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USAID/OFDA supports partners to provide life-saving health; nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene support, along with other critical assistance to conflict-affected households in Sudan.
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Latest Sudan Fact Sheet


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Key Developments

Widespread flooding in Sudan had resulted in at least 24 deaths, damaged or destroyed nearly 20,000 houses, and affected approximately 100,000 people as of mid-September. In response, the Government of Sudan (GoS) and relief agencies have provided emergency shelter assistance and relief commodities to approximately 42,000 flood-affected people across eight states.

Between August 2016 and September 2017, health actors recorded nearly 34,000 cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) and approximately 770 related deaths in Sudan, according to the UN World Health Organization and the GoS. Although the weekly AWD caseload declined in recent months, AWD transmission remains ongoing across Sudan.

The U.S. government provided more than $256 million in humanitarian assistance for the emergency response in Sudan during FY 2017, including approximately $54 million from USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, more than $161 million from USAID's Office of Food for Peace, and more than $41 million from U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.


Sudan continues to cope with the effects of conflict, economic shocks, and recurrent environmental hazards, such as drought and flooding, resulting in 4.8 million in need of humanitarian assistance. This includes 2.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, 230,000 IDPs in the government controlled parts of the Two Areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, and 545,000 IDPs residing in locations in the Two Areas that are not under government control. USAID/OFDA is addressing the acute and protracted needs of conflict-affected populations in Sudan by prioritizing integrated activities in health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene. The United States has declared has declared a disaster in Sudan each year since 1987 due to the ongoing complex emergency. As the largest international donor of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, the United States continues to provide impartial, needs-based assistance to vulnerable and conflict-affected populations.

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    Last updated: November 01, 2017

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