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About OCHA Sudan

Clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces erupted in Khartoum on 15 April 2023.

Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands injured due to the conflict.

The price of food, fuel and other basic goods is reportedly skyrocketing, making critical goods unaffordable for many people.

Acute shortages of food, water, medicines and fuel, and limited access to communications and electricity, continue to be reported.

Civilians are fleeing areas affected by fighting in increasing numbers, including to Chad, Egypt and South Sudan.

Inside Sudan, displacement of civilians has been reported in Khartoum, Northern, Blue Nile, North Kordofan, North Darfur, West Darfur and South Darfur states.

The conflict has forced humanitarians to halt operations in multiple areas and, on 23 April, humanitarian personnel have been evacuated from multiple locations. Two humanitarian agencies—the World Food Programme and the International Organization for Migration—have suspended their programmes in Sudan following killings of their staff members.

Partners are, however, striving to deliver whenever and wherever feasible and a humanitarian leadership team will remain in Sudan to oversee operations.

In the wake of large-scale looting and violence, we are exploring ways to replenish stockpiles so that we can deliver aid to our partners in Port Sudan and other places as soon as it is safe to do so.

We are also activating a hub in Nairobi to support the rapid response.