Further to the last situation update on refuges movement due to the South Sudan crisis, the people movement into its neighboring country – Sudan is also increasing intense. Sudan has received the second highest number of refugees coming from South Sudan, after Uganda. Sudan is hosting more than 417,000 South Sudanese refugees, including 137,000 people arrived since the beginning 2017.
Currently these refugees are mainly being accommodated in 9 states* of Sudan. The new arrivals are mainly women and children many of them are in poor health, most are exhausted and traumatized. They arrived in Sudan with limited personal belongings and clothes and are in urgent need of protection, nutrition, shelter, household items and health services.
*The 9 states included: White Nile, East Darfur, South Kordofan, Khartoum, West Kordofan, South Darfur, North Darfur, Blue Nile and North Kordofan.
Red Cross Actions
Click to refer to Work Report 3
Hong Kong Red Cross Actions
In addition to the recent support to Uganda, Hong Kong Red Cross has mobilized HK$200,000 for Sudan to support newly arrived refugees with health, water, sanitation, hygiene, shelter and household items through the International Red Cross and Sudanese Red Crescent Society.
HKRC has been supporting the operation related to South Sudan crisis since 2014. Since then, HKRC has allocated HK$814,696 to support affected population in South Sudan, Ethiopia and Sudan through the International Red Cross.
(1) For operations related to current drought and food crisis in South Sudan, Ethiopia and other 9 African countries, please refer to Africa Food Crisis Work Report
(2) For operations related to South Sudan humanitarian crisis & Ethiopia response to population movement, please refer to work report