UNICEF: Children pose 70% of displaced persons in Sudan

UNICEF: Children pose 70% of displaced persons in Sudan

07-01-2014, 10:10 PM

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Title: UNICEF: Children pose 70% of displaced persons in Sudan
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 07-01-2014, 10:10 PM

Khartoum-The UNICEF has revealed that children constitute 70% of number of the displaced and refugees in Sudan.

In a press release on Tuesday, the UNICEF said the crisis of the displaced and refugees has become a children’s crisis.

UNICEF is witnessing, on a daily basis, children in acute need of humanitarian assistance in constantly shifting locations, according to the statement.

“ Being on the move, in the middle of conflict, and huddling together in makeshift shelters with limited or no access to essential services can spell death, disease and disability for children in any combination, said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Sudan Representative, in Geneva today.

The statement added” The crisis in Darfur already has a decade-long history since the onset in 2003, and neither the Comprehensive Peace Agreement from 2005 or the secession of South Sudan in 2011 have entailed any positive transformations in Sudan toward a peaceful and cohesive society. As long as conflict prevails, there will be victims, and UNICEF is concerned since the most vulnerable victims of warfare and displacement continues to be children”.

The statement said that the future solutions available for Sudan are linked with taking bold measures, commending the progress in making anti-malnutrition products along with the progress in the campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation.