The children of Sudan, the future of Sudan

UNICEF is committed to continue to strive #ForEveryChild until no child in Sudan is left behind

girls, smiles, Sudan, UNICEF
UNICEF Sudan/Noorani/2019


UNICEF celebrates this year its 70th anniversary in Sudan. UNICEF started delivering programmes in Sudan 70 years ago in 1952, with a permanent office established in the capital, Khartoum, in 1974. UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of child rights, to help children fulfill their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

Unfortunately, and no matter the results for children delivered over the years with support of our partners and key stakeholders, much remains to be done and we need to find ways to accelerate progress for children in Sudan.

Humanitarian organizations estimated in the 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan that 14.3 million people across Sudan will need humanitarian assistance in 2022. The majority of people in need are women and girls – 8.2 million or 57 per cent, while more than half in need are children (7.8 million or 55 per cent).

No matter the political, economic and social complexities in Sudan, we cannot leave millions of children and young people in need behind. Now more than ever it is important to continue to strive for every child to try safeguarding a stable, productive, prosperous and peaceful future for Sudan.

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