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What has caused the conflict in Sudan?

As tensions escalate, learn why there’s conflict in Sudan.

Fighting between Sudan’s military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces erupted last month in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, following days of tension. 

The Sudan crisis centres around a proposed transition to civilian rule. The security situation escalated and in the following days and weeks in excess of 600 people have lost their lives, including a number of humanitarian workers. Some humanitarian support offices have been forcibly broken into, with equipment stolen and offices ransacked.

The fighting has spread to other cities including Nyala, in South Darfur state, where World Vision works.

World Vision’s field operations have been temporarily suspended and staff have been requested to stay indoors until the situation de-escalates.

Almost 16 million people in Sudan are dependent on humanitarian agencies, including World Vision, for aid. Millions of people, including children, are being impacted by this unrest.