Sudan

Sudan Situation Report, 1 Oct 2020 [EN/AR]

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  • More than 875,000 people have been affected by unprecedent flooding in Sudan, according to the Government.
  • North Darfur, Khartoum, Blue Nile, West Darfur and Sennar states have been particularly hit, accounting for 51 per cent of all people affected by heavy rainfall in Sudan.
  • A surging inflation is leading to increased humanitarian needs in Sudan and hampering humanitarian assistance when millions of vulnerable people need it the most.
  • UNHCR and partners have provided emergency shelter and essential household items to over 181,000 people affected by floods, including refugees and displaced families.
  • COVID-19 transmissions continue and 13,668 people had contracted the virus in the country, as of 5 October 2020.

More polio cases detected, 10 million polio vaccine doses arrive in Khartoum

The number of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) detected in Sudan has increased and currently stands at 23 cases. A total of 11 states are affected, indicating widespread circulation of the virus, according to the joint situation report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) of Sudan. The outbreak in Sudan is related to an outbreak of cVDPV2 in the eastern part of Chad.

Planning is ongoing for the first round of the national polio campaign in October. The plan is to vaccinate 8.6 million children under five, twice in all 18 states of the country, using monovalent Oral Poliovirus Type 2 (mOPV2) vaccine during October-November.

On 1 October, FMoH received 10 million doses of polio vaccine from UNICEF for the polio campaign. The first round of the campaign will start on 26 October with the support of UNICEF and WHO. WHO and UNICEF are advising health workers and caregivers to observe strict health and safety measures against COVID-19 during the campaign.

For more information on the impact of the economic crisis on humanitarian needs and response, please check OCHA's Humanitarian Key Messages.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.