Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (31 December 2017) [EN/AR]

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 01 Jan 2018 View Original


This Humanitarian Snapshot provides an overview of the humanitarian situation in Sudan, as of 31 December 2017, 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 the majority of the people in need of humanitarian aid. According to a recent update from the Government of Sudan, the number of IDPs across the country has reduced from 2.3 million to about 2 million. Based on revised estimates, there are about 386,000 returnees in Sudan. The UN and partners will continue to work with the Government to further verify the returnees.

In 2017, about 9,700 people were newly displaced in Darfur. An additional 7,000 people were reportedly displaced, but this number is not yet verified. In government-controlled areas of South Kordofan, 8,380 people have been reportedly displaced in 2017, of whom 4,348 were verified. No new displacement was reported in government-controlled areas of West Kordofan and Blue Nile. About 9,000 people were reportedly displaced in SPLM-N areas in Blue Nile as a result of internal fighting between SPLM-N factions, however, these reports cannot be verified.

195,599 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan in 2017, with the total number of South Sudanese refugees standing at 772,715 as of 31 December 2017. Additional sources estimate a total of 1.3 million South Sudanese refugees in Sudan; however, data requires verification.

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