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Sudanese Civil War Situation Report #16


Sudan Civil War Situation Report #16
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Conflict Highlights:

·         As of July 4th, fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have spread across the Sennar State.  This fighting has significantly exacerbated civilian suffering and increased violations of international humanitarian law.

 

Humanitarian Assistance Highlights:

·         The overall humanitarian situation in the country is:

o   There are 24.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

o   Currently, there are 7.7 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

o   A total of 2 million people has fled to neighboring countries.

·         The UN Refugee Agency reported on July 2nd, that two new countries were incorporated into the regional refugee response.  These countries are:

o   Libya: 20,000 refugees have arrived in the country since April 2023.

o   Uganda: A total of 39,000 refugees have arrived since 2023.

·         The Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) continues to provide humanitarian assistance throughout the country:

o   On July 3rd, they received 148 metric tons of food supplies (flour, legumes, cooking oil and salt) and distributed it to shelter centers in the Wadi Halfa locality.

o   In concert with the UN Migration Agency, non-food items were distributed to 900 families at five IDP centers in the Al Gazera State on July 4th.

o   With support from the World Food Programme (WFP) they distributed food aid (flour, salt, lentils, cooking oil, and a nutritional supplement for children under 6 years old) to 5,801 displaced beneficiaries in 18 shelter centers.

·         Healthcare and Public Health Update:

o   As of July 2nd, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has deployed mobile medical teams in three localities in East Darfur State. During June, the clinics were able to provide health services to more than 8,700 people in the state, including reproductive health services to more than 1,100 pregnant women.

o   The World Health Organization (WHO) on July 3rd, accessed supplies that were pre-positioned in its El Fasher warehouse and distributed three metric tons of essential medical supplies to the El Fasher Maternity Hospital and the Dar Alsalam Hospital.

·         Food Security Update:

o   The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis projects IPC 5 (Catastrophic) across 14 areas in the Darfur Region, Gezira State, and the Kordofan Region between June and September if humanitarian access does not improve:

ü  An estimated 25.6 million people across Sudan are likely to experience IPC 3 (Crisis) or worse levels of acute food insecurity through September, including more than 755,000 people projected to experience IPC 5 (Catastrophic) conditions.

o   As of July 2nd, the WFP has supported 3.8 million people this year and has prepositioned more than 2,200 metric tons of food to respond to the ongoing crisis:

ü  The WFP on July 3rd delivered critical food aid to people fleeing the escalating violence in the Sennar state.

ü  The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as of July 4th, has delivered lifesaving ready-to-use therapeutic food that will help over 2,000 severely acute malnourished children in Zalingei, Central Darfur.

ü  On July 5th, WFP conducted food distribution in refugee camps in the Gedaref State:

Ø  Over 52,000 refugees received 70% food rations (up from 50%), including sorghum, lentils, and salt & oil.

·         Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) Update:

o   The ETC is assessing access routes to Darfur from the Chad border via the Farchana hub, focusing on validating current and potential solutions for data connectivity, security communications, coordination, and community services to cover gaps and effectively support the humanitarian actors in their tasks.

o   On June 24, the cluster conducted missions to Iriba, Tine, and Zalengei to ensure readiness for new hub setups. Key activities included identifying potential buildings, contracting guards, and ensuring basic services including water, electricity, and communications.

 

Violations of International Humanitarian Law Highlights:

·         The civil war has so far resulted in at least 18,527 fatalities.

·         On July 1st, unidentified armed men attacked WFP trucks carrying food assistance meant for thousands of civilians in need in central Darfur.

 

Sources:

·         Sudan: Conflict in Sinja, Sennar State - Flash Update No. 02 (as of 4 July 2024)

·         Sudan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #17, Fiscal Year (FY) 2024

·         As fighting rages in Sudan, refugee aid efforts expand to two new countries

·         Sudan: UN food convoy attacked, supplies looted amid worsening crisis

·         Sudan, conflict - ETC Situation Report #19 Reporting period: 01/06/2024 to 30/06/2024

·         UNOCHA Sudan Twitter Page 

·         WFP Sudan Twitter Page 

·         WHO Sudan Twitter Page

·         Sudanese Red Crescent Society Twitter Page

·         Youth Citizens Observers Network Twitter Page 

 

 

Resources

 

Special Report: The Implications of War and Multiple Armies in Eastern Sudan (New)

 

WHO Foundation, Health Emergency Response for Sudan

 

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