One Year of the Sudan Conflict, What next?

15 April 2024, marked the one-year anniversary since the outbreak of the Sudan armed conflict between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The conflict that has killed over 15,000 people, injured more than 26,000 and displaced over 8 million of its population internally and externally. A war that has seen half of the population in need of humanitarian assistance (25
million). A war that continues.

Millions of people continue to face daily challenges to survive the fighting, while struggling to access enough food, safe drinking water, health care, and safe shelter. Today, Sudan is facing one of the world’s largest food crisis, coupled with blockages and disruptions for the distribution of humanitarian assistance and aid by the warring parties.

Food insecurity is one of the major critical humanitarian issues severely affecting the country. It portends a bleak picture in the coming months as the current famine is projected to worsen in the coming months, with devastating impact on the Sudanese people.

Despite being one of the largest humanitarian crises globally, the Sudan crisis remains significantly under-reported and ignored by the international community. The time is now for African and world leaders push for a permanent ceasefire and a sustainable, inclusive political solution in Sudan before one year turns into many years of war resulting in continued violence, displacement and loss of life.

In the unfortunate marking the one year of the conflict, Africans for the Horn of Africa (Af4HA), Strategic Initiative for women in the Horn of Africa and the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies hosted a Twitter space conversation to assess the current situation and discuss practical pathways for the resolution of the conflict.

Listen to the recording on YouTube