• 4.2 million children across Sudan will be vaccinated against polio through a national immunization campaign.
• About 900 people fled their homes in East Jebel Marra locality and have taken refuge in Golo town.
• In anticipation of above average rains this year the Flood Task Force was reactivated in late June to put in place a four-month flood contingency plan for the country.
• WFP has begun pre-positioning 84,590 Mt of food before roads become impassable due to rains
• Sudan hosts 906,000 refugees – the 8th largest refugee population in any given country, according to UNHCR.
• HAC in Kass, South Darfur reported that an estimated 2,150 people have been displaced from parts of Jebel Marra and arrived in Kass town since May due to fighting.
• A new report by GIEWS raised concerns over 2018 cropping season due to shortages and high prices of fuel and agricultural inputs.
• WFP shift to cash assistance in Otash camp since 2016 benefits IDPs.
• Over 350 Sudanese refugees have returned to Darfur since April after having spent more than 10 years in refugee camps in Chad, according to UNHCR.
• IPC estimates that between May and July 2018 up to 6 million people in Sudan or 14 per cent of the total population will require food assistance.
• Staple cereal price increases are driven by seasonal increases in demand and reductions in supply, combined with fuel shortages and increased transportation costs – FEWS NET.
- At least 242,000 people in East Jebel Mara locality, South Darfur State will benefit from a one-year SHF grant managed by WHO, designed to improve access to basic health services.
- About 8,900 people have been reportedly displaced due to fighting in parts of East Jebel Marra and South Jebel Marra in South Darfur. This includes 5,900 new IDPs that were verified by IOM.
- Humanitarian organisations are responding to the needs of 3,645 new IDPs from East Jebel Marra in Otash camp near Nyala.
The visiting top UN humanitarian official Mark Lowcock urged the international community to step up support to the humanitarian response to 7.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan.
Nation-wide fuel shortages that started in March continue to impact humanitarian operations in Sudan.
Sudan’s Ministry of Health confirmed 745 cases of measles as of 4 May 2018.
Staple food prices increased in April – FPMA Bulletin.
• New cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) were reported in Central Darfur State.
• Some 2,280 new IDP families have arrived in North Jebel Marra locality, fleeing conflict.
• Fuel shortages are affecting response logistics and slowing down humanitarian assistance.
• SHF allocates $20 million to 45 projects in Darfur, Kassala, West Kordofan and Abyei • Over 10,000 South Sudanese families living in ‘open areas’ in Khartoum received NFIs.
In this issue
On 14 April, the first group of Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad returned home to North Darfur in Sudan.
Over 3,000 children from Jebel Marra assisted to take Grade 8 examinations.
The UN commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 4 April.
The latest FPMA Bulletin by FAO reports that prices of wheat, mainly consumed in urban areas, declined in the capital, Khartoum, by more than 20 per cent in March with the ongoing harvest.
The government’s Strategic Reserve Corporation has prepositioned 160,151 metric tons (MT) of sorghum in Kassala and North Darfur.
A joint mission to Otash IDP camp in South Darfur assessed the needs of some 1,200 IDPs from East Jebel Marra.
UNHCR and COR have distributed non-food items to over 6,300 South Sudanese refugee families in Khartoum.
Japan donates $1.2 million to assist returnees, South Sudanese refugees, IDPs and host communities.
AWD cases decline in Central Darfur as aid organizations respond to the situation.
Some parts of the country will face increasing food insecurity through September 2018 – FEWS NET.
Government authorities granted permission for the extension of refugee camps in White Nile and East Darfur states.
At least 105.7 sq km of land and 37,898 km of roads have been cleared in Sudan of various types of landmines and unexploded ordinances – UNMAS.
FAO held its 30th Regional Conference for Africa between 19-23 February in Khartoum.
Ending hunger can be achieved by scaling up efforts and fostering partnership towards resource mobilization - FAO.
Prices of main staples rose sharply in Sudan for the third consecutive month in January, despite the recently completed main season harvest - FAO FPMA Bulletin.
MC Scotland brings safe water and sanitation to 40,000 people in East Jebel Marra using solar panels with SHF support.
• 200,000 South Sudanese refugees are expected to arrive in Sudan in 2018.
• People in parts of North Darfur and Kassala are likely to face food shortages due to poor rains and harvest - FEWS NET.
• WFP in April will be registering protracted IDPs in Tawilla, North Darfur using SCOPE system to allocate assistance through its Food for Assets activities.
• 7,500 vulnerable people in Golo and Nertiti received winter ES/NFIs.
UNHAS scheduled to resume regular flights to South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
With UN Darfur Fund support, 30 health facilities in Darfur will be rehabilitated, improving health care services to more than 3 million people.
In 2017, almost 520,000 children in Sudan received their first measles vaccination.
MSF-Switzerland MUAC screening in Kario site indicates malnutrition rates well below global thresholds.
Some 3,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan during 1-15 January.
• About 2,500 people were assisted to return to Turba village, South Darfur from Shangil Tobay IDP camp, North Darfur.
• People flee East Jebel Marra due to internal fighting within the SPLA-AW and arrive in Otash IDP camp, South Darfur.
• The VRRC replaces HAC in coleading the RRR sector in West Darfur.
• AWD cases continue to decline, according to the Ministry of Health.
• SHF announces US$3 million as the first standard allocation of funds for 2018.
About 1,500 people returned to their home villages in Dafag, ending 10 years of asylum in CAR - UNHCR
As of 31 December 2017, the HRP funding level stood at 45.4 per cent of the US$804 million budgeted.
MSF-Spain to phase out of Sortony, North Darfur, due to the improved health situation in the area.
Plan International WASH interventions in two IDP camps in North Darfur to end in February 2018.
UK contributes over £71.5 million towards aid operations in Sudan.
- Sudan Federal Ministry of Health reports an increase in the number of dengue fever cases across the country.
- Some 1,500 Sudanese refugees set to voluntarily return to South Darfur from the Central African Republic.
- Poor health, water and sanitation conditions reported in Foro Baranga locality, West Darfur.
- South Sudanese refugee number amended upwards to include pre-December 2013 figure.
- WFP aid convoy from El Obeid reaches Aweil in South Sudan bringing food for 30,000 people.
- In Sudan, malaria cases have fallen since a spike of 1.2 million in 2014 to nearly 900,000 this year.
- Food security improves throughout most of the country, due to good harvests, FEWS NET.
- In East Jebel Marra locality, about 4,000 children under five receive routine vaccines.
- UN SC Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict commends government efforts to ensure no child is recruited in the armed forces.
• About 10,000 people need assistance in Dilling locality, South Kordofan.
• Humanitarian corridor Sudan to South Sudan eases food aid to 97,000.
• First official national antitrafficking plan launched by the Government.
• Over 200 Syrian and Yemeni refugees in Khartoum received livelihood training.
• SHF donors travel to Nertiti, in newly opened Jebel Marra.
# people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO): 4.8 million
# people in need in Darfur (2017 HNO): 3 million
• Sudanese refugee leaders visit their home villages for the first time in a decade.
• Above-average rains from August to October have lifted prospects for the 2017 cereal harvest, reports FEWS NET.
• AWD cases declining with only 50 new cases and one related death reported between 29 October and 4 November.
• Aid organisations assist some 163,000 vulnerable people in the Abyei Area.
• EU donates €106 million (about US$ 123 million) for humanitarian and development aid in Sudan.
• AWD cases in Sudan have come down during the past weeks, however, response must continue until no cases are reported for three consecutive weeks nationwide.
• An estimated 185,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in 2017.
• WFP distributed food to 66,200 people in need of assistance in Golo town.
• WHO provided medicine to Golo hospital to cover health needs in the Jebel Marra area for three months.
• More model villages will be built in Darfur in 2018 with funding from Saudi Arabia.
• UN Country Team welcomes the lifting of US economic sanctions against Sudan.
• In West Darfur, over 13,000 return to their home areas in Sirba and Kulbus localities.
• October harvests will maintain or improve acute food insecurity to Minimal or Stressed levels between October 2017 and January 2018 - FEWS NET.
• AWD cases have reached over 35,000—including 800 related deaths.
No. people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO) - 4.8 million