RCPCH statement on Sudan

RCPCH has issued the following statement following the violence and conflict in Sudan.
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Sue Broster, RCPCH Global Officer said: 

We are deeply concerned about the grave situation facing Sudan, and call for an immediate end to the violence. We stand with our paediatric members in Sudan and elsewhere who may be affected, and indeed all health professionals who will be working in difficult situations to help patients and the public.

The UN has warned that the conflict is driving a hunger crisis and this could lead to an entire generation being destroyed. Their warnings reference estimates that in the coming weeks and months, 222,000 children could die of malnutrition.1

We call on the international community to provide support to those in need, recognising the specific and life-long impact this violence will have on Sudanese children and young people.

  • 1Conflict Between Warring Parties in Sudan Pushing Millions to Brink of Famine, Top UN Officials Tell Security Council, Warning Entire Generation Could Be Destroyed: 20 March 2024, press.un.org/en/2024/sc15634.doc.htm