Current Date:

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Project for Controlling and Preventing Malnutrition in Red Sea

(UNICEF) - In Red Sea State, AICS will provide the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with €500,000 (US$ 549,300) to implement a one-year project in the state for controlling and preventing malnutrition, targeting children less than 5 years of age as well as pregnant and lactating women. The Nutrition Sector is only 27 per cent funded as of 6 November, against the 2016 Sudan HRP.
Red Sea State has some of the highest malnutrition rates in the country. According to the Sudan National S3M survey carried out in 2013, some localities in the state have Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates as high as 46.7 per cent (Toker locality) and 37.4 percent (Agig locality). The survey also indicates that GAM levels in Sudan are at 16.3 per cent, above the emergency threshold of 15 per cent. Over two million children under 5 years are acutely malnourished in Sudan every year, according to the Sudan 2016 HNO.