- Humanitarian needs persist: There are an estimated 763,270 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan (figures by UNHCR). As long as conditions in neighbouring South Sudan do not become conducive for refugees to return, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance will continue to be on the high, not to mention other vulnerable groups in need of assistance such as the internally displaced persons, returnees and the host community.
- Urgent attention needed: With this inevitable, World Vision continues to actively seek for funding in order to provide the much needed assistance by the refugees. World Vision has submitted a concept paper for possible funding in livelihoods, as well, a proposal to provide protection assistance for South Sudanese refugees in South Darfur. Currently World Vision only provides assistance in health, nutrition and food assistance, yet there are critical needs in the sectors of WASH, education, protection and livelihoods.
- Situation dire for refugees: Continued arrival of refugees and IDPs (36,510 in November alone) particularly into the state of South Darfur, has increased the magnitude of humanitarian needs, if funding is not made available to respond to these needs, it means they will have to survive on the limited available support, or lack thereof. World Vision is therefore appealing for sustained goodwill from donors.
- Funding proposals submitted: World Vision has submitted four project proposals to World Food Programme in order to continue providing food assistance, as the current projects are coming to an end. The projects will be implemented not just in South Darfur, but also East Darfur and South Kordofan.