UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report: August 2023

Situation Report 10: 16-31 August 2023

Children, girls, boys, conflict, Sudan
UNICEF/UNI425214/Ahmed Elfatih Mohamdeen


  • Close to 14 million children in Sudan are in dire need of humanitarian assistance and protection. The ongoing war has displaced over 2 million children within the country and across borders.
  • UNICEF, with partners, has reached 5.1 million people with health supplies, 2.9 million children with malnutrition screening – of whom around 152,200 received life-saving treatment, 2.8 million people with safe drinking water, and 282,000 children and caregivers with psychosocial counselling, learning, and protection support through over 464 safe spaces across Sudan. But much more needs to be done. Insecurity, massive internal displacement, and inadequate services are aggravating the impact of disease outbreaks on young children, many without vaccination and already malnourished, exacerbating protection concerns, including gender-based violence, and putting at risk the re-opening of schools.
  • Over the next 100 days, UNICEF urgently needs US$400 million to sustain and scale up its crisis response to support most vulnerable children.

Situation in numbers


Children in need of humanitarian assistance.


People in need of humanitarian assistance.


Children targeted by UNICEF response in Sudan.


Children displaced internally and across borders.

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