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Intense fighting has put thousands of children at risk.

Since heavy fighting erupted in the capital city of Sudan in mid-April, millions of children’s lives have been turned upside down. The latest bout of conflict has forced millions to flee their homes and shattered access to food, water, fuel, healthcare and other essential services.

  • Over 2.5 million people have been uprooted from their homes – half a million have fled to neighbouring countries.
  • Nearly 1800 civilians have been killed and 6,000 injured, including children.
  • Over 500,000 children were already suffering severe acute malnutrition prior to the current crisis. This conflict will only exacerbate the nutrition crisis.

This all comes as Sudan was already facing its worst-ever humanitarian crisis. 13.6 million children now need humanitarian support.

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The horrors of conflicts like this can have a severe and long-lasting impact on children’s mental health, unless they receive the urgent support they need. Children will have witnessed or experienced unimaginable violence.

The conflict is also denying millions of children their education. Even before this latest escalation in violence, 6.9 million children were not attending school. The latest insecurities will only deepen the existing learning crisis. 

We are working with partners to ensure that critical supplies can urgently reach people in need and that children’s rights and futures are protected.

Donate to our Child Emergency Fund to support children living in crisis in countries like Sudan and around the world. 

Our response.

We’re helping children and their families in Sudan and in neighbouring South Sudan and Egypt where many have fled to.

Across Sudan, Save the Children is supporting 112 primary healthcare facilities and 176 schools.

For families who have been uprooted from their homes, we’re distributing essential hygiene items, running mobile health clinics and setting up protected spaces for children to play and recover.

We’re also helping to reunite children who have been separated from their families and providing mental health and psychosocial support. Save the Children has worked in Sudan since 1983 to provide humanitarian support to children and their families.

Donate to our Child Emergency Fund to help us respond quickly to support children living in crisis in countries like Sudan and around the world. 

How you can help.

Children and their families are in desperate need. Over half a million children are already suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Sudan. 

Donate to our Child Emergency Fund to help us respond quickly to support children living in crisis in countries like Sudan and around the world. 

Children are bearing the greatest brunt of this conflict. It is crucial for all parties involved to prioritise the protection of children and to take all necessary measures to safeguard their lives, rights and futures. This includes guaranteeing safe and uninterrupted humanitarian access.

But to truly protect children’s lives and futures, it is critical that we see an end to this fighting.

Please join us and donate to protect children in Sudan and around the world.

Donate to our Child Emergency Fund to support children living in crisis in countries like Sudan.