Sudan Situation Report, 5 Dec 2019 [EN/AR]

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from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 28 Nov 2019
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Sudan, 9.3 million people—nearly one in four—will need assistance in 2020 according to the newly launch Global Humanitarian Overview

  • IOM registers 14,500 IDPs and 111,500 returnees across the country in January-September 2019

  • Over 50 national NGOs de-registered in Sudan

  • More suspected cases of diphtheria, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF) and chikungunya were reported across the country

United Nations asks the world to invest $29 billion in humanity in 2020

On 4 December, the United Nations Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) for 2020 was launched in Geneva with simultaneous launches in Berlin, Brussels, London and Washington, D.C. The GHO is the most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of world’s humanitarian needs.

In 2020, nearly 168 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection. This represents one in about 45 people in the world and is the highest figure in decades. The United Nations and partner organizations aim to assist nearly 109 million of the most vulnerable people. This will require funding of US$29 billion.

In Sudan, 9.3 million people—nearly one in four—will need assistance in 2020, of whom 5 million are targeted to receive humanitarian assistance. The funding needed for these humanitarian interventions is $1.4 billion. A major factor driving humanitarian needs in Sudan is the economic crisis. High inflation rates–which stands at 58 per cent, and rising prices are diminishing people’s ability to cope and contributing to worsening food insecurity. Years of economic stagnation and little investment in already weak public systems have deepened needs across the country including in the central and eastern regions of Sudan. Although initial reports indicate there was a relatively good harvest in 2019, it will not counteract the impact of price inflation. At least 17.7 million people (42 per cent of the population) suffer from some level of food insecurity. About 6.2 million people need food and livelihoods assistance. Malnutrition rates are high across the country – some 2.4 million children are acutely malnourished. For more information on global humanitarian needs in 2020, click here for the GHO document

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