According to the World Health Organization, more than 400 people have been killed and more than 3,500 injured in the fighting in Sudan so far.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says that 413 people have been killed in the current conflict in Sudan, while the UN Children’s Agency says that children are paying a very high price, with at least nine people killed and more than 50 seriously injured in the war, Anadolu Turkish news reports. . The agency reported.
Margaret Harris, spokeswoman for the World Health Organization, told a UN press conference that according to the Sudanese government, 413 people have been killed and 3,551 injured in the conflict.
The battle is part of the ongoing conflict between the country’s army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF).
He said there have been 11 verified attacks on health facilities, including 15 since April 10.
“According to the Sudan Ministry of Health, the number of health facilities that have stopped working is 20. Also, according to the Ministry of Health, the number of health facilities that are at risk of closing is 12,” said Harris. .
“So this means that all people need care, and it’s not just people who have been affected by hearings, terrible fights, but also people who have been in need of care and need care,” said a WHO spokesperson. Anadolu reports.
At the same press conference, UNICEF representative James Elder said, “It is clear that the war, as always, is taking its toll on children.
“We now have information that at least nine children have been killed and at least 50 have been injured. As the war continues, these numbers will increase,” he added.
According to Aksakal, many people are imprisoned and do not have access to electricity, reports Anadolu.
“They are afraid of running out of food, water and medicine,” he said.
According to the elder, Sudan already has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in the world.
“We now have a life-threatening situation for around 50,000 children,” said a UNICEF spokesperson.
The war also threatens Sudan’s “cold chain,” including more than $40 million worth of vaccines and insulin due to power outages and the inability to refuel generators, the elder said.
UNICEF also reported that clashes were taking place around children sheltering in schools and health centers, and that children’s hospitals had been forced to evacuate as gunfire approached, Anadolu reported.
The elder said that before the escalation of violence in Sudan, the humanitarian needs of children in the country were high, with three-quarters of children living in extreme poverty.
In addition, 11.5 million children and community members needed emergency water and sanitation services, 7 million children were out of school, and more than 600,000 children were affected. severe acute malnutrition.
Last Saturday, fighting broke out between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in and around the capital, Khartoum, Anadolu reported.
Sudan has been without a functioning government since October 2021, when the military dismissed Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok’s transitional government and declared a state of emergency in what political forces called a “coup”.
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