Sudan war: What a year of conflict has done to the country in numbers

Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

One year on from the beginning of Sudan's civil war, much of the country has been left in ruins and the death toll continues to rise.

The war between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), led by General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemeti, and the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), headed by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, began on 15 April last year.

The statistics are stark behind the images and stories of conflict.

According to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), which the United Nations cites, there have been more than 15,550 "reported fatalities" in Sudan over a year of war. However that is considered to be much lower than the true death toll.