CIVIL WAR: UN Warns of Escalation Of Civil War In Sudan

CIVIL WAR UN Warns of Escalation Of Civil War In Sudan
CIVIL WAR UN Warns of Escalation Of Civil War In Sudan

The United Nations has voiced serious concerns about the escalating civil war in Sudan, alerting the international community to the potential for further deterioration.

Recent reports from the World Health Organisation indicates that the conflict in this North Eastern African country has already resulted in no fewer than 16,000 fatalities and left 33,000 people injured.

The crisis has also forced approximately nine million individuals to flee their homes, and the threat of widespread famine is becoming increasingly imminent.

Of particular concern is the acute food scarcity impacting a third of the population in the capital city of Khartoum and in the Darfur region.

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The conflict’s toll on malnutrition is stark, with the number of undernourished children under five and affected mothers reaching 4.9 million, a significant increase from the previous figure of 3.9 million.

The clash for control is centered around Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the army general with de facto leadership of Sudan, and his erstwhile deputy Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, who commands the Rapid Support Forces.

Volker Türk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been actively engaging with both parties, holding urgent talks to press the importance of peace talks and ensuring that humanitarian aid reaches those most in need.

He has called for an immediate halt to the violence committed by soldiers on both sides.

In conclusion, The UN spokesperson stated that both sides have agreed on the importance of complying with humanitarian laws but have yet to entertain direct peace negotiations or entertain the idea of a meeting to reconcile their differences.

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