16 May

Honourable Commissioners,

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) and the Sudanese Human Rights Monitor (SHRM), wish to draw your attention to the dire and precarious situation of women and girls in Sudan.

One year on from the start of the conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces, fighting and attacks on civilians have spread to multiple regions, including Darfur, Khartoum, South Kordofan and Aj Jazirah State, prompting a dramatic deterioration of the humanitarian situation. Sudan now has the highest rate of internal displacement in the world, with over 10.7 million people uprooted from their homes, including 9 million internally displaced, and over 20 million facing severe hunger, according to the UN. Neighboring countries such as Chad have also been affected by the spill-over effects of the conflict, with IOM reporting 682,136 people displaced from Sudan into Chad as of 29 January 2024. 

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