Sudan

A South Sudanese woman who fled to Khartoum during the north–south civil war prepares to return to her homeland with her family.
A South Sudanese woman who fled to Khartoum during the north–south civil war prepares to return to her homeland with her family.
Christy Forster/USAID

Latest Sudan Fact Sheet

Key Developments

Since late August, health officials have reported 137 cases of dengue fever—including cases in North Darfur, South Darfur, and West Darfur states. State Ministry of Health officials, the UN World Health Organization (WHO), and other health partners are working to contain the outbreak by providing medical supplies, training health care workers, and targeting affected areas with health promotion activities.

During November, relief actors and the UN reported clashes and multiple aerial bombings that reportedly killed eight people and injured at least 40 others in parts of the Two Areas of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile controlled by Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North.

As of December 11, nearly 115,600 South Sudanese had fled to Sudan since mid-December 2013 and an estimated 67,500 South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Sudan had received humanitarian assistance, according to the UN.

HUMANITARIAN FUNDING TO SUDAN IN FY 2014 & FY 2015*

USAID/OFDA

$60,239,081

USAID/FFP

$200,173,829

State/PRM

$37,150,000

Total USAID and State Assistance to Sudan

$297,562,910

*These figures are current as of December 16, 2014.

Background

Sudan continues to cope with the effects of conflict, economic shocks, and perennial environmental hazards, such as drought and flooding, while insecurity, access restrictions, and bureaucratic impediments limit the ability of relief agencies to respond effectively to humanitarian and recovery needs.

Since 2003, the complex emergency in the Darfur region of western Sudan has affected more than 4.7 million people, including more than 1.4 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) who remain in camps, according to the U.N. An upsurge in conflict among the Sudanese Armed Forces, armed opposition groups, militias, and ethnic groups displaced more people—both internally and as refugees to neighboring countries—in the first six months of 2013 than in 2011 and 2012 combined.

In Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states, Sudan’s “Two Areas,” fighting that began in mid-2011 between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North continues. The conflict has severely affected or displaced more than 1.1 million people within the Two Areas and caused more than 234,000 people to flee to neighboring countries, mostly South Sudan, according to the U.N.

The United States has declared disasters in Sudan due to complex emergency each year since 1987. As the largest international donor of humanitarian aid in Sudan, the United States continues to provide impartial, needs-based assistance to all accessible areas and populations, including displaced and otherwise conflict-affected people, individuals living in IDP camps, local communities hosting IDPs, and formerly-displaced returnees.

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    Last updated: December 18, 2014

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