Sudanese Civil War Situation Report #4
· The conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces continues.
· As of May 8th, more than 550 civilians have been killed and more than 4,900 have been injured.
· There are more than 730,000 internally displaced people.
· Humanitarian actors continue to work on expanding humanitarian operations and reaching those most in need, but additional funding is urgently needed.
· Looting of humanitarian supplies continues. On May 9th, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported that nearly 25% of their food supplies have been stolen.
· The EU has launched a Humanitarian Air Bridge to transport humanitarian aid to Port Sudan.
· Healthcare and Public Health Update:
o In Khartoum, fewer than one-fifth of health facilities remain fully functional, and 60% are not functioning.
o Following the initial occupation of the National Public Health Laboratory, the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a follow up risk assessment and noted that the laboratory cannot perform its vital role because of lack of staff, the occupation of the facility and the lack of electricity.
o In West Darfur’s Ag Geneina town, the Expanded Program on Immunization building was reportedly burned down on May 6th.
o The Ag Geneina Teaching Hospital has been looted.
· WFP has warned that hunger in the country is at record levels. Another 2.5 million more people could face hunger because of this conflict.
· Sudan: EU launches Humanitarian Air Bridge to provide essential supplies
· Sudan: Clashes between SAF and RSF - Flash Update No. 11 (10 May 2023)
· Sudan Protection Hotspots and Conflict Events - 08 May 2023
· World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Twitter Page
· WFP Sudan Twitter Page
· OCHA Sudan Twitter Page
WHO Foundation, Health Emergency Response for Sudan