Since the outbreak of the armed conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces on April 15, 2023, the humanitarian situation has continued to deteriorate rapidly across the country. Several hundreds of civilians were killed and thousands were wounded as a consequence of military operations in civilian areas. Control of Khartoum, which is home to nearly one-fourth of the Sudanese population, was a key goal of military operations. To escape an inferno of war and deteriorating humanitarian conditions, hundreds of thousands of citizens and civilians abandoned their homes and sought refuge in other regions of the country or in neighboring countries, while several other millions continue to be trapped in the warzones.
In the link below, Fikra for Studies and Development is publishing the first homegrown Rapid Assessment Report of the situation, which was prepared by the Sudanese Development Call Organization (NIDAA) who is on the ground across the country. The report aims to provide basic information and contacts on the humanitarian situation of the affected areas in Sudan to enable service providers to better plan and deliver humanitarian support. It presents sectoral overviews and recommendations that cover: General protection, Child protection, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Health and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation (WASH), Non Food Items and Shelter, Food Security and Livelihoods, Migrants, Access for Humanitarian Support, Community Action, Tribal Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, and Humanitarian Coordination and Response modules.
Fikra for Studies and Development extends our heartfelt gratitude to the Sudanese Development Call Organization (NIDAA) for its courageous and committed work in compiling this report directly from the field. Our sincere hope is that this report will expedite the initiation of an effective humanitarian aid operation that will help alleviate the suffering of the innocent civilians impacted by the devastating war in Sudan.