SKBN CU Humanitarian Update

(October 2017) Food security remains a major challenge due to the shortage of farmland caused by the military frontlines, and the terraced agriculture is now showing signs of social deficiency and stunted crop growth; a significant number of farms (21) and pastoral land were reported destroyed by fire along frontlines in South Kordofan; new details from Kaw and Warni suggest the shrinking population faces a dire humanitarian situation; schools have reopened in South Kordofan, not in Blue Nile, but lack of school fees, school material and teachers’ incentives remain a major obstacle for a quality education.