Despite calls for a ceasefire, intense fighting continues in Sudan, amid a power struggle between Sudan’s top military leaders. Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands injured by the violence. Our team in the region says civilians are trapped in their homes, because of gunfire in residential areas and are running out of food and water supplies, with electricity cut off in some areas. Colleagues in neighboring South Sudan, where we have been working since 2006, are worried for their loved ones living in Sudan – especially in the capital Khartoum, where fighting is intense.
We know the needs of women and girls are often overlooked during times of crisis and they are at heightened risk of sexual violence, domestic abuse, trafficking, child marriage whilst bearing the additional responsibility of caring for their families. Women for Women International is mobilizing our Conflict Response Fund to identify Sudanese women’s rights organizations — prioritizing those based in the capital to meet the unique and urgent needs of women impacted by this conflict.