Overview of the Humanitarian Situation in Eastern Sudan - SCCU Publication # 12
Eastern Sudan comprises three states, namely Red Sea, Kassala and Gedaref. The humanitarian situation in the region has been dire since the war erupted in April 2023, as the large influx of displaced people overwhelmed the capacity of local services. Increased demand for power and internet has also resulted in frequent disruptions and outages. This has caused direct and indirect impacts on the local population, affecting currency, purchasing power and prices of essential goods. The delivery of banking services has also been affected. Moreover, the non-payment of salaries due to the conflict has further exacerbated this problem.
This publication was done through a field survey with The Emergency Rooms and Initiatives operating in the region since the war erupted in April 2023. There were variations in the surveys conducted due to the decision mechanisms of the different operational bodies.
An introduction to the SCCU
Podcast series with Senior Coordinator Sara Abbas introducing the objectives of the SCCU, followed by conversations with Data Analyst Rania Amin addressing the challenges of humanitarian response in Sudan and the importance of coordination and localising efforts.