Editorial: Chocking Figures

According to UNICEF Executive Director some 120 Sudanese children die on daily basis as a result of malnutrition.
UNICEF said the long-time conflicts in Sudan have left millions of children vulnerable, and disclosed some figure to show how much they are at risk.
According to the UN children agency, over 38 per cent of children under-five years are believed to be too short for their age, while some 17 per cent are too thin for their height.
The international organization further pointed out that about one million children were displaced in 2019, and more than three and half million are out of school, mostly in the conflict areas.
However, the UNICEF is respectable and honest international organization, so its figures are credible considering that the organization has its statistical methods and experiences in this regard.
Accordingly the figures of the UNICEF are inevitable and those figures could be supported by the fact that Ibrahim Malik Teaching Hospital receives 5 children daily in average who are affected by malnutrition.
We believe that even the figures of the UNICEF and the hospital are much more lower that the actual number.
Next month we will celebrate the first anniversary of December Revolution and this necessitates recognizing that 43,800 children died due as a result of malnutrition in just one year.
This is a shocking figure and in enough to make the government reconsider its priorities and set a new programme aiming at pushing back the mass deaths among out children as a result of malnutrition.
The government, the civil society organizations and the individuals should engage in this issue through providing the minimum food to affected kids to rescue their lives.
We don’t think that it is an impossible task considering that providing the minimum food that makes the children survive.
We know that the UNICEF is continuing its noble mission, but its humanitarian response remains underfunded considering that it works in more than 190 countries and territories to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents

To sum it up we urge the Sudanese government to prioritize children’s needs including by strengthening action against malnutrition, addressing the education crisis, and increasing investments in children and young people, besides demobilizing children formerly involved in the fighting and help reintegrate them in their communities and pledged to support this demobilization.
Let us start now a national campaign to end this tragedy

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