The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/73/907–S/2019/509) issued on 20 June 2019.

A boy washes his hands with soap at a UNICEF-supported Child Friendly Space at the Sortony internally displaced people settlement area, North Darfur, Sudan @UNICEF 2016

While fighting subsided in large parts of Darfur, sporadic clashes between Government forces and the Sudan Liberation Army-Abdul Wahid (SLA/AW) continued in the Jebel Marra area, resulting in the displacement of civilians and in an upsurge in killing and maiming of children, the number of children subjected to sexual violence and in the number of children abducted. Progress in implementing the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur remained limited, as did political dialogue between the Government of the Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM/N). While unilateral ceasefires were extended in Blue Nile, Southern Kordofan and Darfur, violations were reported in the Blue Nile, as were clashes between factions of SPLM/N. The ability of the United Nations to monitor and report on grave violations was hampered by access restrictions and reduced child protection capacity.

Children Killed or Maimed
Girls were Raped
Attacks on Schools and Hospitals

2018 Verified Figures