- Revised appeal on 25 August for entire country calls for $722 million to cover humanitarian needs until the end of the year.
- As of early September only $434 million received.
- Appeal not limited to Darfur; in southern Sudan, funds are needed to help internally displaced persons (IDPs) return to their homes as separate civil war there nears end.
- Only $17 million of the required $153 million to assist those IDPs has been donated.
- The UN is asking for $166 million to meet humanitarian demands for the rest of this year.
- So far only $80 million received.
- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has the greatest need, with $105 million required to handle the ever-growing number of refugees, now estimated at 200,000.
- Growing concerns that Chadian host communities also need humanitarian support because their own resources have been drained to help the refugees.
Darfur (including Sudan and Chad )
- Overall funds for the Darfur crisis revised up to $365 million from $350 million at the start of August and $250 million in March.
- Part of the additional money sought will be used to pay for the World Food Programme's (WFP) airlift of emergency food supplies.
- Insecurity and violent clashes reported in all three states of Darfur , with IDPs still afraid to return to their home villages.
- Security has improved in many of the camps for IDPs.
- At least 1.5 million people affected by the conflict, including 1.2 million IDPs living in 139 campsites and 200,000 refugees in neighbouring Chad .
- The number of people needing food assistance is 1.2 million and could reach 2 million by October.
- High rates of malnutrition in camps for IDPs and refugees.
- Outbreaks of jaundice and hepatitis E reported.
- Some 83 per cent of conflict-affected people now accessible, according to UN security standards.
- WFP has shortage of cereals, salt and sugar, while more aircraft, helicopters, jet fuel and special trucks are needed to airlift and distribute food supplies.
- Lack of capacity on the ground.
- The needs of 500,000 IDPs for basic supplies have not yet been covered.
- No cash available for systematic provision of mosquito nets, sanitary materials, cooking pots and fuel.
Health and sanitation
- Some 31 per cent of conflict-affected people have no access to primary health care.
- High risks of outbreaks of communicable diseases such as cholera.
- Acute malnutrition in many camps.
- At least 11 extra feeding centres required.
- About 53 per cent of conflict-affected people do not have access to enough clean water.
- Only 20 per cent of conflict-affected people have access to latrines.
(NB – Figures are correct as of early September.)
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