In a written statement from IOM, IOM launched a humanitarian call for $209 million for those affected by the ongoing conflict and violence in Sudan.
In the statement, it was stated that the conflict between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (HDK) in Sudan, which has been going on since April 15, has worsened, and pointed out that this has a negative impact on neighboring countries.
It was stated that IOM needed 105 million dollars for the urgent needs in Sudan and 105 million dollars for the neighboring countries Egypt, Libya, Chad, South Sudan and Ethiopia to which Sudanese went due to the conflict.
25.7 million people in the country need humanitarian aid
Emphasizing that the conflicts in Sudan had devastating consequences for millions of people, it was stated that 25.7 million people in the country needed humanitarian aid.
In the statement, “More than 843 thousand people were internally displaced in Sudan. 1.8 million people are expected to be internally displaced if the conflict continues. Before the conflict, there were 3.8 million people displaced in Sudan and 1.1 million refugees.” it was said.
In the statement, which stated that approximately 259 thousand Sudanese went to neighboring countries, it was stated that more than 1 million people could cross into these countries if the conflict continued.
Call for “support” to the international community
Emphasizing that Sudan is facing the worst humanitarian situation it has ever seen, IOM Director-General Antonio Vitorino said:
“Millions of people are in urgent need of basic assistance such as water, food and shelter. If we do not act now, the people of Sudan will face an inevitable humanitarian disaster. I call on the international community to urgently support relief efforts and mobilize financial resources to meet growing needs.”