An armed conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), rival factions of the military government of Sudan, began on 15 April 2023, when clashes broke, with the fighting concentrated around the capital city of Khartoum and the Darfur region.

The conflict currently raging in Sudan has caused a large displacement of people seeking safety into neighboring Chad. According to the latest figures, more than 500,000 people have crossed the Chadian border so far, and numbers continue to increase. Such a sudden influx is putting additional pressure in Chad, a country that already hosted one of the largest refugee populations in central Africa.

The children and families of Sudan have endured escalating violence, trauma, destruction, and displacement. Children and families continue to be killed, wounded, and deeply traumatized by violence that has sparked displacement on a scale and speed. Schools, hospitals, and other civilian infrastructure on which they depend continue to be damaged or destroyed. Families have been separated and lives torn apart.  

RASIT lost contact with 12 professionals of its associate members and fellows.

RASIT has responded to the refugees’ crisis with a humanitarian aid to support the children and families of Sudan in Chad.

RASIT is standing with the Sudanese Refugees and will continue working with the international community and partners to support them.