Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report

May 2017

Mother and child sitting in a mosquito tent



  • 53,880 refugees have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan since the beginning of 2017, with up to 85% being women and children. The main destinations are the states of White Nile, South and West Kordofan, and South Darfur.
  • UNICEF supported the treatment of 876 suspected cases of acute watery di-arrhea (AWD) in Red Sea state, 264 of these were children under five.
  • 23,000 South Sudanese refugees in El Leri locality in South Kordofan, includ-ing 6,481 new arrivals, and 11,000 conflict affected people in Kurmuk locality in Blue Nile state received water through water trucking interventions.
  • 802 children were identified as unaccompanied or separated children (UASC) in March 2017. UNICEF and partners supported family tracing and reunifica-tion (FTR) efforts and these children have either been successfully reunified with their families, or placed in alternative care.
  • UNICEF and partners supported 6,420 emergency affected children (3,226 girls and 3,194 boys) living in camps or remote and hard to reach areas with their travel, room and board costs during the annual Grade Eight examination week.
  • An estimated, 31,654 children in IDP and refugee camps were screened for severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Of these, 1,108 were found to have SAM. Through UNICEF’s support, all the children with SAM were admitted in Out-patient Therapeutic Program (OTP) sites for treatment.


Situation in Numbers


 3,100,000 children of 5,800,000 people affected (Source: Sudan HRP 2016) 

1,200,000 children of 1,980,000 people displaced in Darfur (Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016) 

245,048 children of 351,048 South Sudanese refugees since outbreak of conflict on 15 December 2013 (Source: UNHCR Information Sharing Portal, 15March 2017. Approximately 70% of South Sudanese refugees are children) 



US$ 110.25 million 

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