Heavy rains since late July caused localized flooding injuring dozens and destroying thousands of homes in Khartoum, River Nile, North Darfur, West Darfur, Kassala and White Nile states.
Improved rainfall in most parts of Sudan since late July has enabled normal planting except in areas affected by ongoing conflict. However, rainfall in Gadaref, Sinar and South Darfur states has been below average with drier-than-normal vegetation conditions. Although updated forecasts indicate average to above-average precipitation through September, these areas remain of concern, especially given their importance to national production.
Access to food will remained constrained through September, but will improve in October as harvesting begins. Food security conditions will improve from October to December and the food insecure population will decline from 5.3 million to 3.7 million people. Acute food insecurity is expected to improve to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and Minimal (IPC Phase 1) from October to December. Crisis (IPC Phase 3) will persist in SPLM-N controlled areas of South Kordofan through December.