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Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin | Issue 02 | 15 – 28 January 2018 [EN/AR]

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  • UNHAS scheduled to resume regular flights to South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

  • With UN Darfur Fund support, 30 health facilities in Darfur will be rehabilitated, improving health care services to more than 3 million people.

  • In 2017, almost 520,000 children in Sudan received their first measles vaccination.

  • MSF-Switzerland MUAC screening in Kario site indicates malnutrition rates well below global thresholds.

  • Some 3,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan during 1-15 January.


people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO)

4.8 million

people in need in Darfur (2017 HNO) 3 million

GAM caseload (2017 HNO)

2.2 million

South Sudanese refugees – total 770,110 Pre-2013 352,462 Post-2013 417,648

(UNHCR 15 Jan 2018)

Other refugees and asylum seekers, UNHCR (31 Dec 2017) 152,095


US$ 1.01 billion $ requested in 2018

5 million US$ received in 2018

0.5% funded (FTS, as of 28 Jan 2018)

UNHAS to resume regular flights to South Kordofan and Blue Nile states in early February

The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) is scheduled to resume early next month flights to South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. Pending approval from the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) for an aircraft selected by UNHAS, flights are scheduled to start on 4 February to both Kadugli and Ed Damazine.

In January, SCAA announced any aircraft older than 20 years would no longer be allowed to operate within the country. Both UNHAS and the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) were affected by this decision. The only UNHAS aircraft capable of landing on the poor surface of Kadugli’s airstrip was denied permission to continue flying in Sudan. This forced UNHAS to temporarily suspend flights to Kadugli in January – while a new aircraft was being contracted. UNHAS transports an average of 50 passengers from Khartoum to Kadugli every month.

Flights to Ed Damazine are currently served upon request, because low demand and funding restrictions have stopped regular services. With the arrival of the new aircraft, regular flights to Ed Damazine will be resumed.

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