• Humanitarian partners bolster contingency planning activites in advance of possible demonstrations scheduled on 30 June
• Schools throughout Sudan are set to open after up to 3 week delay due to safety concerns.
Mass demonstrations are planned in Sudan on 30 June to mark the 30th anniversary of the coup that brought former president Omar al-Bashir to power in 1989. Humanitarian organizations are preparing contingency plans to minimize the disruption to humanitarian operations throughout the country.
The internet continues to be blocked in Khartoum and throughout the country. The regional emergencies director at the World Health Organization (WHO) noted that the internet blackout has hampered the speed and effectiveness of humanitarian operations.
Following delays due to insecurity, schools throughout the country are opening or are set to open soon. In Khartoum, schools will open on 7 July. North Darfur schools will reportedly resume study on 30 June. In Blue Nile basic schools opened 23 June in Roseries and Damazine, while schools in rainy areas of the state will open in October (as normally planned). Schools in all other states opened on 16 June and 23 June, following one to three week delays, reportedly due to safety concerns of children, teachers and school administration.