- Humanitarian organizations in Sudan provided life-saving assistance to nearly 7.5 million people in 179 of the country’s 189 localities during the first six months of the year.
- The increased assistance has been crucial to address the immediate needs of the most vulnerable people in Sudan, at a moment where the humanitarian situation is deteriorating.
- Meanwhile, nearly US$20 million will be required to respond to the current outbreak of vaccine-devired polio.
- Recent intercommunal clashes in different localities of Kassala and Red Sea states and flooding affecting over 380,000 people are driving further displacement and increased needs.
- COVID-19 transmissions also continue and over 13,400 people had contracted the virus in the country, as of 25 August 2020.
The country continues to face the health and humanitarian consequences of COVID-19
First case: 14 March 2020
Total cases: 13,407 (as of 28 August 2020)
Total deaths: 832
States affected: All 18 states
Schools: Closed (8,375,193 learners affected).
Borders/flights: The Khartoum airport is partially opened since 20 July, and is gradually resuming international and national flights.
Containment measures: On 7 July, the High Committee for Health Emergencies announced the ease of lockdown restrictions in Khartoum State. The curfew is still in place, with movements now restricted from 6:00 p.m to 5:00 a.m. Bridges connecting Khartoum with Omdurman and North Khartoum are opened out of the curfew hours and transportation is allowed during this period. Movements in and out of Khartoum are not allowed. Some states in Darfur Region have closed borders and have imposed curfews to limit the movement of people. Government institutions resumed work on 12 July, with reduced scheduled and number of employees, to reduce congestion in the workplace. All staff must wear face masks and workplaces are to be sanitized regularly.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.