UN: New Statistics of Sudan War Victims 

Sudan Events – Follow-ups

The United Nations said that the number of war victims in Sudan has risen to more than 13,000 dead and 26,000 injured, while about 7.6 million people have been displaced inside and outside the country since the outbreak of fighting between the armed forces and the Rapid Support militia on April 15.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in its latest update on the situation in Sudan said that the number of displaced people in Sudan rose by about 19,600 during the past week.

It added that more than 9,700 suspected cases of cholera had been reported, including 269 related deaths, as of January 16.

It pointed out that health partners provided medicines to 2.6 million patients and 1.8 million external consultations throughout Sudan during April 15 to December 31, 2023.

The report confirmed that the Sudan Humanitarian Needs and Response Plan appeal for 2024 was funded by 3.1% as of January 21.

It noted that nine months after the outbreak of the war, about 7.6 million people fled their homes and took refuge internally and externally, with children representing about half of the displaced. It said that Sudan is now the country with the largest number of displaced people and the largest displacement crisis of children in the world.

According to the International Organization for Migration’s Displacement Tracking Matrix, about 6.1 million people have been displaced within Sudan, an increase of 19,600 people over the past week.

About 6.1 million internally displaced people took shelter in 6,355 sites in all 18 states, an increase of 73 sites in one week. The majority of internally displaced people – 67% – reside in host communities, compared to 7% who live in camps.

The largest number of displaced people was observed in South Darfur (12%), followed by the River Nile (11%), East Darfur (11%), White Nile (8%), Gezira (8%), and North Darfur (8%).

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