UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report: December 2023

Situation Report 14: 1 January to 31 December 2023

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  • Since the start of the war between Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in April 2023, over 7.6 million people 1 , half of whom are children, have been forced to flee widespread violence. In December, the escalation in fighting in Gezira state alone has displaced half a million people.
  • Insecurity, bureaucratic impediments, connectivity challenges and limited technical and humanitarian staff are affecting the delivery of aid.
  • Despite challenges, UNICEF and partners reached over 6.4 million people with health supplies, 5.9 million people with safe drinking water, 5.4 million children with malnutrition screening – of whom almost 313,400 received life-saving treatment, 870,100 people with psychosocial counselling, learning, and protection support, and 300,000 people with cash, information and services to preserve health and resilience.
  • UNICEF appeals for US$840 million in 2024 to sustain and scale lifesaving and resilience services for 8 million of the most vulnerable children of Sudan.
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