Sudan - Tribal conflict in Blue Nile State (DG ECHO and partners, UN OCHA, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 18 July 2022)

  • On 14 July 2022 evening, a Hausa community member was reportedly killed by a Fung tribesman at Ganis in El Roseries locality, Blue Nile State, allegedly over land ownership issues. On 15 and 16 July, the clashes continued in the area and spread to Ed Damazine locality. As of 17 July, the situation is reportedly calm, but unpredictable. The Governor of the Blue Nile State issued a decree prohibiting public gatherings for one month and imposed a curfew, with all roads leading to Damazine closed by security forces.

  • According to local authorities, as of Sunday morning, 65 people have been killed and 192 injured in the fighting, mostly young men. The health minister urged the capital to help airlift the most critical cases as hospitals in Blue Nile did not have the necessary equipment and life-saving medicine. An urgent appeal for blood donations was launched.

  • Civilian displacements are yet to be verified. Initial data suggests that around 2,000 IDPs have been relocated to three public schools in Damazine. All humanitarian activities have been paused, however partners are establishing a task force to coordinate access and response efforts.