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Sudanese Civil War Situation Report #8

· Clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have entered its fourth month.

· The Sudanese Ministry of Health as of July 11th have documented 1,105 people killed and 12,115 people injured. The projected numbers of deaths and injuries is likely much higher.

· As of August 3rd, there are an estimated 3.9 million people that have been forcibly displaced:

o Three million are internally displaced.

o There are 879,866 refugees seeking safety in neighboring countries.

· Healthcare and Public Health Update:

o The World Health Organization (WHO) has verified 53 attacks on healthcare which resulted in 11 deaths and 38 injuries:

ü These attacks included incidents involving hospitals, ambulances, laboratories, warehouses, health workers and patients.

o WHO reports that 80% of the hospitals in the country are out of service.

o Various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)s across Darfur are reporting that at least 60 operational NGO-supported health facilities are likely to run out of critical medical supplies in the next two weeks.

o Across all affected areas, health staff have not been paid for nearly three months, and most of them have relocated to safer areas:

ü There are also serious shortages of specialized medical personnel, including anesthesiologists and surgical specialists, most of whom have relocated.

o Shortages of medicines and medical supplies, including treatment for chronic diseases, oxygen supplies and x-ray films are being reported.

o On August 2nd, the United Nations Population Fund rehabilitated Bout Hospital in Blue Nile state which serves over 200,000 people:

ü This involved work on the operating theatre, labor room, maternity ward, and blood bank.

ü A new solar power system was also installed.

o The International Committee of the Red Cross-Sudan on August 3rd worked in cooperation with the Al-Gezira State Ministry of Health by donating essential medical supplies to the Trauma Hospital in Wad Madani:

ü The donation includes external fixators for bone repair and several other surgical instruments that are much needed.

o A measles outbreak (900 cases) has been reported in 28 localities across 11 states.

· Food Security Update:

o Conflict and economic decline have driven about 20.3 million people across Sudan (over 42% percent of the population) into high levels of acute food insecurity.

o The World Food Programme (WFP) is reporting the following:

ü As of July 24th, they have reached 1.4 million people.

ü A WFP convoy on August 3rd, delivered food assistance to the inaccessible region of West Darfur, which is one of the most food insecure regions in the country.

· Atrocity Crimes Update:

o The United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) strongly condemns the indiscriminate targeting of civilian populations and public facilities by the RSF and allied militias, particularly in the locality of Sirba from July 24-26:

ü The Conflict Observatory published a report on the violence perpetrated by the Janjaweed and affiliated militias towards the ethnic tribes living in Sirba.

o Amnesty International published a report on the deliberate and indiscriminate attacks by the warring parties on civilians. This report also details sexual violence against women and girls.

o Human Rights Watch recently documented the burning on another town in West Darfur perpetrated by the RSF and its allied militia.


· Statement by UNITAMS on the situation in Darfur (3 Aug 2023)

· Sudan Emergency: Population Movement from Sudan (as of 3 August 2023)

· Sudan: IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis | June 2023 - February 2024: Issued August 2, 2023

· OCHA Sudan: Humanitarian Update, 28 July 2023

· WFP Sudan Twitter Page

· OCHA Sudan Twitter Page

· Conflict Observatory Twitter Page

· Amnesty International Twitter Page

· Human Rights Watch Twitter Page


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Sudan Civil War Situation Report #8
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