The war in Sudan and rising humanitarian needs

War and conflict in Sudan has now displaced more than 5 million.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), “needs in Sudan are at an all-time high, with 24.7 million people – or half of the country’s population – in need of humanitarian aid and protection.” The ongoing conflict has severely impacted access to food, water, cash, fuel, health care and other basic services.

The Sudan-Norway Academic Cooperation (SNAC) project’s Sudan blog published by the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) sheds light on various aspects of the conflict and the growing humanitarian emergency.

The Sudan blog

Recent blogs in the series include:

Nowhere to run: The dilemmas of Eritrean refugees in war-wrecked Sudan

By Adam Babekir (Researcher, Center for Refugees, Migration, and Development Studies, University of Gadarif) and Lovise Aalen (Research Professor, CMI). August 2023.

Mutual aid and rethinking international humanitarian engagement in Sudan

By Michelle D’Arcy (Norwegian People’s Aid, Sudan Country Director). July 2023.

How the international community failed Sudan

By Munzoul Assal (Professor, University of Khartoum and Scholar at risk, CMI). July 2023.

Refugees welcome? The Saudi approach to the Sudanese fleeing from war

By Charlotte Lysa (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo) and Mari Norbakk (Postdoctoral Researcher, CMI). June 2023.

Sudan’s turmoil: Revolution, power struggles, and the quest for stability

By Samah Khalaf Allah (Sudanese human rights advocate) and Afaf Doleeb (Sudanese human rights advocate). April 2023.

The Sudan blog is a product of the SNAC project, a collaboration between CMI, the University of Bergen and the University of Khartoum. SNAC builds on 60 years of close cooperation and partnership between scholars and research institutions in Sudan and in Bergen, Norway.

Find all blogs from the series here and other resources on the situation in Sudan here.