Sudan Conflict Displaces 4.8 Million: Ongoing Violence and Humanitarian Crisis


Sudan Conflict, Approximately 4.8 million civilians have been displaced due to clashes between the Sudanese military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), according to the United Nations.

As of August 29th, “approximately 4.8 million people have been displaced within and outside Sudan due to the conflict that erupted on April 15th,” stated the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in a press release.

According to OCHA, over 3.8 million people are internally displaced, while one million others have crossed borders to reach neighboring countries.

“People are displaced in 18 countries,” the statement read. It was also noted that nearly 72.3 percent of internally displaced individuals come from the capital city, Khartoum.

Sudan has been engulfed in a war between the military and RSF since April, a conflict that has claimed the lives of over 3,000 civilians and left hundreds of thousands more injured, according to local medical sources.

On Friday, August 31st, RSF claimed to have killed hundreds of Sudanese military personnel in an attack on the military Special Forces headquarters in Omdurman, located west of Khartoum.

The military has not commented on RSF’s claims but revealed that their forces continue to target RSF artillery positions throughout Khartoum.

Various ceasefire agreements mediated by Saudi Arabia and the United States have failed to halt the violence in the country.

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