Monday, May 29, 2023

Faced with an unprecedented situation in Sudan, the UN sends a senior official

Khartoum is the capital of half a million people full of fightersEyewitnesses said that gunshots and explosions could be heard in various areas.AFP,

Fighting broke out on April 15 between the two generals who have been in charge of the country since a 2021 coup, trapping millions of Sudanese.

Martin Griffiths, United Nations humanitarian officer

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The scale and speed with which events are unfolding in Sudan [sont] phenomenalguess on sundayHiswhich sent its head of humanitarian affairs, Martin Griffiths, to the region.

I’m on my way […] To find out how we can provide immediate assistance residents, said Mr. Griffiths, for whom The human condition has reached breaking point In the country, one of the poorest in the world.

humanitarian aid threatened

There has been widespread looting of humanitarian offices and warehouses. most of our stock is outThey said.

Despite everything, in a country where before the war a third of the inhabitants were suffering from hunger, the World Food Program (WFP) announced Remove the suspension of your activities immediatelyOrdered after the death of three of his employees.

Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhane and the head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary force, Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, known as Hemedti, agreed to extend the three-day ceasefire until midnight on Sunday. , One after the other Mediation between the United States and Saudi ArabiaAccording to the Sudanese military.

Since the start of the conflict, several cease-fires have been announced before being immediately violated. According to experts, it only means that there should be safe corridors for the evacuation of foreigners and the talks going on abroad should continue.

So far both the generals have denied direct talks.

ever heavier balance sheet

According to widely understood official figures, 528 people were killed and 4,599 wounded in the fighting.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Sunday managed to land in Port Sudan, 850 kilometers east of Khartoum, the first plane loaded with eight tonnes of aid.

it will only cure 1500 injuredHe warned.

A Largely Deserted Road With A Huge Column Of Smoke In The Middle Of It In Sudan.

In total, up to 270,000 people may have fled the fighting that affects 12 of the country’s 18 states of 45 million residents.

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L’His 75,000 internally displaced persons identified. At least 20,000 people have fled to Chad, 6,000 to the Central African Republic and thousands to South Sudan and Ethiopia.

In total, up to 270,000 people, according to one estimateHisThis country of 45 million inhabitants may run out of fighting that affects 12 of the 18 states.

Residents of the capital, when not fleeing, are trying to survive despite the lack of food, water and electricity.

Khartoum State gave leave until further notice officers, while the police ensure that they are deployed to prevent looting.

Most of the country’s hospitals are out of service. For those still working the situation is unstableConfirmed because content is missingAFP Mazoub Saad Ibrahim, a doctor in Ad-Damir, north of Khartoum.

Several countries, including France, Germany and the United States, evacuated their citizens and other foreigners. Canada has ended its evacuation due to dangerous circumstances,

The Arab League is meeting in Cairo on Monday to discuss the situation in Sudan, according to experts General Dagalo’s ally the United Arab Emirates announced it had summoned the army chief.

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Ben Farhane received an envoy from General Burhane on Sunday.

In addition, Riyadh called a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday.

For the Carnegie Middle East Center, General Daglo is trying to buy time, because The longer he remains in office in Khartoum, the greater his weight at the negotiating table,

According to’HisA hundred people were killed in West Darfur, a region marked by a bloody civil war that began in 2003 between the dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir and ethnic minorities.

general secretary ofHisAntonio Guterres, warned of a situation HorribleTogether tribes are now trying to arm themselves,

As the human drama worsens,Ong Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has arrested almost all its activities because of the violence.

As head of the Janjawid militiamen, General Daglo carried out the scorched earth policy in Darfur on Bashir’s orders.

The war killed about 300,000 people and displaced about 2.5 millionHis, Janjavid officially gave birth in 2013 fsrParamilitary assistant of the army.

Generals Burhane and Dagalo joined forces during the 2021 coup to oust the civilians with whom they had shared power since Bashir’s fall in 2019. But then differences surfaced and due to lack of agreement on integration fsr Degenerates in open combat, in the army.

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