This section contextualizes publicly available data to understand the various mobility dimensions of the crisis in Sudan since 15 April.
KEY FACTS & FIGURES
- More than 4.2 million new internal displacements (as of 13 September) and nearly 1.2 million mixed cross-border movements (as of 17 September) have been recorded into neighbouring countries since the current crisis started
- Over half of Sudan’s population - 24.7 million people – is in need of humanitarian assistance
- One third of Sudan’s population - 16.8 million people – is facing food insecurity. If the current crisis continues, the number could rise to a total of 19 million in the next three to six months.
This spotlight section was last updated on 21 September 2023. Next update is planned for 28 September 2023.
On 15 April, prior tensions between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), led by General Abdel-Fattah Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), led by General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, escalated into a violent conflict in Khartoum and several other cities across Sudan, leading to nearly 1.2 million mixed cross-border movements to neighbouring countries and more than 4.2 million new internal displacements within Sudan (IOM, 2023; UNHCR, 2023)
Nearly 1.2 million mixed cross-border movements and more than 4.2 million new displacements within the country have already been recorded since 15 April and if the fighting continues and basic necessities remain inaccessible, humanitarian partners estimate that those figures will continue to increase.
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