Sudan: 700,000 Children in Need of Aid

Due to ongoing wars, Sudan is experiencing a grave humanitarian situation characterised by widespread displacement, violence, and critical humanitarian needs.

Development Diaries reports that after 300 days of war, 700,000 children in the country are suffering from the deadliest type of starvation, according to figures from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

We understand that more than 700,000 children are likely to suffer severe acute malnutrition, the most dangerous form of hunger.

Sudan has a long history of internal conflicts, including the Darfur conflict, the South Sudanese civil war, and other regional conflicts, which have collectively taken a heavy toll on the civilian population.

Sudan has seen the most significant children displacement in history, as described by UNICEF.

Sudanese citizens have not only faced starvation and mass displacement amounting to millions, but also a 500 percent rise in confirmed incidences of homicide, sexual assault, and enlistment in armed organisations in comparison to a year before.

The persistent conflict and violence have led to widespread human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, sexual violence, and the recruitment of child soldiers.

In addition, conflict-affected areas often lack access to basic services such as health care, education, and clean water. Infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, making it difficult for humanitarian organisations to deliver assistance effectively.

This lack of access to essential services contributes to increased vulnerability and suffering among the population, particularly women and children.

Development Diaries calls on donors and the international community to join concerted efforts to support humanitarian assistance, promote peace and stability, and address the root causes of conflict in the region.

Source: UN

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