The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs in Sudan confirmed on Friday that approximately 5.3 million people have been displaced within Sudan and neighboring countries due to the conflict between the army and the Rapid Support Forces.
The office stated that more than 50 humanitarian and human rights organizations have called for more assistance and solidarity with Sudan.
It also noted the deaths of more than 1,200 refugee children in White Nile State due to suspected measles and malnutrition, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The statement confirmed that at least 72,000 people have been affected by heavy rains and floods in 16 localities in seven states in Sudan.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stated last Tuesday that several thousand, including newborns in Sudan, are at risk of dying before the end of the year.
The two agencies added that after nearly six months of conflict between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, the country’s healthcare sector is on the brink of collapse due to direct attacks by the warring parties, in addition to a shortage of staff and medicines.
The war between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces has entered its fifth month, with its scope widening and the humanitarian situation deteriorating for citizens, especially in the capital, Khartoum, and the Darfur region.