Renew clashes in Wad Medani AL Jazeera -Khartoum between the SAF and RSF,

On December 15, 2023, in the outskirts of Wad Medani, located in Aj Jazirah State 136 km south of the capital Khartoum. Renews brutal Fighting that broke out in the morning between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The city has more than 6 million people coming from Khartoum, and another state city has served as a hub for humanitarian operations since fighting broke out between SAF and RSF in April this year.

Eyewitnesses told Darfur Network for Human Rights that “RSF with allied militas were attacked in Wad Madani by more than 160 four-wheel drive vehicles with heavy weapons, were came in the morning toward of west of Madani during that time people did not wake up from home, and the military aircraft in sky launching bombs at RSF. and RSFwith allied militas also launching heavy at SAF, and they The renewal of conflict and violence between the two parties, which led to terror among civilians and feared that the Rapid Support Forces would loot their property”.

the government in Wad Medani has announced A curfew order in Al-Jazira state. All individuals and vehicles must remain indoors from 6 pm until 6 am. There are exceptions only for medical, and First Aid within the state are excluded.
In addition, Financial penalties and imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months were imposed, plus a fine for anyone who violates the law, paying one thousand dollars.

Shops and markets have reportedly shut down. A suspension of all humanitarian field missions within and from Aj Jazirah State has been put in place as of 15 December until further notice.

According to a report by OCHA in Sudan, An estimated 5.9 million people live in Aj Jazirah State, Sudan’s breadbasket, with 700,000 people living in Wad Medani. More than 270,000 people in the city need humanitarian assistance. Since April 15, nearly 500,000 people fled to Al Jazirah State, 86,400 of whom are in Wad Medani. About 1.9 million people are in crisis (IPC 3) and have above-level food security in the state, with 179,000 in Medani between October 2023 and February 2024, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC). 57 humanitarian organizations are working in the state, including 25 INGOs, 21 NNGOs, and six UN agencies. So far this year, humanitarian organizations have assisted 730,000 people in the State with food assistance, WASH, Health, and other humanitarian interventions.

More information is available from Mohammed Hassan, Executive Director, DNHR, by email: and by phone: (+256)752792112 or (+249)924638036.

More information is available from Mohammed Hassan, Executive Director, DNHR.


Phone: (+256)752792112 or (+249)924638036

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