Humanitarian Health Action

Sudan situation reports


  • 5 August 2015

    Preparedness for acute watery diarrhoea and cholera in Sudan

    As of 30 July 2015, no cases of cholera or outbreaks of diarrhoeal diseases are reported in Sudan. An alert of 10 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea reported on 29 July 2015 from Al-Shaheed Afendi camp for internally displaced persons in Bau locality in Blue Nile State, (12 km south Ed Damazine town), was verified as negative by both the Federal Ministry of Health and WHO.


  • January - March 2014

    More than 300 000 people are affected by the new wave of insecurity and violence across Darfur. This has generated enormous additional humanitarian needs since late February 2014. As of 14 April, the total cumulative number of people who have been affected by the new crisis stands at 332 819. This includes 214 495 people who remain displaced across all Darfur states, 63 419 people who returned to their areas of origin, and some other people who have been affected but not displaced. Returns mainly took place in Saraf Omra town in North Darfur after the security situation had improved.

  • 10 March 2014

  • 1 - 14 February 2014


  • November 2013

    Situation report on Yellow fever in Sudan

    26 Novembre 2013 -- Institute Pasteur in Dakar has reconfirmed the current outbreak as Yellow Fever. Between 3 October and 24 November 2013, a total of 44 suspected cases of Yellow Fever were reported including 14 deaths. A total of 12 localities in West and South Kordofan are affected by the current outbreak. Communicable disease surveillance system has been strengthened in White Nile, Gezira, Kassala, Gedarif and Khartoum.

  • 31 August 2013

    Health Sector Bulletin

    31 August 2013 – Heavy rain and flooding has been reported in 49 localities in 14 states in Sudan. According to the Humanitarian Aid Commission 340 000 people has been affected. One of the major health concerns during this emergency is the collapse of 54 661 latrines that pose serious risks to public health. The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) reported gaps related to water chlorination, water quality testing and environmental sanitation. Around 1 665 water sources out of 2 024 were so far chlorinated. For the next two months there is a gap in funding the operations.

  • 1 - 14 June 2013

    Sudan health highlights

    Overall security situation in North Darfur remained tense especially in Jebel Amir crisis-affected areas namely Elseraif town, Kebkabiya and Saraf Omra. As results of the inter-tribal conflict that first erupted early this year, deaths and injuries were reported from Elseraif Hospital. In addition, cases of suspected acute jaundice syndrome (AJS) and Measles were from Elseraif area. The Health Sector has been looking into the situation and has initiated providing support to health services in Jebel Amir. During the week, shipment of medicines and supplies to Elseraif was the Sector’s main concern.


  • June 2011

    Providing health care despite the crises in South Kordofan and Abyei

    Insecurity and movement restrictions limit humanitarian access in many parts of South Kordofan. The humanitarian community has proposed a three-day ceasefire to allow aid to reach affected communities and to relieve UN staff currently caught in Kadugli. As Health Cluster lead agency, WHO requested that all partners identify needed medicines and supplies in the health facilities they support so that these can be urgently transported once the ceasefire takes place.

  • May 2011

    Sudan: Supporting health care for populations fleeing Abyei

    Following clashes between northern and southern forces, the North Sudanese army has reportedly taken control of Abyei Area. Most of the population has left Abyei Town and more are expected to flee south in the coming days (Abyei area has an estimated population of 110 000).

  • January 2011

    Southern Sudan: maintaining basic health services in the wake of the referendum

    The referendum was completed with only sporadic clashes reported in some areas, especially in and around Abyei Region and Upper Nile State. The required 60%-of-voters turnout has reportedly been reached. Abyei, where the referendum still needs to be held, remains the key area of contention.


  • 1 April - 30 June 2009

    Humanitarian overview

    The second issue of the Sudan humanitarian overview (SHO) for 2009 aims to provide an overview of humanitarian trends and activities in Sudan, along with a focus on particular issues of interest.


  • 19 August 2008

    Floods in Aweil - Northern Bahr El Ghazal State

    On August 4th, 2008, the Ministry of Health received the information on increased cases of acute watery diarrhea and malaria in Aweil town and other counties due to the on-going floods. In consultation with health partners and WHO, the MOH-GoSS dispatched a technical team to investigate the reported outbreak in NBGS.

  • 2 July 2008

    Controlling health risks for people displaced by the conflict, and restoring basic health services for the returning population are priorities for government authorities, WHO and aid partners.



  • 11 April 2005

    Health is key to sustained peace and prosperity in Sudan

    The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) follows two decades of war and misery for millions of Sudanese. It offers the enticing prospect of security, recovery and increased prosperity. But the people of Sudan are not yet healthy enough to benefit fully from this opportunity.

  • 2003 - 2004

    Darfur: One year on

    This report aims to give a comprehensive description of the activities carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the crisis in Darfur from its emergence at the end of 2003 to the end of 2004, when the response was in full implementation.