where do the lottery money come from: Emergency response in Sudan
Conflict in Sudan is pushing already vulnerable children deeper into hardship.
Five months of conflict in Sudan have left around 14 million children in urgent need of lifesaving humanitarian support. As violence continues to ravage the country, more than 1.7 million children are estimated to be on the move within Sudan’s borders while hundreds of thousands more have crossed into neighbouring countries.
Even before the conflict erupted, humanitarian needs across Sudan had reached record levels. Now, an already dire situation has reached catastrophic levels, with access to food, safe water, electricity, and telecommunications unreliable, inaccessible and unaffordable. Children on the move are also particularly vulnerable to hunger, disease, violence, and separation from their families.?
Places where children simply must be safe – homes, schools and hospitals – have consistently come under attack, and continue to do so.?Humanitarian workers have also been attacked, while humanitarian facilities, vehicles and supplies – including those of UNICEF – have been looted or destroyed. All such attacks undermine our capacity to reach children across the country with lifesaving services.?
UNICEF is advocating for safe passage for children and their families trapped in conflict areas and is working to provide supplies and services, including water, critical health care, vaccine, access to basic supplies and services, emergency supplies, child protection and mental health support to those who have been affected by the conflict. By mid-September, UNICEF had reached 5.1 million people with health supplies, 2.8 million people with safe drinking water, and 2.9 million children with malnutrition screening.
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Global Humanitarian Thematic Funding
Flexible funding makes it possible for UNICEF to deliver assistance to the most vulnerable families when and where it is needed and in a timely and effective manner.?For onset emergencies, flexible Global Humanitarian Thematic Funding (GHTF) allows UNICEF to rapidly release funds within 24 hours and react faster and equitably.