DTM Sudan - Situation Report (3)




DTM Sudan; dtmsudan@iom.int
Snapshot Date
May 05 2023
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Event Tracking

From 15 April 2023, armed clashes erupted between the Sudanese Army Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in multiple cities across Sudan, including Khartoum, Al Fasher, Merowe, Nyala, Ag Geneina, and El Obeid. DTM Sudan has been receiving reports of widespread displacement across different states in Sudan due to the ongoing security situation. 

  • Since 15 April 2023, DTM estimates that approximately 736,223 individuals (149,599 households) have been displaced internally as a result of the conflict.
  • Notably, the current estimate for displacement since the conflict began is comparable to that recorded by DTM Sudan for all conflict-related displacement during 2021 and 2022 combined.
  • Furthermore, an estimated 177,116 individuals have crossed into neighbouring countries.

Due to the ongoing nature of the fighting, many areas reportedly remain inaccessible to humanitarian actors. DTM estimates of displacement are based on preliminary reports from field teams and should be taken as estimations only. Additional reports of displacement are likely to emerge as the situation becomes clearer.

Locations of displacement have been reported in 15 of Sudan’s 18 states. Namely, these include the states of Khartoum, Northern, River Nile, Aj Jazirah, North Kordofan, White Nile, Sennar, Blue Nile, North Darfur, South Darfur, West Darfur, Central Darfur, Kassala, Gedaref, and Red Sea. 

Disclaimer: Due to the current circumstances, the DTM network is relying on remote interviews with key informants and further verification is not possible at this time.