More than 2.2 million people have been displaced in Sudan since the outbreak of the armed clashes, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday.
In a statement, the IOM said 1,670,991 people have been displaced internally and 528,147 fled to neighboring countries.
“The highest proportions of internally displaced people have been observed in West Darfur (16.95%), River Nile (14.12%), White Nile (13.56%), and Northern state (11.32%),” it noted.
The IOM said the majority have been displaced from Khartoum state (64.45%), West Darfur (17.19%), South Darfur (8.54%), Central Darfur (5.49%), North Darfur (3.04%), North Kordofan (0.26%), and Al-Jazirah (0.03%).”
According to the organization, at least 205,565 Sudanese have fled Sudan into Egypt, 149,383 people into Chad, 110,980 into South Sudan, 45,605 into Ethiopia, 15,219 into the Central African Republic and 1,395 people into Libya.
According to local medics, at least 958 civilians have been killed and 4,746 others injured in the clashes.
Nearly 3,800 people died on migration routes within and from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region last year (January-December 2022), the highest number since 2017 when 4,255 deaths were recorded according to newly released data from the IOM Missing Migrants Project (MMP).
Earlier Wednesday, the Sudan Doctors Syndicate said that the death toll from the ongoing clashes between Sudan’s army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has risen to 958, according to local medics on Wednesday.
In a statement, the Sudan Doctors Syndicate said 4,746 civilians have also been injured in the violence.
Earlier estimates had put the death toll from the ongoing military clashes at 866 civilians and 3,721 injured.
Since the beginning of the clashes, thousands of Sudanese refugees have fled to Egypt, Chad, Ethiopia, and South Sudan every day.
The United Nations stated recently that tens of thousands of people have fled Sudan to escape the bloody war, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced inside the country.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) recently called on the conflicting parties in Sudan to immediately stop the ongoing war and seek a peaceful solution through a comprehensive national dialogue.
AOHR UK also called on the UN Security Council to take immediate action and call for a ceasefire to save the lives of innocent people at risk.