in Aburoc and the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Malakal. The majority of newly arrived refugees are women and children.
While the upcoming rainy season may limit civilian movements, reports from humanitarian actors in South Sudan indicate that between 35,000 and 50,000 people have been displaced in the affected areas and could try to flee to Sudan before the rainy season, which usually lasts from June to September.
Of the nearly 20,000 refugees who arrived over the past week, over 9,300 (about 1,300 per day) arrived in White Nile and nearly 6,000 arrived in South Kordofan, with an additional 4,000 estimated to be transiting through South Kordofan on their way to White Nile, UNHCR reported.