Biannual (formerly Quarterly) Updates

31 Jan 2012
Sudan Humanitarian Update - 4th Quarter 2011


Almost six months after the secession of South Sudan a number of issues remain unresolved between Sudan and South Sudan, including the sharing of oil revenues, border demarcation, the status of the Abyei region, and the return of people of South Sudanese origin who live in Sudan. Conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States continued throughout the 4th quarter of 2011, displacing thousands of civilians.

There are concerns that the lack of any...

01 Dec 2011
Sudan Humanitarian Update 3rd Quarter 2011


The secession of South Sudan took place peacefully on 9 July.
Nevertheless, outstanding issues related to the secession continued to fuel tensions in Sudan throughout the 3rd Quarter of 2011. The status of Abyei and border demarcation as well as sharing of oil wealth remained unresolved and contributed to the deterioration of the situation with signifi cant humanitarian consequences. Ongoing fi ghting in South Kordofan between Government...

30 Aug 2011
Sudan Humanitarian Update 2nd Quarter 2011


Preparations for the separation of southern Sudan on 9 July were the focus of the second quarter of 2011. 9 July also marks the end of the mandate of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).
Meanwhile, the UN Security Council has established new missions in South Sudan and in Abyei.
Independence of South Sudan

Following the referendum on the status of southern Sudan in January, in which 99 per cent of the 3.7 million voters chose...

12 May 2011
Sudan Humanitarian Update 1st Quarter 2011


  • The referendum on the status of southern Sudan was held peacefully with an overwhelming vote for secession.

  • The number of new returnees from northern to southern Sudan since October 2011 reached 288,000 people by the end of March 2011.

  • The rise in violence in southern Sudan in the postreferendum period is of growing concern, with civilian deaths and displacement, the disruption...

31 Mar 2011
Humanitarian Update: Returns to Southern Sudan - 31 March 2011

Key Issues:

  • The pace of return has remained steady with over 3,000 new arrivals the past week.

  • Assistance to returnees in conflict-affected areas is underway, but fears of insecurity persist.

  • Seeds and tools are being provided ahead of the planting season.