Rapid Support Militia's Attacks in Darfur: Mass Displacement, Food Insecurity, and Health Crises

Urgent call for restraint and humanitarian aid access in response to the rapid support militia's attacks in Darfur, resulting in mass displacement, food insecurity, and health crises.


4/25/20241 min read

Since the onset of military conflicts, the states of Darfur have been in a precarious state, with the Rapid Support Militia launching attacks across the region, resulting in widespread crimes and humanitarian disasters.

During these assaults, the Rapid Support Militia committed various atrocities, forcing over 3 million people to flee their homes in different areas and cities of the region, leading to severe health and environmental consequences for the displaced and refugees.

The displacement of residents and their persecution in safer areas has severely impacted food security. Farmers have been unable to harvest their crops, and there have been attacks on crop markets and local food reserves.

With the Rapid Support Militia gaining control over vast agricultural regions and deliberately displacing farmers, a food gap has emerged. It's evident that this gap is widening in displacement and asylum camps both inside and outside the region.

In Kalma camp alone, 500 individuals, including the elderly and children, have tragically lost their lives, while over 1,500 people have been afflicted with malnutrition. With unrest prevailing in the region and the militia obstructing roads and controlling humanitarian aid, the situation could escalate into a humanitarian catastrophe and exacerbate the food crisis unless the militia is restrained and humanitarian aid is permitted to reach the population.