UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report May 2017

• UNICEF and partners supported the treatment of 4,394 suspected cases (1,243 of these were children under the age of 18) of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) in White Nile State. 75 deaths related to the AWD outbreak were reported in the state.

• Critical levels of acute malnutrition with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rate of 15.7 per cent and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) of 5 per cent were identified in Jabel Marra area, and an immediate inter-sectoral response is required.

• 61,586 emergency affected children, including 834 South Sudanese refugees, were treated for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in Sudan from January to April through UNICEF’s support.

• Nearly 137,000 South Sudanese refugees including around 89,000 children are estimated to have arrived in Sudan since the beginning of 2017, surpassing by far the original projection of 60,000. A threefold increase of 180,000 refugees is now anticipated by the end of 2017.

• During the reporting period, 7,368 children (3,421 girls and 3,947 boys) in nine emergency affected areas including IDPs, refugees and children living in host community received psychosocial support services (PSS).

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