Children continue to be the most affected by the multiple crises in Sudan, which remain amongst the worst children’s emergencies in the world. A total of 3.24 million children in Sudan are targeted for humanitarian assistance by the Humanitarian Response Plan.
The measles crisis has reached epidemic levels in 13 states and has spread to 16 of the 18 states in Sudan. So far 1,120 cases have been confirmed across Sudan. UNICEF has ordered 9.6 million doses of the measles vaccine for a countrywide vaccination campaign targeting children between the ages of nine months and 15 years. Two million doses were received on March 31st and the campaign has begun.
In the first two months of 2015, UNICEF and partners have treated over 18,000 children for severe acute malnutrition representing over 7% of the target for 2015. This is 2,500 more than in the first two months of 2014.
In response to the recent UXO incidents in East Darfur, UNICEF have been able to reach a total of 8,184 people with mine and UXO risk reduction activities.
A total of 8,156 school aged children (45 per cent of which are girls) benefited from the completion of 56 child-friendly temporary learning spaces constructed in White Nile, South Kordofan and West Darfur states.
The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 87.5% unfunded.