The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/72/865–S/2018/465) issued on 16 May 2018.

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

Clashes between the Government and armed groups in Darfur decreased significantly, although an unsuccessful attempt was made by the Sudan Liberation Army-Minni Minawi (SLA/MM) and allied forces, and the arms collection campaign by the Government spurred clashes with Musa Hilal and allied forces. The activities of the Sudan Liberation Army-Abdul Wahid (SLA/AW) remained limited to pockets of West Jebel Marra. While the situation in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei was relatively stable, divisions within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) reportedly resulted in ethnic clashes. Throughout the year, unilateral ceasefires were extended in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

2017 Verified Figures

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