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Humanitarian organisations assist more than 5 million people in Sudan

August 16 - 2015 KHARTOUM
People targeted for humanitarian assistance in Sudan (OCHA Humanitarian snapshot, 31 July 2015).
People targeted for humanitarian assistance in Sudan (OCHA Humanitarian snapshot, 31 July 2015).

The 2015 Sudan Humanitarian response plan targets assistance to an estimated 5.4 million most vulnerable people in the country.

In the response plan the humanitarian community aims to provide assistance to some 1.6 million of the most food-insecure non-displaced people, as well as 1.2 million of the most severely malnourished children aged under-five.

Their vulnerability is primarily driven by conflict-induced displacement, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, OCHA states in its Humanitarian Snapshot of 31 July.

At the end of 2014, some 3.1 million people in Sudan were internally displaced, of which the majority are in Darfur. A further 700,000 people were refugees, the majority of whom were from South Sudan.

Since January. an additional 211,000 Darfuris were displaced from their homes by conflict. Of these newly displaced, 84,000 have received some form of humanitarian assistance, OCHA reports.

Access restrictions and continued insecurity has prevented the verification of a further 99,000 people who reportedly had to flee their homes because of fighting, including in East Jebel Marra, according to OCHA.

An estimated 36,000 people were displaced in government-controlled areas of South Kordofan this year. 13,000 of them have returned.

In the government-controlled areas of Blue Nile, some 56,000 were displaced since January. 24,000 of them were relocated; 26,000 returned to their places of origin, and about 6,000 people remain displaced.

The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in Sudan grew every month. While 39,000 South Sudanese arrived in Sudan in March 2014, July this year witnessed a peak with some 190,000 new South Sudanese refugees entering the country in search of some safety.



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