Ten months of armed dispute in the nation has displaced about 11 million people and left half the people facing starvation.
Ten months of armed dispute in the nation has displaced about 11 million people and left half the people facing starvation.

UN raises alarm over humanitarian crisis in Sudan

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Ten months of armed dispute in the nation has displaced about 11 million people and left half the people facing starvation.

The United Nations has sounded the alarm over the dire situation in Sudan, describing it as a scene of “epic suffering” due to ongoing fighting between rival military factions since April. 

This conflict has led to the world’s largest internal displacement crisis and has raised concerns about the possibility of state failure.

Humanitarian Appeal

On Wednesday, the UN made an urgent appeal for $4.1 billion to address the pressing humanitarian needs in Sudan. 

The UN’s World Food Programme has issued warnings about starvation in areas isolated by the conflict, emphasizing the urgent need for assistance.

Medical Crisis

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) has reported a harrowing situation in North Darfur, where a child is dying of malnutrition every two hours in a single camp. The organization has described the situation as “absolutely catastrophic.”

Devastating Impact

The war between the Sudanese armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has inflicted severe damage on Sudan’s economy. 

Approximately half of the country’s 50 million population requires food assistance, and nearly 11 million people have been displaced from their homes. Many have sought refuge in neighboring countries already grappling with internal crises.

Appeal for Support

Filippo Grandi, the UN’s refugee commissioner, has urged the international community to increase support for the people of Sudan, emphasizing their desperate need for assistance and the urgency of the situation.

Escalating Violence

The conflict has resulted in a significant loss of life, with estimates ranging from thousands to tens of thousands killed during the 10 months of fighting.

Reports indicate atrocities, including killings targeting members of ethnic African groups in the West Darfur region, raising fears of a repeat of past genocides.

Unsuccessful Mediation Efforts

Efforts by regional powers, the United States, and Saudi Arabia to mediate a peaceful resolution have thus far been unsuccessful. 

The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) continue to gain ground, expanding their control over regions like Darfur and advancing into new areas.

The situation in Sudan remains critical, demanding immediate attention and action from the international community to alleviate the suffering and prevent further escalation of violence.

Jean Martin

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