DTM Sudan - Monthly Displacement Overview (07)




DTM Sudan, DTMSudan@iom.int
Period Covered
Feb 22 2024
Mar 21 2024
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Baseline Assessment

This report reflects data corresponding to Monthly Displacement Overview 07 dataset, valid as of 21 March 2024. The dataset is available here

IOM DTM Sudan presents its seventh Monthly Displacement Overview. This publication provides an account of Sudan’s displacement context since 15 April 2023 – outlining population mobility and displacement, as well as the present and evolving needs of IDPs across Sudan. It provides further contextual analysis for all 18 states for the period between 22 February and 21 March 2024. 


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 367 field-based enumerators and a robust system of over 3,362 key informants across the country, DTM gathered data on IDPs across 7,037 locations, in 181 of Sudan’s 189 localities, across all of Sudan’s 18 states, during March 2024. 

Key Findings

  • DTM Sudan estimates that 6,552,118 individuals (1,308,617 households) have been recently internally displaced.
  • IOM DTM also reports that an estimated 2,019,027 mixed cross-border movements have been made into neighbouring countries.
  • Since 15 April 2023, 46 per cent of the IDP caseload sought refuge in the Darfur and Kordofan regions, whereas 53 per cent were observed across the Northern, Eastern, and Central states.
  • The majority of the IDP caseload (66%) were seeking shelter with the host community.
  • While food remains the highest priority need, health and non-food items are also growing concerns.