Australia condemns violence across Sudan which has resulted in thousands of deaths and injuries since fighting began on 15 April. We call on all parties to respect the current ceasefire, to cease hostilities and to prevent further needless bloodshed. We call on all parties to protect health facilities and enable safe humanitarian access for partners to deliver much-needed life-saving assistance to the people of Sudan.
Travel advice and consular assistance
Australian Government travel advice for Sudan is Do Not Travel due to armed conflict, civil unrest and the volatile security situation.
Australians wishing to depart Sudan should register their whereabouts on DFAT's registration portal. We are communicating directly with those registered on options for leaving Sudan.
Australians in need of emergency consular assistance should contact the Australian Government’s 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 (within Australia) and +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas).
Australians in Sudan should also subscribe to Smartraveller for the latest travel advice and updates.
Humanitarian situation in Sudan
The humanitarian situation in Sudan is serious and deteriorating. The severe shortage of food, fuel, water and medical supplies, soaring costs, and the ongoing targeting of medical facilities are worsening an already challenging humanitarian situation. Looting of humanitarian assets and offices has compromised response efforts. Ongoing violence, displacement and lack of humanitarian access is expected to lead to significant refugee outflows; United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is planning for 815,000 people to cross Sudan’s borders into neighbouring countries.