UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report: August 2023

Situation Report: 16 July - 15 August 2023

conflict, war, children, stress, anxiety, Sudan, fighting
UNICEF Sudan/2023/Mohamed


  • After 4 months of war, humanitarian leaders continue urging action to end the tragedy in Sudan. 13.6 million children need humanitarian aid - 1.7 million are displaced.
  • Delivery of humanitarian assistance is essential to protect children from the impact of conflict. Denial of access, targeting of aid workers, ongoing looting and bureaucratic impediments are hampering response efforts.
  • UNICEF, with partners, has reached 4.5 million people with health supplies, 2.7 million people with safe drinking water, 2.6 million children with malnutrition screening  of whom 144,000 received life-saving treatment, and over 200,000 children and caregivers with psychosocial counselling, learning, and protection support through over 400 safe spaces across Sudan.
  • Over the next 100 days, UNICEF urgently needs US$400 million to sustain and scale up its crisis response to support most vulnerable children. The cost of inaction is unacceptably high - close to 14 million children depend on these essential services to survive and thrive.


Situation in Numbers


children in need of humanitarian assistance


people in need of humanitarian assistance


children displaced internally and across borders


children targeted by UNICEF response in Sudan

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