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Sudanese Civil War Situation Report #12


Sudan Civil War Situation Report #12
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Highlights:

·         Ongoing clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have continued since the outbreak of the conflict.

·         About 25 million people need humanitarian assistance and support.

·         More than 8.6 million people (16% of the population) have fled their homes since the conflict started:

o   There are 6.5 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

o   A total of 3.8 million IDPs were displaced prior to the conflict. 

o   Chad is currently hosting nearly 40% of Sudanese refugees in the region, with Eastern Chad seeing a constant influx. Many refugees arrive with severe injuries and malnutrition, straining the already weak health system.

·         The Sudanese Red Crescent Society is continuing to provide assistance throughout the country:

o   On April 5th, health materials and 1,686 shelter kits were provided to 2,000 beneficiaries.

o   As of April 6th, they have continued to provide food aid to shelter centers in the three sectors of Port Sudan.  This included 2,459 beneficiaries at 24 shelter centers.

·         The World Health Organization (WHO) reported as of April 15th, there were the following cases of infectious disease reported in the country:

o   11,000 cases of Cholera

o   8,300 cases of Dengue

o   4,600 cases of Measles

o   1.3 million cases of Malaria

·         On April 10th, Doctors Without Borders suspended medical activities and evacuated their staff due to dangerous conditions in Wad Medani.

·         Food Security Update:

o   As of April 14th, 18 million people are facing acute food insecurity:

ü  5 million people are one step away from famine.

ü  There are 730,000 children that are malnourished.

o   The World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered its first shipment of food aid to Darfur in months:

ü  It consisted of two convoys crossing from Chad and carried food and nutrition assistance for around 250,000 people. 

ü  The WFP is demanding that additional humanitarian routes be open.

·         On April 15th, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced that donors have contributed $108 million to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund since the conflict began. 

·         Violations of International Humanitarian Law:

o   Since April 4th, the RSF and allied militias have launched a series of attacks on several villages west of El Fasher, North Darfur.  These attacks have killed at least 15 civilians.

o   On April 6th, at least 28 people were killed and more than 240 injured after the RSF attacked the town of Um Adam.

o   The Emergency Lawyers documented an act of gender-based violence against a girl on April 11th in the Tuti area in Khartoum.

o   RSF artillery targeted a house on April 12th that was hosting a wedding event in the Hab Al-Naseem neighborhood in the eastern Al-Jarif area of ​​Khartoum.  This attack killed at least 13 people.   

 

Sources:

·         Sudan: One Year of Conflict - Key Facts and Figures (15 April 2024)

·         Sudan Situation: UNHCR External Update #56, 10 April 2024

·         Atrocity Alert No. 390: Sudan, Myanmar (Burma) and the UN Human Rights Council

·         Sudan: Emergency Response to Internal Displacement, January - March 2024

·         UNOCHA Sudan Twitter Page

·         WFP Sudan Twitter Page 

·         WHO Sudan Twitter Page

·         Sudanese Red Crescent Society Twitter Page

·         Youth Citizens Observers Network Twitter Page  

·         Emergency Lawyers Twitter Page 

·         Conflict Observatory Twitter Page 

 

 

Resources

 

WHO Foundation, Health Emergency Response for Sudan

 

Youth Citizens Observers Network, March 2024 Report (New)

 

CONFLICT UPDATE WITH FOCUS ON VIOLENCE AND HUMANITARIAN ISSUES IN GEZIRA STATE, DECEMBER 2023 - JANUARY 2024 (New)

 

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