In Sudan UNICEF is responding to the immediate needs of women and children in the post-secession period
In addition to ongoing insecurity and outbreaks of conflict, Sudan continues to face humanitarian emergencies such as floods, droughts, malnutrition and recurrent epidemics including polio, acute watery diarrhoea and measles.
The outbreak of fighting in Abyei Area and South Kordofan in June 2011 displaced over 170,000 people most of whom are children. Without additional funding, UNICEF will not be in a position to scale up emergency response.
UNICEF urgently requires US$34.6 million for Sudan and US$13.6 million for South Sudan for the next three months.
The funding requests under the Humanitarian Action Update for both countries are in line with UNICEF 2011 Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) updated at mid-year. These requirements comprise the UNICEF component of inter-agency Consolidated Appeal (CAP) along with additional needs, based on contingency planning reflecting recent developments. The HAU also highlights the priority needs over the next three months (July-September).