Urgent Humanitarian Assistance Needed for 25 Million People in Sudan

A civil war has been raging in Sudan for months, leaving approximately 25 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance, according to UN experts.

25 Million People in Urgent Need of Assistance in Sudan

According to UN experts, a civil war has been ravaging Sudan for months, leaving approximately 25 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The African country is currently home to over nine million internally displaced people.

About 25 million people, including more than 14 million children, are in need of humanitarian aid in Sudan, according to UN experts. In a joint statement released in Geneva, experts from the United Nations declared that Sudan is experiencing the fastest-growing crisis in the world.

Violence and inadequate provisions have resulted in an unprecedented mass exodus in Sudan, with an estimated more than nine million people internally displaced. Two-thirds of them reside in collection centers without sufficient access to food, clean water, medical aid, and sanitation facilities, leading to the spread of diseases like cholera.

Furthermore, 20 million children are unable to attend school and face various risks. According to Doctors Without Borders, at least one child dies every two hours in the Zamzam camp, one of the largest and oldest camps for displaced people in Sudan.

Power struggles and ethnic conflicts

The conflict between government troops and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), coupled with resource scarcity and a lack of assistance, have intensified tensions among different population groups. Refugees, particularly the elderly, women, girls, and individuals with disabilities, are targeted in attacks. Aggressions along ethnic and political lines are also prevalent.

In the East African nation, de facto President Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his former deputy, Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, have been vying for power since April 15.

Numerous fatalities in attacks in the border region

Meanwhile, violence is escalating in the Abyei region on the border between Sudan and South Sudan. Over the weekend, at least 37 people, mostly women and children, were killed in attacks, as reported by the BBC. The majority of the victims were women and children. Houses and markets in four villages were burned down, allegedly by groups of armed youths. Additionally, 18 people were kidnapped.