Sudan Emergency Situation Report #1: 9 May 2023

Resource date: May 2023

Publisher: UNFPA Sudan


The fighting in Sudan, that erupted on 15 April 2023 between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces, is having devastating consequences for civilians. According to UN estimates, as of 6 May, around 334,000 people are estimated to have been internally displaced - mainly in the states of Khartoum, Northern, Blue Nile, North Kordofan, North Darfur, West Darfur and South Darfur - and over 120,000 people have fled to neighboring countries.

UNFPA estimates that up to 80,160 of the recently displaced population in Sudan are women and girls of reproductive age (15-49 years old) among whom an estimated 7,982 women are pregnant and in need of essential sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services including basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care services. Around 880 pregnant women among the newly displaced are expected to give birth in the next month.

An increased number of women are exposed to the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual exploitation and abuse.

UNFPA is supporting services for SRH and GBV prevention and response. As part of the 2023 Sudan humanitarian response plan, UNFPA requires $60.4 million to meet urgent needs.

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