Posted on 26 October 2023
It has just marked six months of fighting between the Sudanese Army and the parliamentary Rapid Support Forces (RFS), sparked by a clash between the groups in North Darfur in April.
Since the conflict initiated, 4.5 million people have been displaced and 1.1 million have fled by crossing the borders. With the sheer volume of people uprooted, it has now been called the largest internal displacement crisis globally.
“The humanitarian situation in Sudan is catastrophic with no end in sight and civilians are the ones paying the price,” UN Migration (IOM) Director General Amy Pope has stated. “We urge the international community not to turn their back on Sudan and to urgently support relief efforts before this leads to an even deeper humanitarian tragedy.”