COVID-19 cases in Sudan have risen exponentially in the last week from 140 cases as of 16 April, to 778 as of 5 May 2020, as per the Federal Ministry of Health, including 45 associated deaths and 70 recovered cases. The capital, Khartoum has the highest number of confirmed cases, accounting for 90 percent.
- World Vision is greatly concerned about the exponential rise in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, and the impact on the healthcare system and its capacity to cope.
- World Vision is concerned about the risk the spread of the virus poses on ongoing humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable populations. Additionally, a continued rise, could push more children and their families into extreme vulnerabilities, particularly as their ability to meet their basic needs is eroded from loss of their sources of livelihoods.