In December 2014, an outbreak of measles started in Gedarif and Kassala States (10 localities); it has been confirmed by a joint MOH and WHO investigation mission. A localized response vaccination campaign has been implemented. However, clustered measles cases started to be reported from additional 13 localities in 10 states. So far, more than 1600 suspected measles cases (with 710 confirmed) have been reported from 23 localities in 12 states of Sudan. One of the most affected states is West Darfur, with most of the cases among the gold mining workers.
Recently new cases are being reported from North Darfur (Jabel Amer, Sharaf Omra) were the situation is compounded by internal displacement.