A new report on the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan, estimates that 80% of households are living on one meal a day.

A new report on the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan, estimates that 80% of households are living on one meal a day, with girls particularly facing “critical” levels of malnutrition. The report by an anonymous NGO (the Government of Sudan is still blocking aid efforts in South Kordofan), vetted by experts at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and published by Enough is the first independent international humanitarian assessment of conditions in South Kordofan since fighting began there in June 2011.

This is a dramatic deterioration even from the dire conditions United to End Genocide recorded in interviews with refugees in a report in July. While there is some hope that the end of the rainy season and beginning of the harvest season will bring relief in the form of crops and wild fruits to improve coping capabilities, expectations must be moderated as planting was limited by violence and as it is likely that the dry season will bring increased government attacks.

This latest report comes at the same time as Nuba Reports, a group of citizen journalists operating in South Kordofan, released new video evidence in conjunction with a Satellite Sentinel Project report showing attacks by Sudanese security forces and allied militias on villages and the interrogation of a boy at gunpoint.

The timing of these new reports is important with the next report of the African Union High Implementation Panel for Sudan expected next week. This report will inform the next recommendations and steps of the African Union and the UN Security Council in turn. Though it will likely focus mainly on the recent agreements between Sudan and South Sudan, the question of humanitarian access will certainly have to be discussed.

For the time being, despite agreements with the Tripartite partners (UN, African Union, League of Arab States) at the beginning of August, that access has not been realized. Original deadlines have come and gone and the time for consequences and alternative means for providing aid is long past. The question now is whether the African Union and UN Security Council will remain true to the actions they “strongly urge[d]” months ago?

 

Save Darfur Privacy Policy

We will never sell, rent or share your personal information with a 3rd party, especially your email addresses and phone numbers, unless required by law. Never ever! Because we hate spam just as much as you do.

How do we use the information you provide?

Save Darfur uses the information we collect from you in an effort to engage you as an online activist. We will use your email address to send you periodic updates, actions you can take and for contributions. An option to unsubscribe will be in every email we send. While we won't get tired of watching Bashir, we respect your right to take a break.

Data tracking.

Some information other than personally identifiable information may automatically be collected as you browse our site. In order to consistently improve our online activities, we use cookies,track email open rates and periodically analyze our web traffic. This information helps us improve the quality of the site and enhance our online outreach efforts.

Information on children’s privacy.

We believe every precaution must be taken to protect children online. Save Darfur does not knowingly ask children 13 and under for any information. Visitors who are 13 or under should ask a parent or legal guardian for assistance when using Save Darfur and should not submit any personally identifiable information.

Links to other web sites.

Save Darfur provides links to third party web sites, and other web sites may link to our web site. Save Darfur does not endorse, nor is it responsible for the content of any third-party web sites we may list on Save Darfur. Sites that are linked to our site may have different policies; please review the privacy policy notices on those sites for details.