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Sudan’s humanitarian crisis, as war nears 1-year anniversary

Displaced people arrive in South Sudan from Sudan through the Joda boarder crossing.
© UNHCR/Ala Kheir

On this edition of Your Call's Media Roundtable, Sudanese-American journalist Isma'il Kushkush joins us to discuss the devastating impact of the war in Sudan on people's lives.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees reports that over 8.5 million Sudanese have been forced to flee their homes in Sudan since April 2023 when the war broke out between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Over the past year, Sudan's civil war has killed more than 16,000 people and forced 8 million people to flee their homes.

The U.N. humanitarian office has warned that the war put Sudan on course to become the world’s worst hunger crisis with malnutrition soaring and already claiming children’s lives.


Isma'il Kushkush, freelance Sudanese-American journalist

Web Resources:

The Washington Post: Hunger stalks war-ravaged Sudan

Aljazeera:After a year of war in Sudan, what is the situation now?

Aljazeera: More than 10 million children in line of fire as war rages in Sudan

Reuters: Sudan civil war: are Iranian drones helping the army gain ground?

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.