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Cropping prospects good as favorable rainfall continues over Sudan

  • Key Message Update
  • Sudan
  • July 2017
Cropping prospects good as favorable rainfall continues over Sudan

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  • Key Messages
    • Seasonal rainfall to date has been favorable for cropping and pasture regeneration across most areas of Sudan. However, cumulative rainfall between the beginning of June and late July has been below average in parts of Kassala, and northern North Kordofan and North Darfur states. Meanwhile, very heavy rainfall has caused flooding in localized areas of South Darfur, Central Darfur, North Darfur, Sennar, and White Nile states. 

    • By mid-July 2017, 410,354 new South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan since December 2013. Over 40 percent of the new arrivals occurred in 2017 due to conflict and extreme acute food insecurity in South Sudan. During June 2017, the rate of arrivals slowed as is normal with the onset of seasonal rainfall and poor road access.  

    • In June 2017, UNICEF, the Central Darfur State Ministry of Health, and partners conducted a one-week nutrition screening campaign in West and Central Jebel Marra localities in Central Darfur State. Of the 42,667 children under five-years old screened for acute malnutrition, 782 were identified with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 3,909 with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). 

    • OCHA and the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) of the Sudanese government led a rapid inter-agency assessment in North Jebel Marra locality in early July 2017. The assessment focused on Rokoro town and surrounding villages, which were heavily affected by fighting in early 2016. Field reports suggest that over 40 percent of people living in the area did not cultivated their land during the 2016/17 agricultural season, mainly due to insecurity and displacement. Field reports also suggest during the current lean season, households have changed their food consumption patterns by reducing the number of meals consumed per day.  

    This Key Message Update provides a high-level analysis of current acute food insecurity conditions and any changes to FEWS NET's latest projection of acute food insecurity outcomes in the specified geography. Learn more here.

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