"Sudan Marks One Year of War: Over 13,000 Lives Lost, 7 Million Displaced"

"Sudanese Human Rights Observatory condemns RSF militia atrocities and calls for international action. Learn about the ongoing war in Sudan and the severe displacement of seven million people."


4/24/20241 min read

As of April 15, 2024, the war in Sudan completes a full year, casting its bloody shadows over the entire Sudanese people. We have lost more than 13,000 innocent lives, with over seven million citizens displaced from their homes unjustly. We have witnessed widespread destruction of the healthcare sector in Khartoum, Al-Jazirah, and Darfur, as well as the destruction of infrastructure and public facilities. The educational process in the country has been disrupted for a full year, and Sudan is now on the brink of its worst famine in history.

The Rapid Support Forces militia has caused the displacement of civilians and obstructed the delivery of humanitarian aid. Women in Sudan have been subjected to the most heinous forms of sexual violations, including abduction and sale into forced labor and sexual exploitation. They have been subjected to rape and various forms of sexual violence, with rape being used as a weapon against civilians and their families.

Throughout the year, the Sudanese Human Rights Observatory has been monitoring and documenting war crimes and human rights violations according to high national and professional standards. It continually seeks justice for the victims and condemns the actions of the aggressors.

A year on, the war has not yet abated, with no signs of ending soon. Sudan continues to descend into ongoing violence, with an increase in affected areas, amid deliberate neglect from the international community and significant media blackout.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have stood by the innocent Sudanese people. We call on the international community, civil society organizations, and local actors to join efforts to alleviate the suffering of our people across the country.

The Sudanese Human Rights Observatory will remain an independent national voice, expressing the plight of the victims and the oppressed, seeking to uphold their rights, condemn aggressors, and open its doors to all those who share the same goals. We hope that the suffering of the Sudanese people will end and that the country will flourish in peace and security.