UN Agencies Provide Urgent Support to Displaced Women and Children in Sudan

UN Agencies Provide Urgent Support to Displaced Women and Children in Sudan

Date: Monday, 28 August 2023

In response to the ongoing crisis in Sudan, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other agencies have rapidly mobilized resources and personnel to provide vital assistance to displaced and vulnerable women, girls, and children.

In West Darfur, UNFPA has deployed a team of health and social workers to offer reproductive health care and protection services to thousands of displaced women and girls. This includes crucial support for survivors of gender-based violence, ensuring their physical and emotional well-being during these challenging times.

Yesterday, in eastern Sudan, UNFPA successfully delivered an ample supply of reproductive health essentials to the Port Sudan Maternity Hospital. This vital provision will support the healthcare needs of 150,000 women and girls for the next three months, ensuring access to essential services even in remote areas.

Meanwhile, in Gedaref State, the UN Refugee Agency has been working tirelessly to distribute cash assistance to over 830 Sudanese families who have been forced to flee the conflict. This financial aid is crucial in helping these families meet their basic needs and regain a sense of stability amidst the turmoil.

In White Nile State, UNICEF, in collaboration with its partners, has launched a child survival campaign. With a focus on improving overall child health, the campaign aims to reach 43,000 children under the age of five. These children are receiving life-saving measles vaccinations, as well as essential Vitamin A supplements and de-worming treatment. Additionally, immediate treatment is being provided to children suffering from severe acute malnutrition following comprehensive screenings.

The combined efforts of these UN agencies are a testament to the international community's commitment to supporting the most vulnerable populations in Sudan. By providing crucial healthcare services, protection, and financial assistance, they aim to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the conflict and ensure a brighter future for the nation's women and children.

As the situation in Sudan remains critical, further support and collaboration are needed to address the urgent needs of the affected communities. The UN agencies, alongside their partners, will continue to work tirelessly to provide essential services and support to those who need it most.

Source: UN OCHA