Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

WHO: Sudan Has Become Most Forgotten Crisis on Planet

Thu 07 Dec 2023 | 03:25 PM
Ahmed Emam

World Health Organization Egypt said that Sudan has become the most forgotten crisis on the planet.

"Over 70% of hospitals in conflict-affected states are not functioning properly. However, in Egypt, WHO provided financial support to more than 1000 Sudanese patients who were displaced from Sudan to Aswan, thanks to the support of the United Nations Central Emergency Fund (UNCERF) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)," WHO said in a statement.

According to WHO, the numbers coming out of Sudan are alarming: almost 25 million people are in need of humanitarian aid, and 11 million of them urgently require health assistance.

 Shockingly, over 20 million people are now experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity, and one in every seven children under five in Sudan is acutely malnourished.

Moreover, around 4.2 million women, girls, and vulnerable populations are at risk of gender-based violence, which can be life-threatening, and have limited or no access to protection services and support.