Shockingly high malnutrition rates in Kassala and Red Sea states – UN OCHA

[See page 2-3.] … The global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates in Kassala and Red Sea states are 15.2 and 20.2 per cent respectively, both of which exceed the emergency threshold of 15 per cent. The two states also have stunting levels classified as very high and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) classified as above the crisis level. In Red Sea State, nearly 30 per centof mothers of children 0-5 years are under-nourished, according to FAO…

Source: OCHA Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin – OCHA_Sudan_Weekly_Humanitarian_Bulletin_Issue_37_(7_-_13_September_2015).pdf

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Gaps in refugee services remain despite ongoing provision of assistance – OCHA Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin

Funding constraints,the inability of organisations to scale up operationsto assist with the large influx of new refugees,and inaccessibilityduring the rainy season due to poor road conditions have all made response efforts in White Nile state challenging. …

Source: OCHA Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin – OCHA_Sudan_Weekly_Humanitarian_Bulletin_Issue_36_(31_August_-_6_September_2015).pdf

Poor nutrition levels across Sudan – OCHA Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin

According to the UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF), in Sudan some 2 million children under age five suffer from chronic malnutrition. The Sudan National S3M survey conducted in 2013 revealed that 128 of the total 184 localities in the country have a stunting rate classified as ‘high’ – above 30 per cent. Moreover, there are pockets of very high stunting rates, found mostly in the eastern states of Red Sea, Kassala and Gedaref, with the highest being Gedaref at 73 per cent. A further 1 million children in Sudan under age five suffer from acute malnutrition resulting in an average global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate of 16.3 per cent, which is above the 15 per cent threshold that constitutes a critical emergency …

Source: OCHA Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin – OCHA_Sudan_Weekly_Humanitarian_Bulletin_Issue_32_(3_-_9_August_2015).pdf

WFP voucher programme severely underfunded – UN OCHA

Funding for WFP cash and voucher assistance is facing a severe shortfall, with a complete break in funding anticipated from July onwards. WFP estimates the extent of this funding shortfall at almost $24.8 million, including $18.4 million in transfer value for the next six months. In response, WFP has already halted a number of expansion plans and will likely cut rations in some locations for the month of June. If no urgent funds are mobilized however, WFP may have to further disrupt the voucher distribution cycle with more extensive ration cuts or even complete suspension of the programme. This puts almost 500,000 people, mostly IDPs, at risk of receiving no voucher assistance from September onwards…

Source: OCHA Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin – OCHA_Sudan_Weekly_Humanitarian_Bulletin_Issue_22_(25_-_31_May_2015).pdf