Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin | Issue 19 | 14 - 27 August 2017 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • AWD cases reach over 30,000—including 657 deaths—across all 18 states in Sudan, according to FMoH.

  • Almost 64,000 people affected by heavy rains and flash floods across the country.

  • Over 424,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in the country since 2013, of whom 180,592 arrived in 2017.

  • QATAR Fund for Development donates US$70 million towards development projects in Darfur, which will benefit 300,000 people over a five-year period.

FIGURES 2017

#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 Since 15 Dec 2013 (registered by UNHCR) - as of 15 August 2017

424,182 Other refugees and asylum seekers (registered by UNHCR) - as of 30 June 2017

FUNDING

191.2 million US$ received in 2017

23.8% Reported funding (FTS, as of 27 August 2017)

Over 30,700 AWD cases reported throughout the country, reports Federal Ministry of Health

According to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as of 18 August 2017, 30,762 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)—including 657 related deaths—have been reported in the 18 states in the country since August 2016. Based on the attack rate projections another 36,000 to 40,000 cases are expected over the next six to nine months, according to the FMoH and WHO. The AWD is affecting all demographics, with females constituting 54 per cent of the cases and children under five years of age accounting for 8.1 per cent.

In order to control the current outbreak, the FMoH is leading government efforts and is working closely with WHO, the UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF) and partners to minimise the spread of AWD through activities in public health capacity-building; case management; medicine and medical supplies delivery; water quality control; vector control, hygiene and sanitation promotion and community engagement beside ensuring chlorination of water. During the week ending on 18 August, WHO continued interventions in these six key areas.

During the past week WHO staff continued supporting 14 treatment centres serving about 1.4 million people in nine states in collaboration with the FMoH. Several new treatment centres have additionally been established in South Darfur, including support to East Jebel Mara and Kalma Camp. WHO also supported State Ministries of Health and health partners with supplies for the treatment of 27,500 AWD patients in all 18 states.

For water quality control, WHO tested 5,101 water samples from sources serving 293,340 people and supported 74,630 people with vector control activities covering 12,438 households; treated 5,352 breeding sites; and disinfected 2,210 latrines.

In East Darfur, 42 rapid response team (RRT) members were given additional training and 876 house-to-house campaigns were carried out reaching 2,876 people.

The UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF) continued its comprehensive response activities for AWD working with the Ministries of Health and Water at federal and state levels. This included support in case management, such as support to oral rehydration corners; referral of cases to treatment centres; medical supply delivery; training of health care professionals and water and sanitation interventions. Safe drinking water, through chlorination and new and upgraded water sources, benefited 2 million people. Hygiene sensitisation at households, schools and child-friendly spaces; training volunteers and health promoters; mass media campaigns; and outreach activities reached 2 million people. UNICEF also distributed 33 million chlorine tablets, 610,00 soaps and 27,000 jerry cans to households.

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