Protracted insurgencies are being waged by armed groups across Darfur, and persistent conflict situations in South Kordofan and Blue Nile cause high levels of insecurity. Darfur has been the scene of conflict for over a decade, while violence in Blue Nile and South Kordofan increased significantly after South Sudan gained independence in 2011.
Humanitarian access to conflict zones is severely restricted and remains so despite efforts of the AU and UN to broker a peace agreement and ensure increased humanitarian access. Violence, food insecurity, malnutrition, and lack of access to basic services have caused large-scale internal displacement.
According to INFORM, Sudan is at high risk of being overwhelmed by humanitarian crises and disasters (7.6/10). Hazard, vulnerability, and a lack of coping capacity are at alarming rates of 8.1/10, 6.9/10, and 7.9/10. ?
09/11: Around 3.8 million people are expected to be food insecure in Sudan between October-December 2017. Food security in North Darfur and in parts of South Darfur, South Kordofan and White Nile is likely to remain in Crisis (IPC 3) until mid-2018 because of continuing restrictions on access to land, limited agricultural labor opportunities, and continued low asset holdings. IPDs are particularly affected.? ?
Health: Outbreaks, especially of waterborne diseases, are placing strain on limited health services, and medicine shortages are reported countrywide. Health and hygiene promotion is needed to prevent the spread of diseases in many parts of the country. 3.9 million are in need of healthcare. ?
Food security: 3.6 million people are facing Crisis and Emergency levels of food insecurity (IPC Phases 3 and 4).?
Protection: Civilians are at risk due to insecurity across Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile. 3.3 million people are in need of protection assistance.?
Information Gaps and needs
Limited information available on the needs of the people in SPLM-N controlled areas of Blue Nile and South Kordofan.
Underreporting of AWD/cholera cases means that the extent of the current outbreak is unknown.