Sudan - August 2019 Situation Report

Sudan - August 2019 Situation Report

  • Market prices for staple foods remain high, and as such household food insecurity, that is both availability and access persist for the most vulnerable especially in parts of Red Sea, Kassala, East, West and North Kordofan, East, Central and West Darfur, Gedaref and Blue Nile states faced crisis levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 3). Of grave concern¬†also are Internally displaced persons in parts of South Kordofan and conflict-affected households of Jebel Mara in Darfur who continue to be at risk of emergency levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 4).
  • Heavy flooding across Sudan has severely affected at least 346,000 people including partially or totally damaging their homes, according to OCHA. It has been forecasted that the rains will persist until October and thus the risk of flooding remains high. Affected households require urgent support in the form of essential relief supplies for survival.
  • According to OCHA Sudan, the risk of water-borne disease outbreaks remains high in the floods-affected areas, due to the heavy rains and flooding that have been experienced in most parts of the country.
  • OCHA estimates that the number of people in need has risen from 4.4 million in early 2019 to 8 million, with concerns raised that this number could increase further. World Vision, therefore, appeals for your continued support during this transitional period and beyond, in order to provide support to people in dire need of humanitarian assistance.