Natural Disaster Displacement Summary: Fire

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Contact
DTM Sudan, SudanDTM@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Sudan
Period Covered
Apr 29 2024
May 07 2024
Activity
  • Other

Following the increase in localized displacement due to fires, DTM Sudan released the following report summarizing DTM updates on displacement due to fire incidents across Sudan, from 29 April to 07 May 2024.

DTM field teams reported seven fire incidents across North Darfur (2), South Darfur (2), East Darfur (2), West Kordofan (1), and Gedaref state (1). Some fires were reportedly caused by increased temperatures and drier climate conditions, while others were due to household accidents.

Highlights 

  • Fires displaced an estimated 1,900 individuals (approximately 380 households) between 29 April and 07 May 2024.
  • Over 355 houses were partially damaged or destroyed by the fires. 
  • The fires resulted in localized displacement: the majority of displaced households sought shelter with host communities within the same locations.