Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2019-2020

Humanitarian needs in Sudan remain significant, with over 4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance this year; including 2.3 million internally displace people. Millions of people are facing food insecurity and acute malnutrition

Funding requirements

Health sector funding requirements for 2019

US$ 64.2 million for 2019

AHO funding requirements for 2019

US $ 15 737 944

Beneficiaries targeted by health partners in 2019

Health partners will target 4.06 million people in 2019. These include:

  • 51% women
  • 53% children
  • 5% elderly
  • 33% men

Background

Humanitarian needs in Sudan remain significant, with over 4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance this year; including 2.3 million internally displace people. Millions of people are facing food insecurity and acute malnutrition.
While the security situation has improved, the continued conflict causes internal displacement. There are also crisis levels of food insecurity and malnutrition with 3.6 million people currently suffering from food insecurity, and 2.2 million children suffering from acute malnutrition. The main contributing factors to these high levels of malnutrition are food insecurity, disease outbreaks, lack of access to primary healthcare and clean drinking water, inadequate sanitation facilities, and poor infant feeding practices. Both acute and chronic forms of undernutrition affect the growth, development and survival of children in Sudan.

Health sector situation

Over one in three children under five are too short for their age (stunted) and more than one in six are too thin for their height (wasted). According to the Ministry of Health, some 2.2 million children suffer from wasting annually, out of which over 573 000 suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). Eleven out of the eighteen states have a malnutrition prevalence above 15%, which is above the emergency threshold as per WHO standards. Some states have much higher rates, such as North Darfur where Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence is at 27.9 per cent. This is particularly significant in the east of Sudan, where chronic underdevelopment often results in acute humanitarian needs.
Continuing population displacement from neighbouring countries and access constraints will likely increase the need for strong preparedness and timely response to communicable disease outbreaks including measles, acute watery diarrhoea, hepatitis E and scabies. Maternal and infant mortality will continue to be a priority problem particularly among vulnerable populations.

Health sector objectives:

  1. Populations affected by natural or man-made disaster receive timely assistance during and in the aftermath of a shock
  2. Displaced populations, refugees, returnees and host communities meet their basic needs and/or access essential basic services while increasing their self-reliance

AHO Projects in Sudan

Access to integrated primary health care and referral services, including prevention, detection and control of public health hazards for the vulnerable populations affected by natural and manmade disasters in Sudan’

SUD-19/H/111765/199
Requested funds US$ 15 737 944