DTM Sudan Monthly Displacement Overview (02)




DTM Sudan, DTMSudan@iom.int
Snapshot Date
Oct 25 2023
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Baseline Assessment


IOM DTM Sudan is pleased to present its second Monthly Displacement Overview. This publication provides an account of Sudan’s displacement context since 15 April 2023 – outlining population caseloads and movements, as well the present and evolving needs of Sudan’s growing IDP caseload.

Recognizing the need for more detailed insights into the IDP situation, including the priority needs, access to services, movement intentions, and demographic breakdowns of the affected population, DTM Sudan has undertaken a comprehensive review of our data collection tool. In collaboration with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, we have developed a new tool to better inform humanitarian response operations, aligning with the DTM global methodology. Leveraging our extensive network of approximately 300 field-based enumerators and a robust system of over 1500 key informants across the country, DTM has gathered data on IDPs across 5,034 locations, in 168 of Sudan’s 189 localities – across all of Sudan’s 18 states. 

Key Findings

  • DTM Sudan estimates that 4,856,294 Individuals (967,272 Households) have been recently internally displaced.
  • IOM DTM also reports that an estimated 1,304,028 mixed cross-border movements have been made into neighbouring countries.
  • Since 15 April 2023, 44% of the IDP caseload has sought refuge in the Darfur and Kordofan regions, whereas the majority (56%) are observed across the Northern, Eastern, and Central states.
  • Just over two-thirds of the IDP caseload are seeking shelter with the host community.
  • While Food Security remains the highest priority need, Health and Non-Food Items are also growing concerns.