JRS monitors the impact of the conflict in Sudan

02 May 2023

We continue to monitor the unfolding of the conflict in Sudan that is devastating the country and forcing thousands of people to leave their homes in search of safety. Our thoughts are with those affected by the violence and we pray that there will be no further loss of life. 

The UN reports that more than 75,000 people have been internally displaced in Sudan as a result, and it is estimated that nearly 40,000 have crossed borders. While JRS is not currently present in Sudan, we have long-standing operations in Chad, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Our staff on the ground are working closely with other organisations and reception teams to assess the situation and support those forced to flee Sudan.   

How is JRS supporting refugees from Sudan

In South Sudan, after an assessment visit to Renk, at the frontier with Sudan, we have identified the gaps that JRS can support: referral assistance for refugees in need of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services, pastoral accompaniment for those who request it, and identifying and making referrals from refugees in need of medical support and non-food items.

JRS response in Chad and Ethiopia is still in the early stages. In Chad, we are considering supporting the education of new arrivals as well as offering protection services to the most vulnerable, relying on the expertise of JRS Chad in both areas.

How to support families fleeing Sudan

The support of people like you enables us to respond to the urgent needs of the families affected by the conflict in Sudan. Please, make a donation to help our brothers and sisters in this time of need.