Sudan Situation Report, 9 Jan 2020 [EN/AR]

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from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 09 Jan 2020
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FLASH UPDATE

Humanitarian Response in Geneina, West Darfur

Humanitarian partners continue to assist people affected by inter-communal conflict between Massalit and Arab tribesmen in and around El Geneina town, state capital of West Darfur. According to media reports, Prime Minister Dr Abdallah Hamdouk said in a press statement that the two parties committed to a cessation of hostilities, non-aggression, and keeping peace and stability in the area.

Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and partners estimate that about 40,000 people have been displaced, including 32,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from three IDP camps (Krinding 1, Krinding 2, and Al Sultan IDP camps). In addition, UNHCR reports that thousands have crossed the border into Chad, seeking refuge in villages near the border with Sudan. Assistance being provided includes food, health, NFIs, nutrition, WASH and protection services.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 40,000 people have been displaced in West Darfur, including 32,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from three IDP camps

  • Humanitarian partners visit the IDPs site affected by the recent incidents in El Geneina, West Darfur

  • Looting of the former UNAMID Super Camp in Nyala town, South Darfur

  • Chikungunya (260 cases), cholera (346 cases), dengue (4,096 cases), diphtheria (80 cases) and rift valley fever (453 cases) were reported across the country as of 18 December 2019

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