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UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report, October 2016



  • For the first time in six years, UNICEF secured access to Golo, Jebel Marra (Central Darfur) to undertake an education assess-ment from 19-22 October 2016. The initial report indicates ur-gent assistance is needed for 3,739 children in five schools and 9,000 out of school children. This area has been inaccessible to humanitarian interventions since 2010.

  • In response to suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) UNICEF provided lifesaving water supplies to some 108,740 people in Blue Nile, Kassala and Sennar states. Safe water is also being provided through chlorination of the exist-ing water supply, water trucking as well as the installation of 13 bladders and the rehabilitation of 12 hand pumps.

  • From January to September, a total of 173,973 children (86,980 girls and 86,993 boys) suffering from severe acute malnutrition have been treated across Sudan. These children represent 70% of the targeted 250,000 children to receive treatment by the end of the year.

  • Children represent 60 per cent of the total 90,516 refugees who have arrived from South Sudan since January this year.

  • UNICEF participated in an inter-agency mission in South Kordofan on 16-21 October to 12 villages and Abu Kershola town identifying some 4,400 IDPs in need of assistanceThe UNICEF Sudan human-itarian appeal for 2016 is just 44% funded. Most affected are WASH (65% underfunded) Child Protection (62% under-funded), and UNICEF’s cluster coordination role (81% under-funded), which affects the achievement against targets.


2,600,000 children
4,400,000 people
# of people affected
(Source: Humanitarian Action for Children 2016)

1,200,000 children
1,980,000 people
# of people displaced in Darfur
(Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016)

178,330 children
254,757 people
# of South Sudanese Refugees since outbreak of conflict on 15 December 2013
(Source: UNHCR Information Sharing Portal, 15 October 2016. Up to 70% of South Sudanese refugees are children)

UNICEF Appeal 2016
US$ 117 million

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

Sudan is host to over a quarter of a million (254,757) South Sudanese refugees (178,330 children). This represents some 25% of all South Sudanese that have been forced to flee conflict in search of refuge outside their country since 2013. Since January, nearly 55,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in East Darfur, fleeing conflict and food insecurity. This represents 60 per cent of the total 90,516 refugees who have arrived from South Sudan since January this year.

In Tawilla locality, North Darfur, 1,600 people1 were reported to be displaced by inter-communal violence across 13 villages and farms near Kosa. The most urgent identified needs are access to healthcare, water, food, essential household items, protection and education services. At least 4,400 IDPs in Abu Kershola locality, South Kordofan, who fled their homes in 2014 and have since been displaced several times, are in need of nutrition services, rehabilitation of water sources, medication and new sanitation structures. In Darfur more than 200,000 people2 are thought to have been internally displaced in 2016, of which at least 120,000 are estimated to be children.