Over 10 Million Displaced by War Within Sudan, says International Organization for Migration

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Over 10 Million Displaced by War Within Sudan, says International Organization for Migration

More than 10 million people have been forced to relocate to Sudan due to the ongoing war that started on April 15th, 2023, and resultant former battles, according to the statistics from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) published on Tuesday.

Approximately 7.26 million inhabitants have been obliged to abandon their homes and seek refuge in other parts of the country since the start of the conflict between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). This is in addition to 2.83 million others, which had been displaced by former conflicts, the United Nations agency notes.

The report by the IOM points out the growing humanitarian crisis in Sudan, with millions displaced and in a struggle to seek safety and access to social services. This is in line with the internal displacement figures that show the level of instability and violence that characterizes the country, thereby enormously worsening a previously bad situation for many citizens of Sudan.

The running conflict, which began in April 2023, has aggravated the chronic displacement situation in Sudan. Earlier warfare had already displaced millions, forming a complex humanitarian crisis. It was against this background that the new clashes between the Sudanese army and the RSF clearly had the implication of greater suffering, in addition to tremendous effects for regional stability and international humanitarian action.

The situation is deteriorating in Sudan, and there would be a call for international support and more intervention with attention to the increasing urgent humanitarian needs of the displaced population. An appeal to action by the IOM emphasizes the need for global responsibility to avail humanitarian support and resources to all the victims of the conflict.

More than 10,000,000 of its population are internally displaced in Sudan alone, a process that leaves indescribable repercussions on the human level from its ongoing war and previous conflicts. The international community needs to quickly rise to the occasion to alleviate the suffering and support the population of these displaced people with their basic needs and intensify efforts toward peace and stability in Sudan.

Soukaina Sghir

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