At least 676 people have been killed, due to the clashes between the Sudanese Army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), according to a report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), yesterday.
“Clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces continued for 30 consecutive days, especially in and around Khartoum, killing at least 676 people and injuring 5,576, OCHA said.
According to the report, over 936,000 people have been newly displaced by the conflict, since Apr 15, including about 736,200 internally displaced, and about 200,000 took refuge in neighbouring countries.
Since clashes broke out in mid Apr, residents of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, have been suffering from severe food shortages, especially after dozens of factories were looted and burned.
According to the United Nations, it is estimated that about 15.8 million Sudanese, or about one-third of Sudan’s population, will need humanitarian aid this year, and the figure is likely to increase as a result of the war.
On May 11, the Sudanese warring parties signed, in the Saudi port city of Jeddah, the Declaration of Commitment to Protect Civilians of Sudan, to facilitate the delivery of emergency humanitarian aid and guarantee the safe evacuation of civilians.
However, the two sides accused each other of breaching the deal and continuing the armed clashes.
Yesterday, the Sudanese Army accused the RSF of shooting Christian worshippers in a church, at the Al-Masalma area, in Omdurman city.
However, the RSF denied responsibility for the incident, and accused the army of being behind it, calling for an independent investigation into the incident
Source: Nam News Network