Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin | Issue 22 | 25 September - 8 October 2017 [EN/AR]

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 08 Oct 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

• UN Country Team welcomes the lifting of US economic sanctions against Sudan.

• In West Darfur, over 13,000 return to their home areas in Sirba and Kulbus localities.

• October harvests will maintain or improve acute food insecurity to Minimal or Stressed levels between October 2017 and January 2018 - FEWS NET.

• AWD cases have reached over 35,000—including 800 related deaths.

FIGURES 2017

No. people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO) - 4.8 million

No. 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 30 Sept 2017 - 447,287

Other refugees and asylum seekers (registered by UNHCR) - as of 30 June 2017 - 167,784

FUNDING

307.4 million US$ received in 2017

38.2% funded (FTS, as of 8 Oct 2017)

The UN in Sudan welcomes the lifting of sanctions against Sudan

On 6 October, the United States Government announced its decision to revoke economic sanctions against Sudan. This decision was facilitated in part through the collective efforts of all parties involved, especially the Government of Sudan who in the past nine months has demonstrated through concrete progress the country's interest in improving humanitarian access throughout the country. Over the past year, aid agencies have been able to assess areas previously inaccessible for several years, especially in Jebel Marra, and vulnerable people in these locations are now starting to receive the assistance they urgently require.

The United Nations Country Team said in a statement issued on 7 October, that it would continue to engage with the Government of Sudan to enable further cooperation on humanitarian and development priorities and improve stability in the country.

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