Sudan Humanitarian Update - 4th Quarter 2012
HIGHLIGHTS IN THE 4TH QUARTER
- In South Kordofan and Blue Nile, more than one million people remain severely affected by the armed conflict that began in June 2011. In addition, over 200,000 Sudanese refugees have fled to South Sudan and Ethiopia.
- In Darfur, fighting between the SAF and armed movements as well as inter-tribal fighting have led to new civilian displacement in parts of Darfur. Humanitarian agencies estimate that around 90,000 Darfuris fled their homes during the course of 2012.
- In the more stable and secure parts of Darfur, displaced people continued to return to their areas of origin. UNHCR verified 109,000 returns in 2012.
- A yellow fever outbreak affected more than half of Darfur’s localities and killed 171 people. The Ministry of Health, with support from WHO and other humanitarian partners, carried out an emergency vaccination campaign, vaccinating 3.5 million people in Darfur against yellow fever.