Substantial humanitarian action is urgently required in Sudan in 2014.Overall, a total of 6.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance including life-saving interventions, protection from conflict and violence, strengthening household and community coping mechanisms and, where conditions permit, supporting longer-term solutions to the plight of internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees.
The UN and partners have agreed on the following strategic objectives for 2014:
The 2006 Work Plan outlines the UN and Partners planned support to humanitarian and recovery/development programming in Sudan. In 2005, the signature of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the formation of the GoNU and the GoSS, and the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1590 - providing the mandate for the United Nations Mission in Sudan - fundamentally changed the nature of the strategies and programmes required to support Sudan's nascent peace.
Substantial humanitarian action will be required in Sudan in 2014. Overall, a total of 6.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance including life-saving interventions, protection from conflict and violence, strengthening household and community coping mechanisms and, where conditions permit, supporting longer-term solutions to the plight of IDPs and Refugees.
This mid-year review of the 2013 United Nations and Partners Work Plan for Sudan comes at a challenging time for the humanitarian community and for the people of Sudan. There has been significant and worrying new displacement; fighting between Government forces and armed groups has increased, as has inter- and intra-tribal conflict; the situation in Abyei remains tense; access for humanitarian actors to conflict affected areas of the country is unpredictable and the funding available to meet humanitarian needs has declined.
This year, flooding began at least one month earlier than normal. An estimated 410,785 people have already been directly affected -- a total of over 82,157 households. If the current pattern continues, it is expected that the situation will deteriorate considerably, particularly given that mid-August to early September is the normal peak of flooding. The United Nations and Partners, working in collaboration with government, project an additional 265,000 individuals could be affected in the coming six weeks.
Sudan is at a critical moment in its history. With the right choices, prosperity for its people will become a reality. While these choices are the responsibility of the Sudanese people and their Governments, a significant opportunity exists for a strengthened partnership between the Sudan and the United Nations and Partners; particularly in accelerating the shift towards recovery and development. Such a shift has a role to play in supporting peace and changing the lives of millions for the better. The 2007 Work Plan is an expression of this partnership.