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Multisectoral emergency response to conflict affected
populations in Darfur States








FROM 09/01/2023 to 08/31/2024




Clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) that erupted on 15 April 2023 are having devastating consequences for people across Sudan. Since the beginning of the conflict, approximately 1,428,551 individuals have been displaced. An estimated 253,500 individuals have crossed into neighboring countries.

Prior to the conflict, humanitarian needs in Sudan were already at very high levels, with an estimated with an estimated 11 million people already in need of emergency assistance. After over two months of fighting, Sudan is facing shortages of food, water and medicines, mainly due to the lack of fuel and market disruptions, while access to communications and electricity is severely disrupted in many parts of the country. The revised Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) indicates a 57% increase in the number of people in need (PiN) in May 2023. The on-going crisis in Sudan has forced a stop or pause in previous humanitarian operations across the country, resulting in critical needs prior to the current crisis being unmet and further adding to the severity of needs for highly vulnerable and marginalized populations. 

Raccordement à l'approvisionnement en eau de l'école primaire Kaja A et B à Geneina, dans l'État du Darfour occidental - Soudan © TGH

Water supply connection to Kaja A and B primary school in Geneina, West Darfur State - Soudan © TGH

The situation in Darfur states is even more critical. In West Darfur, and especially in Geneina, the situation dramatically worsened since fighting began on April 2023. The town of Geneina has been partially burned and much damage has been caused by heavy artillery fire. All IDPs gathering sites have been burnt, causing major displacement in the north-east of the city; host communities are struggling in a city where all major infrastructure has been destroyed.

The affected populations have significant basic needs in WASH, Health, Nutrition, Food Security, Shelter/NFI and Protection. The interruption of humanitarian assistance and the difficulties of access due to insecurity have exacerbated this situation. Economic and accessibility barriers prevent people from benefitting from services, especially the most vulnerable (children, pregnant women, elderly individuals and people with disabilities). The conflict has thus deteriorated an already critical humanitarian situation and exacerbated the needs of the population.

Distribution de kits d'hygiène à Kereneik, Darfour - Soudan © TGH

Distribution of hygiene kits in Kereneik, Darfur - Soudan © TGH