There had been a large-scale humanitarian crisis in Sudan for many years when the STAIT mission took place in April 2014. The partition of the country into Sudan and South Sudan in 2011 generated substantial changes. This included the mass return of over a million Southern Sudanese from Khartoum.
There was widespread displacement and insecurity in Darfur, with serious safety and security concerns for humanitarian workers. Instability in other parts of Sudan were evident, along with grave protection, food insecurity and malnutrition concerns.
The Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) invited the STAIT mission to look at a number of areas:
The team included representatives from the STAIT, UNDP and OCHA. The mission members conducted meetings, workshops and interviews with over 75 people in Khartoum and other areas. This included the HCT, clusters, other humanitarian actors, donors and national counter-parts. Field missions were conducted to El Fasher, North Darfur, where the team met with humanitarian practitioners and people directly affected by the crisis.
The team supported the HCT to develop an action plan based on a recommended ‘Package of Reforms’. The HCT committed to the following:
"Instability in other parts of Sudan were evident - along with grave protection, food insecurity and malnutrition concerns."