• Sudan celebrates the international day for the elimination of violence against women.
• About 500 Sudanese refugees were assisted to return from Chad since 22 November 2018.
• Over 1,000 Ethiopians who fled to eastern Sudan following inter-communal clashes in Ethiopia in November, have returned home.
• In East Darfur, about 75 per cent of primary-school aged refugee children living out of camps are out of school.
• Over 200,000 people in 15 of Sudan’s 18 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods, says HAC.
• ICRC provides 3,300 returnee families in North Darfur with humanitarian assistance.
• In West Darfur, the decrease in the number of farm-related incidents has been attributed to the new measures introduced by the state government.
• Humanitarian organizations continue to assist about 182,000 vulnerable people across the Abyei Area.
• Over 19,000 cases of chikungunya have been reported in Sudan - WHO.
• About 58,000 people from the South Sudanese refugee and host communities in ‘open areas’ in Khartoum State will receive assistance.
• Prices of grains in September 2018 are higher compared to prices in September 2017, FPMA reports.
• FEWS NET projections through January 2019 anticipate an improvement in food security during the harvest period.
• About 195,000 people in 15 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods, HAC reports.
• In East Jebel Marra, over 380 people affected by a landslide receive assistance.
• UNMAS to focus on demining activities in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, the most landmine-contaminated states in Sudan.
• South Sudanese refugees are ready to return to South Sudan if they see a change in the situation on the ground and feel a strong commitment to peace by all parties.
• Heavy rains and flash floods have affected over 142,000 people across Sudan.
• About 170,000 vulnerable people in the Abyei Area need humanitarian assistance, UN agencies and partners report.
• Better procurement and supply chain management in Sudan is key to adequate health service delivery.
• Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates $20 million to Sudan to bridge humanitarian financing gaps.
# people in need in Sudan (2018 HNO) 5.5 million
Macroeconomic conditions, including devaluation of the local currency and high inflation continue to erode household purchasing power, FEWS NET said.
1,888 families lost all their possessions in East Darfur’s El Neem IDP camp, when an unattended cooking fire engulfed a large section of the camp.
Results of a nutrition survey indicate GAM rates above WHO’s emergency threshold of 10 per cent across all refugee camps in White Nile State
• 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.