UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report: September 2023

Situation Report 11: 1 - 30 September 2023

Education, learning, back to school, children, girls, boys, displaced children, displaced people, conflict, Sudan
UNICEF/UNI438399/Ahmed Elfatih Mohamdeen

Highlights

  • Six months into the conflict, the war in Sudan is severely putting at risk the health and wellbeing of Sudan’s 24 million children.
  • 2.6 million children have been forcibly displaced. This is the largest child displacement in the world.
  • Basic service delivery systems are on the brink of collapse due to insecurity, lack of access and financial resources to deliver supplies, inability to retain qualified personnel and maintain operation. Without urgent action, over 19 million children will not go to school this year and tens of thousands of Sudanese children will be on the brink of death before the year ends.
  • Despite challenges, UNICEF, with partners, has reached 5.7 million people with health supplies, 3.4 million people with safe drinking water, 3.2 million children with malnutrition screening – of whom around 201,500 received life-saving treatment, and over 529,500 children and caregivers with psychosocial counselling, learning, and protection support through 739 safe spaces.

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

13,600,000

Children in need of humanitarian assistance.

24,700,000

People in need of humanitarian assistance.

9,400,000

Children targeted by UNICEF response in Sudan.

2,600,000

Children displaced internally and across borders. 

Author(s)
UNICEF Sudan
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English

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