Poor nutrition levels across Sudan – OCHA Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin

According to the UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF), in Sudan some 2 million children under age five suffer from chronic malnutrition. The Sudan National S3M survey conducted in 2013 revealed that 128 of the total 184 localities in the country have a stunting rate classified as ‘high’ – above 30 per cent. Moreover, there are pockets of very high stunting rates, found mostly in the eastern states of Red Sea, Kassala and Gedaref, with the highest being Gedaref at 73 per cent. A further 1 million children in Sudan under age five suffer from acute malnutrition resulting in an average global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate of 16.3 per cent, which is above the 15 per cent threshold that constitutes a critical emergency …

Source: OCHA Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin – OCHA_Sudan_Weekly_Humanitarian_Bulletin_Issue_32_(3_-_9_August_2015).pdf