OCHA has released a new report on the bad humanitarian situation in Sudan. The situation can be described as alarming. Over 56,000 people displaced in April. 18 million are threatened by famine.

KHARTOUM May 18: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released a new report on the humanitarian situation in Sudan. The humanitarian situation in Sudan can be described as alarming. The coup management has not shown either the will or the competence to alleviate the situation for the population.


  • In April, over 56,000 people were displaced due to inter-communal conflict in West Darfur, South Darfur and South Kordofan states (IOM).
  • In Kassala State, up to 400 people were displaced following a dispute over land ownership in Reifi Kassala locality.
  • Over 3,000 Sudanese refugees have returned to Blue Nile State from Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region.
  • Former UNAMID Logistics Base in El Fasher, North Darfur looted.
  • Conflict, economic crisis, and poor harvests are affecting people’s access to food and 18 million people may face acute hunger by September (FAO, WFP).

The UN and humanitarian partners call on donors to support the Sudanese people and provide expedient funding for humanitarian operations as the economic crisis, inflation, food insecurity and other challenges increase the needs and their gravity, and deprivation.

Image: Frank Keillor

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