Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 18 | 8 October – 4 November 2018 [EN/AR]
• Over 200,000 people in 15 of Sudan’s 18 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods, says HAC.
• ICRC provides 3,300 returnee families in North Darfur with humanitarian assistance.
• In West Darfur, the decrease in the number of farm-related incidents has been attributed to the new measures introduced by the state government.
• Humanitarian organizations continue to assist about 182,000 vulnerable people across the Abyei Area.
• The Government of Sudan, UNICEF and WHO renew their commitment to keep Sudan polio free.
people in need in Sudan (2018 HNO): 5.5 million
people in need in Darfur (2018 HNO): 3.1 million
GAM caseload (UNICEF) 2.3 million
South Sudanese refugees – total: 764,400
Post-2013: 412,188 (UNHCR 31 October 2018)
Other refugees and asylum seekers UNHCR (31 Aug 2018): 158,959
594 million US$ received in 2018
58.9% funded FTS (19 Nov 2018)
Over 200,000 people across the country affected by heavy rains and flash floods
Over 200,000 people in 15 of Sudan’s 18 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods between June and early November, according to the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC). This is almost double the 122,500 people affected by floods the same time last year.
The worst affected states are Kassala (47,500 people), Sennar (33,800 people) and West Kordofan (33,200 people).
Over 19,640 homes were destroyed, according to the Government of Sudan and partners. Aid organizations continue to respond with food, emergency shelter and household supplies, and provide health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene services to affected people.
Government authorities had required each state to stockpile a sufficient quantity of emergency supplies for 2,000 people. In addition, vital medicines and medical supplies for more than a million people have been made available as part the Government of Sudan and partners national emergency preparedness plan for the rainy season.