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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Sudan

06 Apr 2021

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A returnee in West Darfur, Sudan (file photo). © OCHA

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 6 April 2021

Sudan

OCHA reports that 56 people have lost their lives in recent clashes between the Massalit and Arab communities in West Darfur’s capital, Ag Geneina.

As a result of the insecurity, aid delivery to West Darfur has been suspended and humanitarian flights cancelled, interrupting assistance for 700,000 beneficiaries.

A state of emergency has been declared in West Darfur and additional government forces have been deployed to Ag Geneina town. Sporadic shooting continues to be heard in several neighbourhoods.

In January, conflict between the Massalit and Arab communities forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes.

Humanitarian partners have been providing food, health, sanitation and protection services to affected people in and around Ag Geneina, as well as shelter and non-food items.

The UN and partners are appealing for US$1.9 billion to help 8.9 million vulnerable people in Sudan, including in Darfur, in 2021. To date, only 7 per cent of this funding has been received.