The United Nations announced that nearly 200,000 people have fled Sudan since the outbreak of the conflict between the army and the Rapid Support Forces in mid-April, in addition to the displacement of hundreds of thousands inside the country.
The organization stated, in a statement, that more than 750 people were killed and 5,000 others wounded as a result of the fighting, noting that reports confirm the flight of about 200,000 people.
For its part, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported that a factory in Khartoum that produces a large part of the foodstuffs for Sudanese children, who suffer from the most severe forms of malnutrition, was burned, which led to the destruction of all machines and stopping production completely.
In addition, the United Nations Migration Organization said earlier last week: that more than 700 thousand people have been displaced inside Sudan in the wake of the outbreak of fighting.
Olga Sarado, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said in statements that 30,000 additional refugees have arrived in neighboring Chad in recent days, bringing the total number of those who arrived from Sudan in recent weeks to 60,000, noting that about ninety percent of the refugees are in Chad are children and women, many of whom are pregnant.
And she highlighted that, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 20 percent of children between the ages of six months and five years suffer from acute malnutrition, adding that the humanitarian response is difficult and costly, especially as refugees and returnees reach remote border areas, where services and infrastructure Infrastructure is scarce or non-existent, and host populations are suffering under the weight of climate change and food scarcity, with the upcoming rainy season expected to further complicate logistics when many roads will become impassable.
The UN official stated that the UNHCR is working urgently to deliver aid to Sudan and neighboring countries using donor funds, but a large-scale response requires significant funding, stressing that UNHCR teams continue to provide aid from a declining stock in Sudan, which was hosting a large number of refugees before the crisis.
On the other hand, Sarado welcomed the commission’s signing of a declaration by the two warring military parties in Sudan pledging to respect the rules that allow the provision of humanitarian aid, as she said: “We hope that (the agreement) will allow the delivery of much-needed humanitarian aid, and the restoration of basic services such as health care.” water and electricity.”