IOM Sudan Humanitarian Mid Year Report JANUARY – JUNE 2015
The humanitarian situation in Sudan has been characterized by protracted internal displacement in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile. Currently, 3.1 million persons are displaced in Sudan of which 297,000 have been displaced since January 2015 (OCHA); 5.4 million people have been deemed in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan in 2015 (OCHA). The already complex humanitarian situation is compounded by the continued influx of South Sudanese fleeing the conflict in South Sudan. As of June 2015, 180,506 South Sudanese have entered Sudan, seeking refuge from the violence in South Sudan (UNHCR). Regional flow migrants into Sudan include refugees, asylum seekers, and economic migrants from neighboring countries such as Chad, Central African Republic, Eritrea, and Ethiopia, placing a further strain on limited resources. As of June 2015, 304,879 refugees and asylum seekers reside in Sudan (UNHCR). Yet as migration and internal displacement continues to take place on a large scale, humanitarian actors face reduced funding due in part to the growing number of severe emergencies worldwide.