UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report: June 2023

Situation Report: 3 June 2023

health, growth monitoring, children, infant, vaccination, immunization, Sudan, armed conflict, fighting, nutrition
UNICEF Sudan/2023/Mohamdeen


  • More than 13 million children, and over half of the population, in Sudan need urgent humanitarian assistance. These are not just numbers, they are individuals with families, dreams, and aspirations. They are the future of Sudan and deserve a chance to survive and thrive. No efforts should be spared by all actors to protect the children and their rights.
  • The peace talks between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) began in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in early May and produced a ceasefire declaration of commitments to protecting civilians and facilitating the humanitarian response. However, two short-term ceasefire deals have been repeatedly violated, particularly in Khartoum and Darfur and intercommunal violence increased.
  • To date (before and during the ceasefire) UNICEF Sudan delivered over 2,500 metric tonnes loaded with health, nutrition, water and sanitation, supplies to states across the country, including states with active fighting. These supplies will benefit at least 1.67 million children. Continued ceasefire and uninterrupted humanitarian access are needed to ensure delivery of lifesaving supplies and services.
  • Reports of deaths among the children were reported in Maygoma orphanage in Khartoum. UNICEF is providing lifesaving supplies and coordinating efforts with partners to relocate them as safely as possible if and when conditions allow.
  • UNICEF launched its revised 2023 Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal on 30 May. UNICEF requires US$ 838 million ($253 million increase) to reach 11.9 million people of which 9.4 million are children affected by the crisis, while building resilience and maintaining critical services for children, women already in need before the conflict. UNICEF is facing a 95 per cent funding gap to deliver on its HAC.
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