Sudan – Emergency Event Tracking Report Ag Geneina, West Darfur 011 (2021)

DTM Sudan;
Snapshot Date
Mar 24 2021
  • Event Tracking
  • Mobility Tracking


DTM teams activated Emergency Event Tracking (EET) to monitor the displacement of individuals affected by inter-communal conflict between Masalit and Arab tribes. Clashes erupted on 16 January 2021 in the Krinding area of Ag Geneina town, West Darfur. The eleventh update estimates a total number of 109,264 individuals (22,388 households) seeking shelter in Ag Geneina and its surrounding villages, having been displaced from Krinding 1 and 2 IDP camps (51%), Sultan House area (15%), Hai Eljabal area (4%) and other sites nearby (30%). All displaced individuals are Sudanese nationals. Since the tenth update, there has been a one per cent increase in the captured number of individuals displaced, including an increase of 960 individuals (192 households) in the newly identified site of Alfari, Ag Geneina town, having arrived from 35 villages across Eish Barra admin unit, Ag Geneina locality. On the other hand, there has been a decrease of 250 individuals (54 households) across seven identified sites in Ag Geneina town, due to overcrowding. It remains unknown where these 250 individuals are sheltering at present.

DTM teams have visited Alfari site since the previous update, to verify the data and provide best estimates on the entire caseload across all displacement sites. Subsequently, at least 14,517 individuals are reported to have additional vulnerabilities in need of assistance and support. DTM teams identify 166 individuals have been killed and 427 sustained injuries, whilst at least 7,773 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have lost personal belongings and livestock. Based on a ranking scale, the three main priority needs for the displaced caseload in Ag Geneina town remain as WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), education, and health (medical needs). On the other hand, priority needs in the villages surrounding Ag Geneina town remain as food, non-food items and WASH.

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