Southern Neighbourhood
Migration and mobility

Since fighting broke out in Sudan on 15 April, more than 940,000 people have been displaced, including more than 736,000 internally and nearly 205,000 who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report released on Monday.


According to UNICEF, of the 940,000 displaced people, at least 450,000 are children. Of these, 368,000 are internally displaced and 82,000 have fled to neighbouring countries. In addition, there are a considerable number of refugees and asylum seekers who had taken refuge in Sudan before the outbreak of the conflict, but who have been displaced again. According to UNHCR, many of these refugees and asylum seekers have gone to Al-Jazirah and Gedaref states in search of safety.


Women and children account for more than 75% of the displaced. Prior to the conflict, Sudan already had 3.7 million internally displaced people and 1.1 million refugees and asylum seekers.


Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has continued for 30 consecutive days, mainly in and around Khartoum, since 14 May. The fighting has resulted in the loss of at least 676 lives and the injury of 5,576 others since the beginning of the hostilities, according to information from the Federal Ministry of Health reported by OCHA.