Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin | Issue 20 | 28 August - 10 September 2017 [EN/AR]

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 10 Sep 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Harvests in October will maintain or improve food security through to January 2018 - FEWS NET.

  • About 460,000 South Sudanese refugees—fleeing hunger and violence in South Sudan—have arrived in Sudan since December 2013.

  • The third consecutive week of above-average rainfall in Sudan has resulted in flash floods, damage to infrastructure, and displacement - FEWS NET.

  • UNHCR received a GBP £3 million contribution from DFID to assist up to 150,000 South Sudanese refugees and 15,000 people from host communities.

FEWS NET: harvests starting in October will maintain or improve acute food insecurity

The latest FEWS NET Sudan Food Security Outlook Update for August 2017 indicates that in much of Sudan harvests starting in October will maintain or improve acute food insecurity to Minimal (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2) levels between October 2017 and January 2018. New IDPs in Darfur, South Kordofan, Blue Nile, West Kordofan, and refugees from South Sudan will likely remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) levels of food insecurity as continued displacement limits access to land for cultivation and to seasonal agricultural labour opportunities, according to the FEWS NET report.

There were prolonged dry spells lasting two to three weeks in July—as well as reports of a late onset of rainfall in some areas—in eastern and northern parts of North Kordofan,
North Darfur, West Darfur, and northern parts of Kassala and Gadaref states. These dry spells, as well as reports of a late onset of rainfall in some areas, has reportedly delayed planting and/or

caused wilting of newly germinated seedlings, according to FEWS NET.

In central and western parts of the Jebel Marra area, the ability of IDPs to cultivate is likely to be reduced due to insecurity, displacement far away from farms, and a lack of agricultural inputs, including seeds and tools. Access to seasonal agricultural labour opportunities by IDPs in conflict-affected areas of South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur is also likely to be below normal, FEWS NET said.

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