Unicef reports children starving in eastern Sudan | Radio Dabanga

A Unicef Sudan worker measures the upper-arm circumference of a child: a measurement in the red zone means that the child is acutely malnourished (Unicef Sudan)

The UN Children’s Fund stressed the high mortality rate among children in Sudan, in particular children under a year, because of malnutrition and childhood diseases. Unicef plans to open a centre in eastern Sudan, stating that malnutrition there is worse than in the Darfur region. …

He said that the “extensive spread of measles” is a result of the low immunisation coverage, and the increase of malnutrition, weight loss, and stunting diseases. … He added that the budget allotted for Sudan amounts to $130 million, saying it only covers 60 percent of the organisation’s actual needs, and urged partners to continue their support for Unicef programs in Sudan. …

Source: Unicef reports children starving in eastern Sudan | Radio Dabanga

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