Sudan: OCHA Provides Update on Raging Conflict

Sudan War

With no resolution to the conflict in Sudan in sight, the country’s displaced population are currently seeking refuge in 4,403 different locations across 18 states, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported.

Development Diaries reports that since the conflict began in mid-April 2023, more than 5.5 million people have been displaced from their homes.

Latest figures from the crisis show that about 1.1 million people have crossed the borders into neighbouring countries.

According to Sudan’s Ministry of Health, more than 1,200 people have been killed and 8,396 injured due to fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

With food insecurity severely impacting regions including Central Darfur, Khartoum, South Darfur and West Darfur, malnutrition numbers across these regions are expected to decrease to about 5.3 million from October.

Also, health pressures are escalating as over 70 percent of healthcare facilities are not working, drastically reducing the availability of health care in the country.

The delivery of humanitarian aid has also become a huge challenge due to increasing insecurity as supplies for Darfur, Kordofan and the White Nile regions have been postponed for the fourth consecutive week.

As the lives of millions, especially children and women, continue to be in the crosshairs of the conflict in Sudan, a sustainable solution must be brought to the table before the crisis deteriorates further into a devastating humanitarian crisis.

Development Diaries calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure that civilians are protected as enshrined in international humanitarian laws.

Also, the African Union, through its Peace and Security Council, must provide an immediate resolution to the conflict in the country.

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