Sudan suffers worst malnutrition in Africa

sudan-malnutritionFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – TWO million Sudanese children under five are suffering malnourishment in the wake of conflict-related displacements, epidemics, floods and droughts.
The North African country is worst hit by severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the continent, with 13 percent of all children suffering from the condition located in Sudan.
The United Nations Children’s Fund warned funding challenges could worsen an already dire situation.
As of the end of 2016, the UN agency had received US$51,8 million (R706 million) against the $117 million appeal, representing a funding shortfall of 56 percent.
Sudan is overwhelmed by violence in Darfur, the Kordofans, Blue Nile and Abyei, which has forced more than 3,2 million people to flee their homes.
Scores of children have been separated from their families and affected by grave violations as rape, and exposure to disease.
The crisis in neighbouring South Sudan is adding to Sudan’s woes.
It currently hosts 250 000 South Sudanese refugees also fleeing conflict.

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