The humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate, with multiple conflicts, epidemics and steadily increasing food insecurity. 7.8 million children in need of humanitarian assistance. 1.58 million children Among 2.87 million Internally displaced people (IDPs).

KHARTOUM DECEMBER 30: The humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate, with multiple conflicts, epidemics and steadily increasing food insecurity, which has hit record levels.11.7 million people are facing acute hunger and 3.1 million people are in the highest emergency level.

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UNICEF supported middle upper arm circumference screening (MUAC) of 4.2 million children for malnutrition, of whom 235,442 were identified with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). These children were treated through the provision of therapeutic foods through the outpatient therapeutic feeding programme.

UNICEF is supporting the Ministry of Health at federal and state levels to implement the Long Lasting Insecticides Net (LLIN) campaign. Approximately 35.5 million people will be covered with 18.3 million LLINs, across 13 states, raising the utilization rate among communities from 35 per cent to 75 per cent. This prevents both malaria and hemorrhagic fevers, and is the largest LLIN campaign in the region.

UNICEF has effectively and rapidly supported the WASH flood response operation through the provision of emergency supplies, water disinfection and water trucking services by which 500,000 people were reached in the affected localities.

Situation in Numbers

  • 7.8 million children in need of humanitarian assistance
  • 14.3 million people in need
  • 1.58 million children Among 2.87 million Internally displaced people (IDPs)
  • 423,759 children Among 799,545 South Sudanese Refugees (UNHCR SSR in Sudan 2022)

On Thursday the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in Sudan, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will launch a catch-up vaccination campaign to vaccinate children against polio and yellow fever from 29 December 2022 to 3 January 2023.

This campaign will cover the Darfur states as well as Sennar state in efforts to increase vaccination coverage and further vaccine equity in all parts of Sudan by reaching out to cover the birth cohort who missed their routine polio IPV vaccine. For this reason, the main target of this campaign will be children between 5 and 7.5 years of age.

Sudan’s last reported polio case (a case of wild poliovirus) was in March 2009 and the country was announced polio-free in 2015 by WHO. Yet it has been considered at high risk for importation of polioviruses for several years due to a decline in population immunity. 

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