Response Updates

Relief Supplies En Route To Survivors of Conflict in Sudan

Sudan Reported by Convoy of Hope

May 22, 2023 | 4:35 p.m.

Distributions have officially begun in Sudan in response to the ongoing conflict between two military forces. Convoy of Hope is working with partners on the ground to ensure vulnerable people receive the vital supplies they need to survive.

More than 1 million people are now displaced as a result of the conflict. Stocks of food, cash, and essential supplies are rapidly dwindling as panic ensues and order collapses. Millions of people in Sudan are living in a nightmare of fear, danger, and the unknown. Convoy is there to provide hope, help, and relief to people who desperately need it.

May 19, 2023 | 12:02 p.m.

It’s now been a month since the start of the conflict between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and Sudanese Armed Forces. The city of Khartoum is the main battleground. According to Convoy of Hope’s partners in the area, those who cannot afford to leave the city are left to endure extremely difficult conditions. Civilians are experiencing severe shortages of essential supplies, electricity, water, and medical services.

Sudanese people are continuing to exit the conflict zone.

Khartoum’s dire situation is compounded by the scarcity of basic resources. Gas stations throughout the city are empty and closed. People remaining in the city face increasingly catastrophic conditions. 

Relief supplies from Convoy of Hope are in Sudan and are ready to be distributed as soon as possible. Convoy’s goal is to bring relief and hope for tomorrow to those affected by the conflict.

May 12, 2023 | 11:38 a.m.

Since mid-April, fighting between Sudanese Armed Forces and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has continued in Khartoum, with clashes occurring in Darfur and several other areas in Sudan. Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands have been injured. 

Photo Above: Sudanese evacuees wait before boarding a Saudi military ship to Jeddah port, at Port Sudan in Sudan, late Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Many are fleeing the conflict in Sudan between the military and a rival paramilitary force. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Violence and a lack of basic necessities have forced many from their homes. Currently, an estimated 700,000 people have been displaced by violence and internal conflict in the past few weeks, adding to the 3.7 million who had already been internally displaced within the country before the conflict began. 

Convoy of Hope is working with partners to bring relief to camps of people displaced by violence. One million meals are planned to be distributed in Sudan to help sustain those who do not have consistent access to food. Water filtration systems are also being distributed, so families have access to clean drinking water.

May 5, 2023 | 12:05 p.m.

Convoy of Hope is responding to the crisis in Sudan due to escalating conflict. Forces loyal to two different generals are fighting for power and civilians are suffering. Many people are trying to flee to safety, adding strain to neighboring countries with limited resources.

Photo Above: Smoke is seen in Khartoum, Sudan, Saturday, April 22, 2023. Khartoum, a city of some 5 million people, has been transformed into a front line in the grinding conflict between Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan, the commander of Sudan’s military, and Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, who leads the powerful paramilitary group known as the Rapid Support Forces. The outbreak of violence has dashed once-euphoric hopes for a democratic transition in Sudan after a popular uprising helped oust former dictator Omar al-Bashir. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali, File)

Food and water filtration supplies are being sent to help people who are unable to flee the conflict. “Our teams are in action right now to mobilize and provide immediate relief,” said Convoy’s Chris Dudley.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been internally displaced by the conflict and unrest already. Uncertainty surrounds Sudan, but one thing is sure: Convoy of Hope will be there to provide immediate relief and a sense of hope for those affected.