Power struggle resulting in Conflict in Sudan erupted on 15th April 2023 between two Sudanese generals; the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). As a result of the conflict, more than 700 persons have died in Sudan, 60,000 have been injured and close to 250,000 have fled Sudan to neighbouring countries. Thousands more families continue to move both within Sudan and across the borders of Sudan to neighbouring countries. Movement of persons is expected to increase as violence continues. At least 1,042,114 individuals (209,136 households) have been displaced internally because of the conflict.
Due to the conflict, internally displaced persons in Sudan, refugees, returnees and third country asylum seekers in other countries require basic requirements (food, water, clothing, shelter) in addition to protection, psychosocial and medical support. In Chad, IDP camps are already overcrowded as Chad was already hosting over 570,000 refugees from different countries prior to the recent escalation in violence in Sudan. In other countries, the influx of refugees could put a strain on local community resources, including food, water, shelter, and medical care.
ACT National Forums/ members of (Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, Ethiopia, Egypt) will respond to the regional crisis with an appeal to raise USD 8,147,051. ACT requesting members “NCA, LWF, Presbyterian Relief and Development Agency (PRDA), EECMY-DASSC, EoC-DICAC and BLESS”, will focus on supporting the most vulnerable communities and protecting the rights of all and addresses the protection and assistance needs of affected people due to Sudan crises focusing on Sudan and the surrounding countries that are affected by this crisis.