Sudan - July 2018 Situation Report

  •  Overall humanitarian situation: An estimated 5.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan according to the 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview (2018 HNO). Of these, 3.1 million people are in the Darfur region. The emergency situation in Sudan continues to affect people’s ability to be productive and be self sufficient.
  • South Sudanese refugees in Sudan: An estimated 766,064 South Sudanese refugees are in Sudan since 2013, according to UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR, June 2018 report). More than half of the refugee population are children.
  • East Darfur state: East Darfur state hosts 98,914 South Sudanese refugees and an estimated 635,729 IDPs and returnees needing health, nutrition, protection, education and livelihoods support. Funding has remained substantially low in critical sectors.
  • South Kordofan: An estimated 400,000 are currently living as IDPs in South Kordofan state dispersed in various localities (OCHA March 2017). There were an estimated 36,452 South Sudanese refugees in South Kordofan as of 30 June 2018 (UNHCR). Humanitarian assistance is needed to ensure access to basic services by these vulnerable groups. South Kordofan also has the largest number of returnees support in the form of livelihoods and recovery programmes will be needed to support returnees rebuild their livelihoods.
  • The threat of diseases: There is a threat of communicable and health related diseases especially during the rains season. Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD), especially in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
  • Future of IDPs: IDPs, returnees and host community members still require support as they rebuild their livelihoods. Food and cash-based programming are still a necessity, while livelihoods strategies such as natural resource management, improved crop production, livestock support, and income generating need strengthening.