Poor harvests in South Kordofan, Blue Nile
Poor harvests, insufficient food stocks and poor pasture for livestock has displaced people from South Kordofan’s Habila and Delling localities.
According to the latest Food Security Monitoring Unit (FSMU) October-November 2015 report, an estimated 15,000 displaced people in Delling locality will need humanitarian assistance next year owing to last year’s poor harvest.
In Blue Nile state, 30,000 people in Shali and Wadaka villages, El Kurmuk locality, will need assistance through February 2016, because of the poor agricultural yields last year.
Late rains, however, have slightly improved prospects for the December 2015-February 2016 harvest, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reports in its last weekly bulletin of 2015.
Aid organisations continue to provide people in accessible areas of Blue Nile state with much needed assistance. From 15-21 December, the World Food Programme (WFP) completed the December general food distributions for 24,843 villagers in El Roseires, Bau, and Ed Damazin localities. A total of 390 metric tons of assorted food items were distributed.
On 23 December, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), through the Sudanese NGO Humanitarian Aid and Development (HAD), started the distribution of winter season vegetable seeds for 2,000 farmers in Ed Damazin and El Roseires localities.
FAO, the State Ministry of Animal Resources, and the national Charitable Organisation for Rehabilitation and Development (CORD) are conducting a livestock vaccination and treatment campaign targeting 100,000 head of livestock across the six localities in Blue Nile state. The campaign started in November and will be completed in January 2016.
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