The United Nations estimates that more than $3 billion is necessary for humanitarian aid and refugees in Sudan, where the situation has worsened due to intense fighting since the middle of April. According to the United Nations’ most recent projections, the amount of money required for humanitarian help alone has increased to $2.6 billion from $1.75 billion in December.
According to Ramesh Rajasingham, the head of humanitarian affairs at the United Nations, this funding should make it possible for humanitarian relief groups to treat around 18 million of the most vulnerable individuals in the country. In order to help those who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the war, the United Nations is requesting $470.4 million. They also stated that they anticipated that up to 1.1 million people would depart Sudan this year.
Rajasingham told the reporters, “Today, 25 million people, which is more than half of Sudan’s population,” are in need of protection and support from the humanitarian community. Since the fighting in Sudan began on April 15 between the army of General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitaries led by General Mohamed Hamdane Daglo, an estimated one thousand people have been killed, and one million have been forced from their homes and become refugees.
The fighting has made the humanitarian situation in the country much more precarious, despite the fact that one in three people in the country already relied on outside aid before the conflict. Filippo Grandi, the chairman of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), projected that “more than 800,000 people” could flee the deadly fighting in Sudan two weeks ago.
Raouf Mazou, an official with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, was quoted as saying to a group of reporters, “To date, the crisis, which began a month ago, has caused a mass exodus to neighboring countries of approximately 220,000 refugees.” During this same time period, there have been around 700,000 people who have been forced to flee their homes within Sudan. “Countless people remain trapped in Sudan, innocent victims of the indiscriminate fighting,” he added.