Explosive Violence in January 2024

In January 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 5,612 deaths and injuries from 757 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 85% (4,783) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Sudan: 11 civilians killed, 90 injured by artillery shelling in Omdurman, Khartoum

On October 5th, 2023, heavy artillery killed at least 11 civilians and injured 90 in Omdurman’s Karari neighbourhood.

Sudan: 42 civilians killed by artillery shelling in Nyala, South Darfur

On 22 August 2023, 42 civilians were killed by artillery shelling in Nyala, South Darfur.

Khartoum: 14 killed and 217 injured in shelling between Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces during struggle for control of police headquarters, 25 June.

At least 14 civilians were killed and 217 injured during a battle for control of the Central Reserve Police headquarters in Khartoum.

Escalating violence and civilian casualties in Sudan raise concerns of broadening conflict

Communal violence and escalating conflict between rival generals in Sudan, particularly in the far south and the restive Darfur region, have resulted in civilian deaths and raised concerns of a widening conflict across the country’s frontier regions.

Sudan’s fractured future: power struggles and the elusive quest for democracy

Amidst escalating violence and power struggles between military factions, Sudan’s pursuit of democracy is hindered, leaving the nation’s future uncertain and its citizens caught in the crossfire.