Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 36 | 1 - 7 September 2014 [EN/AR]

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 07 Sep 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Kalma camp, South Darfur 336 cases of Hepatitis E were confirmed following laboratory tests in Khartoum.

  • Tensions remain high between displaced people and Government authorities in Kalma camp.

  • UNHCR supplies held at customs in Port Sudan have been released. These supplies will benefit more than 79,000 people.

  • SRCS appeals for $2.6 million to provide to assistance to over 223,000 people affected by floods in Sudan.

FIGURES

People in need of humanitarian aid in - Sudan 6.9 million

IDPs in Darfur in 2013 - 2 million ; in 2014 (to date) - 398,321

GAM caseload -1.4 million

Refugees in Sudan (UNHCR) - 157,000

South Sudanese refugees in Sudan (UNHCR) - 93,842

FUNDING

988 million requested in 2014 (US$)

46.8 % reported funding

336 confirmed Hepatitis E cases in Kalma camp

The number of confirmed Hepatitis E cases in South Darfur’s Kalma camp for internally displaced people (IDP) stands at 336, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The 336 cases of Acute Jaundice Syndrome (AJS) were confirmed as Hepatitis E following laboratory testing in Khartoum. No Hepatitis E related deaths have been reported in Kalma camp. Two deaths as a result of Hepatitis E were reported from El Sereif camp in South Darfur. According to the State Ministry of Health (SMoH) and WHO, the number of AJS cases in four camps in South Darfur is 515 (including the 336 cases confirmed as Hepatitis E).

Humanitarian health organisations report that there has been a sharp increase in the number of AJS cases in South Darfur since the beginning of the rainy season in late July.

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