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Sudan Situation Report, 14 Feb 2021 [EN/AR]

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HIGHLIGHTS

In 2021, HRP partners aim to support 8.9 million of the most vulnerable people, which will require $1.9 billion IDPs in Ag Geneina, West Darfur live in overcrowded gathering sites.

What you should know about IOM’s DTM Emergency Event Tracking.

Crops grown locally in 2020 start reaching markets – FAO Food Prices Monitoring and Analysis.

Local food basket costs increase, as value of Sudanese currency continues to deteriorate.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2021 published

After a remarkable year of political transformation and progress made in ensuring people’s freedoms, the transitional period continues to open up opportunities for peace-building and international engagement in Sudan. The formalization of the peace agreement reached in Juba in August 2020 between the transitional government and the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) remains a key step forward in the implementation of tasks in the transitional period. The subsequent signature of the peace agreement on 3 October was broadly welcomed and it is seen as creating momentum towards stability in the country.
Sudan’s transitional government is committed to addressing the economic crisis and reforming the country’s economy. Steps taken to this end include pledges of financial support; IMF’s programme to support economic reforms and strengthening governance; lifting of subsidies; and negotiations to remove Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List, an impediment to securing debt relief and international finance. However, reforms and gaining access to international financing takes time, and humanitarian conditions are likely to worsen before substantive progress is made.
Humanitarian needs continue to grow, driven by rising food prices, the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, record flooding in 2020, localized conflict and disease outbreaks. A total of 13.4 million people are projected to need humanitarian assistance in 2021 which represents more than a quarter of the population. This is an increase of 4.1 million from 2020 and the highest number in the past decade. Of the 13.4 million people in need, 7.6 million are women and girls. Other vulnerable groups include 2.5 million internally displaced people and 1.1 million refugees, including the new arrivals from Ethiopia.

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