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  • More than 6 million people have been displaced within and outside Sudan since mid-April 2023.

  • At least 1.2 million people have fled Sudan since mid-April to seek safety and protection in neighboring countries.

  • Sudan today constitutes the world’s largest child displacement crisis, with 3 million children fleeing widespread violence.

  • OHCHR is concerned that women and girls are being kidnapped, forced into marriage and held for ransom.

  • Sudan is one of the four most worrying hotspots for food insecurity according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Food Program.

  • The revised Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan appeal for 2023 is only 33.8 percent funded as of November 12.


Sudan is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history, with continued displacement of civilians within the country and to neighboring countries. Since fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) erupted in mid-April, an estimated 6.1 million people have fled their homes, making Sudan the country with the largest number of displaced people in the world as before. As a result of the fighting, there were 3.7 million displaced people in Sudan.

According to Snapshot 9 of the International Organization for Migration Displacement Tracking Matrix (IOM DTM), approximately 4.9 million people have been internally displaced in Sudan and have sought refuge in 5,191 locations across across Sudan’s 18 states, of which approximately 33,300 people were newly displaced during the period. last week. The majority of internally displaced people, around 3.3 million (68 percent), are from Khartoum. Most of the displaced people found shelter in South Darfur, followed by Nile, East Darfur, White Nile, Aj Jazirah, North and North Darfur States.

In addition to internal displacement, at least 85,800 people have fled Sudan over the past month to seek safety and protection in neighboring countries, bringing their total number since April 2023 to 1.2 million people, according to the latest UNHCR figures. . People crossed the border into the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Egypt,
Ethiopia and South Sudan.

Creation of a Humanitarian Forum for Sudan agreed in Jeddah

On 7 November, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Clementine Nkweta-Salami, issued a statement following the Declaration of Commitments adopted in Jeddah by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) . She particularly welcomed the agreement reached for the creation of a Humanitarian Forum for Sudan led by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) representing the humanitarian community and with the participation of the two main parties to the conflict , the SAF and RSF. . The forum will facilitate the implementation of commitments made in Jeddah with a particular focus on common themes of protection and access.


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