UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report: January 2024

Situation Report 15: 1 to 31 January 2024

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  • Sudan continues to be the world’s largest child displacement crisis, with 4 million children displaced – 13,000 children every single day for 300 days. Widespread malnutrition and a shattered health system threaten to kill far more children than the armed conflict itself - with 17.7 million people acutely food insecure across the country. 19 million school-aged children still remain out of school.
  • Since the start of the conflict in April 2023, and despite challenges, UNICEF and partners have reached 8.4 million people with safe drinking water, 3.7 million children with malnutrition screening, of whom over 231,000 received life-saving treatment, 783,000 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 7.6 million of the most vulnerable children of Sudan.


  • 13,600,000 children in need of humanitarian assistance.
  • 24,800,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance.
  • 7,600,000 children targeted by UNICEF response in Sudan.
  • 4,000,000 children displaced internally and across borders
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