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Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 30 September 2016) [EN/AR]


This Humanitarian Snapshot provides an overview of the humanitarian situation in Sudan, as of 30 September 2016, using information obtained from UN agencies and partners, including the Government of Sudan. People living in protracted displacement in Darfur since 2003 and those displaced or affected by conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States since 2011 account for most people in need of humanitarian aid.

Humanitarian organisations that are members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance involving key UN and non-UN partners) estimate that at the end of 2015 there were 3.2 million IDPs in Sudan, including 2.6 million in Darfur and 600,000 in South Kordofan and Blue Nile. These figures are indicated as estimates due to insufficient access to some areas.

During the first nine months of 2016, approximately 82,000 people were newly displaced across Darfur, according to the UN and partners. Up to an additional 127,670 people were also reportedly displaced (in addition to about 59,000 who have reportedly returned) but the UN and partners have been unable to verify these figures due to a lack of access to the relevant locations. The vast majority of displacement in 2016 has been triggered by the conflict in the Jebel Marra area, that ignited in January 2016.

In government-controlled areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile an estimated 3,000 and 5,600 people respectively have been reportedly displaced since the beginning of the year.


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