DTM Sudan - Monthly Displacement Overview (04)




DTM Sudan, DTMSudan@iom.int
Period Covered
Nov 28 2023
Dec 27 2023
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Baseline Assessment


IOM DTM Sudan presents its fourth 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 360 field-based enumerators and a robust system of over 2,317 key informants across the country, DTM has gathered data on IDPs across 6,159 locations, in 171 of Sudan’s 189 localities – across all of Sudan’s 18 states. 

Key Findings

  • DTM Sudan estimates that 5,856,777 Individuals (1,165,764 Households) have been recently internally displaced.
  • IOM DTM also reports that an estimated 1,523,350 mixed cross-border movements have been made into neighbouring countries.
  • Since 15 April 2023, 45 per cent of the IDP caseload has sought refuge in the Darfur and Kordofan regions, whereas 55 per cent were observed across the Northern, Eastern, and Central states.
  • The majority of the IDP caseload (65%) were seeking shelter with the host community.
  • While food security remains the highest priority need, health and non-food items are also growing concerns.