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Republic of Sudan: Current (Dec.2016) and Projected (Jan.-March 2017) Acute Malnutrition Situation

01/12/2016 - 31/03/2017
  • Acute malnutrition is widespread in Sudan. 33 of the 90 localities (more than 30%) analysed have critical and extremely critical levels of acute malnutrition according to the IPC for Acute Malnutrition analysis. 
  • North Darfur, Red Sea, and Blue Nile States have the highest number of localities with critical and extremely critical levels of acute malnutrition; Kassala, South Darfur and White Nile States all have at least one locality in critical and/or extremely critical levels of acute malnutrition.
  • Inappropriate feeding practices, poor sanitation and water conditions coupled with cultural practices are attributable to these high levels of acute malnutrition and need urgent attention; in some localities diarrhoea outbreaks are also reported.
  • While the acute malnutrition situation is expected to improve in majority of the states in the upcoming season, the scale of the problems warrent immediate response from all actors.


Building on the IPC for Acute Malnutrition situation analysis, there is a need to carry out a response analysis and design and implement appropriate interventions to address this critically high levels of acute malnutrition.


It is critical to ensure treatment facilities and services are available and accessible to all children identified through exhaustive screening and referred for treatment. All children referred to health facilities for treatment should be followed up and compliance should be ensured – this may possibly be done through community mobilisation.


It is also vital to address diarrhoea outbreaks and ensure adequate treatments for ARI as immediate follow up. Child feeding practices and poor sanitation and hygiene conditions also need to be addressed.


Download the IPC brief on Sudan Acute Manlnutrition Situation below >> 

Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD