SKBN CU Humanitarian Update

(September 2017) Blue Nile continues to face a dire humanitarian situation with thousands displaced by violence and flooding. Initial estimates put the number of internally displaced around 27,000, over a third of the population.

  • Heavy rains and displacement threatens the 2018 harvest in Blue Nile, creating a very poor food security outlook. • Active fighting and human rights concerns continue in and around Blue Nile, more assistance is badly needed to address the ongoing conflict.
  • New details from Kaw and Warni suggest the shrinking population faces a dire humanitarian situation.