Mon, Jun 12, 2023

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The crisis in Sudan is still worsening everyday. Here are three ways you can take action.


On the 15th April 2023, violence broke out in Sudan’s capital Khartoum between the country’s army and a paramilitary group called the Rapid Support Forces. The situation has continued to escalate and has spread to areas across the country, including the Darfur region.

At least 1000 people have been killed in the conflict including at least 487 civilians. The country has come to a standstill with hospitals closed, citizens struggling to access basic food and sanitation supplies.

Violence is not new to Sudan, with at least 300,000 people forcibly displaced in the country since 2019, and one in three Sudanese nationals currently displaced. The country is home to another 1.1 million refugees from other countries seeking refuge in Sudan, making it the 7th largest refugee hosting country in the world. Many of these refugees (especially from Ethiopia, Syria, South Sudan and Eritrea) currently in Sudan are also in areas affected by the crisis. These refugees face additional challenges to locals and many have begun their journeys onwards or back towards the countries they originally fled from. These escalating number of displaced communities will also create additional pressure on host communities in resource scarce countries like Chad and South Sudan. They need our support.

To compound these disasters, Sudan is facing extreme food shortages in part due to the prolonged impact of droughts caused by a climate crisis. Sudan is the 15th hungriest country in the world. Urgent humanitarian assistance is needed in Sudan, yet access to humanitarian services is not guaranteed due to the violence, with large aid agencies pulling out their staff for safety reasons. In many locations, the humanitarian response is being led by local organisations that have remained in conflict zones or moved to the destinations of the people fleeing the violence.

Three Things You Can Do for Sudan