Sudan situation reports
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
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.
Sudan in the Monthly Highlights
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.
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).
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.
- UN Sudan Assistance Bulletin - 18 November 2003 [pdf, 215 KB]
- WHO Kassala Floods report and special appeal - 10 August 2003 [pdf, 1209 KB]
- A Strategic Framework for Recovery - April 2003 [pdf, 1206 KB]
- Post-conflict Strategic Framework for WHO - September 2002 [pdf]
- WHO Priorities and nedds for the second half of 2002 - June 2002 [.doc, 272 KB]