An armed conflict between rival factions of the military government of Sudan began on 15 April 2023. Each day that the conflict continues, the humanitarian crisis deepens, and more civilian lives are at risk.

We will update this page regularly with more information on how the GNC and partners are responding, including support available.

"It is time for a reset. We call for an immediate cessation of hostilities. The people of Sudan need peace and equitable access to humanitarian relief. And the international community must step up today, engage at all levels, and act to put Sudan back on track and end the war" - Statement by Principals of the IASC

The Situation

Prior to the conflict, the Sudanese people were already suffering from a humanitarian crisis. Now, the crisis is deteriorating rapidly and thousands are continuing to flee to neighbouring countries in search of safety, food, and support, including at least 450,000 children that have had to flee their homes.

  • The number of people displaced by conflict since 15 April inside and outside of Sudan has reached 8.1 million
  • More than 6 million Sudanese are on the brink of famine
  • More than 14 million children are in need of humanitarian aid and more than 50% of the total population needing some form of humanitarian assistance.
  • Over 690,000 children under age 5 are severely malnourished, an additional 2.7 million are moderately malnourished, and over a million pregnant and lactating women are estimated to suffer from acute malnutrition.
  • Prices of food, fuel and other basic goods are skyrocketing, making critical goods unaffordable for many people and leaving close to 20 million people food insecure with millions surviving without necessities such as food, water, electricity, and shelter.
  • Access due to insecurity remain the greatest challenges for both humanitarian aid and civilians alike.
GNC support
  • Mental and psychosocial support services - A growing global platform for connecting people, networks and organizations, for sharing resources and for building knowledge related to mental health and psychosocial support both in emergency settings and in situations of chronic hardship.
  • Gender based violence - UNICEF has several resources available.
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