Sudanese children face the risk of acute malnutrition.Pulbished on:
Khartoum, November 07, 2023 (LANA) - An analysis published by the “Integrated Food Security Phase Classification” initiative, a joint global initiative between 15 United Nations organizations, regional institutions and civil society organizations, which is responsible for providing data on food insecurity and malnutrition, warned that approximately one million and 650 thousand children are under Five-year-olds in Sudan are at risk of suffering from severe malnutrition.
The analysis showed that 5 million and 830 thousand people in Sudan suffered from severe food insecurity in the period between October and November 2023 as a result of the war.
The analysis expected that the number of people suffering from acute food insecurity, which is more severe than chronic hunger, will rise to 7 million and 100 thousand people in the period from April to July next year.
According to the analysis, it is expected that about 1,650,000 children under the age of five will suffer from acute malnutrition in Sudan between July of this year and June of next year.
It is also believed that 870,000 pregnant or breastfeeding women will suffer from acute malnutrition in the same period, according to the analysis.