The conflict in Sudan has crossed the 100-day mark with no signs of relenting as peace efforts by different actors fail to bear fruits.
The crisis, which began on April 15, has led to widespread violence resulting in death, destruction, and displacement.
More than 2.4 million people have been displaced within Sudan, and more than 730,000 have fled to neighboring countries, according to CARE Sudan.
Over 3 million children are estimated to be acutely malnourished, with over 621,000 facing severe acute malnutrition.
Women continue to face an increased risk of attacks and sexual and gender-based violence due to the protracted fighting.
Millions of people require food, water, shelter, healthcare, and other essential services. Humanitarian actors are working as best as they can to reach those in need, but the challenges are huge.
Many agencies’ offices and warehouses continue to be looted and safe access for humanitarian workers to reach those in most need remains difficult.
Humanitarian workers put their lives on the line daily as they move across the country, delivering much-needed aid to communities.
CARE has called for action in three key areas: First, the cessation of hostilities to ensure the protection and preservation of lives. Second, the creation of safe passage to allow the supply of basic goods and services to communities. Third, an upscaling of funding to meet the needs that grow with each passing day.
“The world cannot afford to look away from the worsening situation in Sudan as it has the potential to destabilise the entire region,” said David MacDonald, CARE Sudan country director.
Sudan has so far rejected peace efforts led by Kenya’s President William Ruto who has been appointed by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development to spearhead negotiations.