Humanitarian needs overview 2019
An estimated 5.7 million people in Sudan need some form of humanitarian assistance
Humanitarian needs in Sudan are driven by several factors including displacement, climatic shocks and hazards, localised armed clashes and inter communal violence, disease outbreaks, food security, malnutrition and protection risks. An estimated 5.7 million people in Sudan need some form of humanitarian assistance. This includes over 1 million refugees and asylum seekers, the majority of whom are largely dependent humanitarian assistance. Further the situation is exacerbated by the ongoing macro-economic challenges resulting in high inflation - a three-fold increase compared to one year ago. This has led to shortages of fuel and cash, increase in prices of key commodities and medicines and subsequently reduced household purchasing power.