Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report

April 2017

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  • Over 95,000 South Sudanese refugees including 61,750 children are estimated to have arrived in Sudan since the beginning of 2017, surpassing the UNHCR projection of 60,000. A threefold increase of 180,000 refugees is now anticipated for 2017.
  • UNICEF supported the treatment of 898 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) in White Nile state, 356 of these were children under the age of 18.
  • 31,160 emergency affected children, including about 1,000 South Sudanese refugees, were treated for severe acute malnutrition in Sudan from January to March through UNICEF’s support.
  • UNICEF, UNHCR and partners supported 926 South Sudanese refugee students (423 girls and 503 boys) living in refugee camps in White Nile state to take the Grade Eight examination in March enabling these students to move from primary to secondary education . The results indicated a high pass rate of 86% (81% girls and 91% boys).
  • During the reporting period, 19,442 children received psychosocial support services (PSS).
  • 681 unaccompanied or separated children (UASC) have either been reunified with their families in 8 emergency affected states or been placed in alternative care arrangements through UNICEF’s and its partner’s family tracing and reunification (FTR) efforts.


Situation in Numbers


2,300,000 children of 4,800,000 people who need Humanitarian Assistance (Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017)

960,000 children of 1,600,000internally displaced people living in camps (Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017)

252,560 children of 388,596 South Sudanese refugees since outbreak of conflict on 15 December 2013 (Source: ’Sudan: Refugee from South Sudanese as of 15 April 2017’ reported by UNHCR. 65% of South Sudanese refugees are children)


UNICEF Appeal 2017

US$ 110.25 million

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