UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report, June 2017 – ReliefWeb

Highlights

• UNICEF and partners supported the treatment of 7,342 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) (853 of these were children under the age of 18) in the hardest hit White Nile state.

• In Jebel Marra area, a campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and partners to deliver a package of integrated life-saving services was completed resulting in screening of 42,667 children under five years of age for acute malnutrition. 782 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition were identified and all of them were followed up for admission in the existing Outpatient Therapeutic Programmes (OTPs).

• During the reporting period, immunization services were provided to 51,991 South Sudanese refugees. 2,400 (1,095 girls and 1,305 boys) South Sudanese refugee children and children in the host communities received educational support in South Kordofan State. UNICEF and partners in collaboration with UNHCR also continuously supported South Sudanese refugee children and their caregivers in Child Protection, Nutrition and WASH.

2,300,000 children 4,800,000 people # of people who need Humanitarian Assistance (Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017)

1,400,000 children
2,300,000 people # of internally displaced people (Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017)

101,000 children
155,367 people
# of South Sudanese refugees since January 2017 (Source: ’Sudan: Refugee from South Sudanese as of 15 June 2017’ reported by UNHCR. Around 65% of South Sudanese refugees are children)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$ 96.54 million

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

Sudan is currently facing three different evolving emergencies requiring immediate response, including the Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) outbreak in 12 affected states (Kassala, Blue Nile, River Nile, Gezira, Sennar, Khartoum, Gedarif, Red Sea, Northern, White Nile, South Kordofan, and North Kordofan States); with an overall case fatality ratio of 1.9 per cent4 in the 12 states, severe malnutrition in the Jebel Marra area, and the continued influx of South Sudanese refugees, of which an estimated 65 per cent are children.

In June, suspected AWD cases in the hardest hit White Nile State reached 7,342 including 853 children. There were cumulatively 116 deaths in 9 localities in White Nile alone, with a case fatality rate in that State of 1.7 per cent. Acceleration of undertaking AWD prevention measures in schools is one of the key priories, due to the new school year starting in July/August. UNICEF has been supporting the Government’s leadership and response through integrated water, sanitation, health, nutrition, protection and community awareness interventions as well as the prepositioning of supplies.

In some of the newly accessible areas of the Jebel Marra area of Central Darfur, UNICEF is taking the lead with Federal and State-level Ministry of Health in mobilizing an inter-sectoral response to reach approximately 200,000 displaced or newly returned people, including an estimated 120,000 children with much needed water, sanitation, health, nutrition protection and community awareness interventions. Some of these areas had not been accessed for over five years.

The influx of South Sudanese refugees to Sudan continues to increase. From January to mid-June 2017,5 more than 155,367 South Sudanese refugees have arrived into Sudan, including approximately 101,000 children (65 per cent). Nearly half of all new South Sudanese refugees coming into Sudan during the period of June 1-15th arrived in White Nile State.

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