February 19th, 2018
Humanitarian News Update from SKBN Coordination Unit
The South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit has issued their latest humanitarian update detailing the troubling situation in the Two Areas, which HART recently visited. The report confirms reports we heard of locals suffering from food insecurity and a lack of medical supplies caused by an ongoing conflict between the Government of Sudan and the SPLM-N.
• Projections for the coming leans season suggest food stocks from the ongoing harvest will last through April in South Kordofan and through March in Blue Nile. This leaves a substantial gap as the next harvest would begin, at earliest, in August.
• There remains little to no access to basic pediatric care or medical supplies in both South Kordofan and Blue Nile, putting the child population at elevated risk of death from treatable diseases.
• Schools in Blue Nile were not able to resume in October along their typical calendar. By January only schools in Yabus payam were functioning.
• Tensions remain high in Blue Nile. While active conflict has greatly subsided, mediation between parties to the conflict is needed to ensure stability and provide access for humanitarians.
Read the full update here: SKBNCU Update Jan 2018
Please donate to HARTs appeal for the 9,000 displaced and starving in Blue Nile, Sudan. Your generous donation can provide life-saving emergency rations. Thank you.
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