Fighting Continues in Sudan

JB Shreve
November 1, 2023 1 min to read
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sudan fighting continues

The war in Sudan continues, pitting the Sudanese Army led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan against the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by General Mohamed Hamdan. According to the UN, approximately 9,000 people have been killed and injured in the fighting. The United Nations says it is one of the worst humanitarian nightmares in recent history.

Sudan now holds the largest internally displaced population in the world, with more than 7 million people forced from their homes.

  • Seventy percent of the nation’s hospitals have been closed down.
  • Cholera, dengue, and malaria outbreaks are on the rise.
  • Reports have torture and sexual violence within the conflict are on the rise.
  • More than half the country’s population is now in need of humanitarian aid. 
  • There are widespread reports of ethnic cleansing campaigns already underway.

Hala al-Karib, Regional Director of the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa, addressed the UN Human Rights Council last week and warned that more than 4 million women and girls in Sudan are now at risk of sexual violence in Sudan.

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