UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report: October 2023

Situation Report 12: 1 - 31 October 2023

clean water and sanitation, water trucking, Sudan, emergency response
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  • 200 days into the brutal war, Sudan remains the largest child displacement crisis in the world, with a recorded 3 million children fleeing violence.
  • Reports of sexual violence have been rampant, with fighting intensifying in Khartoum, Darfur, and Kordofans. UNICEF has received allegations of over 3,100 severe child rights violations, including killing and maiming.
  • 19 million children are unable to return to classrooms, making Sudan one of the worst education crises in the world. Deadly diseases are on the rise and 7.4 million children lack safe drinking water, exacerbating the threat of cholera.
  • Despite challenges, UNICEF and partners have reached 5.9 million people with health supplies, 4.2 million people with safe drinking water, 3.9 million children with malnutrition screening – of whom 233,900 received life-saving treatment, 645,500 people with psychosocial counselling, learning, and protection support through 751 safe spaces, and 300,000 people with cash, information and services to preserve their health and resilience.
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