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Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 05 | May – June 2019 [EN/AR]

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• 13,000 people affected by heavy rains and flash floods across the country.

• Authorities in Sennar State will provide all required assistance to people affected by floods.

• ICRC assists 138,000 people facing food insecurity with seeds and tools.

• Food consumption gaps expected in parts of Red Sea,
Kassala, Gedaref, Blue Nile,
West Kordofan, North Kordofan, South Kordofan, and Greater Darfur - FEWS NET.


# people targeted for aid in Sudan (2019 HRP) 4.4 million

# people assisted in Q1 2019 1.6 million

# people targeted for aid in Darfur (2019 HRP) 2.4 million

GAM caseload (UNICEF)

2.3 million

South Sudanese refugees (total) 852,771

UNHCR registered 412,767

IPP registered 440,004

Other refugees and asylum seekers UNHCR (31 Aug 2018) 158,959


355 million US$ received in 2019 FTS (10 July 2019)

29.1% funded FTS (10 July 2019)

Some 13,000 people affected by heavy rains and flash floods across the country

Heavy rains and flash floods have affected an estimated 13,000 people in four states across the country including North Darfur (10,250), South Darfur (2,000), Sennar (530) and Kassala (150), according to the government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and partners. The rainy season in Sudan is from June to September and peaks in August, but this year the start of the rains was delayed between one and three weeks. Most of the country will experience above normal rainfall, increasing the likelihood of widespread floods across the country, according to a statement by the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum. As humanitarian supplies are being used to respond to the needs of people affected by floods, partners will need more funding to replenish stocks in anticipation of further flooding due to the predicted above normal rainfall.

10,250 people affected by floods in North Darfur (El Kuma and Tawilla)

Heavy rains and flash floods affected about 10,250 people in North Darfur’s El Kuma and Tawilla localities.

In El Kuma town and surrounding areas, response to the needs of about 4,000 people is ongoing. The World Food Programme (WFP) will support with 15-day rations; the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) will provide shelter supplies; health partners are ready to support with a mobile clinic once affected families are relocated to dry areas; the Zakat chamber will also provide assistance; and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) partners will construct latrines.

On 6 June flash floods destroyed 470 homes and damaged 397 others in and around El Kuma town, according to IOM and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS). The most urgent needs identified were emergency shelter and household supplies, food, as well as health and WASH services.

In Tawilla locality, OCHA led an inter-agency mission to internally displaced persons (IDP) camps where an estimated 6,200 people (1,243 families) were affected by floods.
Partners have been responding to humanitarian needs of people affected and families living in low lying areas in Rwanda IDP camp and its extension Burgo, will be relocated.
There are fears that the inundated lands (ponds and swamps), poor drainage systems, and collapsed latrines will increase the risk of the spread of water-borne infections and diseases. As a precaution, mosquito nets treated with insecticide will be distributed to families affected. People whose homes were destroyed will receive emergency shelter and household supplies while those whose homes were damaged will receive household supplies. Partners will also distribute food, rehabilitate drainage systems and provided health services.

Heavy rains and flash floods between 3 and 7 June destroyed 485 homes and 899 latrines, and damaged 758 homes. Some people lost all their possessions and food stocks.

Tawilla locality has five IDP camps, Rwanda, Dali and Argo, Dabanaira and Burgo (an extension of Rwanda camp), which combined host just over 90,000 IDPs.

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