The health care situation in Sudan is “catastrophic”… and education has completely stopped

while Clashes between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have been renewed A day after the end of the short 72-hour truce, the country is in a state of decline in health services, which have reached a catastrophic situation, while the educational process has completely stopped due to the fighting between the two military parties since last April.

Today, Thursday, the regional spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Elena Senenko, revealed that the health care situation in Sudan is “catastrophic,” adding, “We are facing a major problem in the supply of electricity and clean water, which increases the risk of disease and epidemic spread, especially with the onset of the rainy season in Sudan.” .

She also said that only 20% of the medical institutions in Sudan are still in service, after more than two months of fighting.

The UN official added that the Red Cross “was able to deliver medical supplies and surgical supplies to 10 hospitals in Khartoum and three hospitals in the Darfur region,” according to what was reported by the Arab World News Agency.

“We are working with officials of the Ministry of Water to support efforts to improve access to clean water, as we were able to supply water stations with nine tons of chlorine,” she added.

The International Committee of the Red Cross warned, through its Twitter account, on June 15, of an imminent collapse of the health system in Sudan, despite the efforts of humanitarian organizations and medical staff to contain the repercussions of the current crisis, due to the fighting that has been taking place in the country since mid-April.

Sudanese transport a body in Khartoum – archive from Reuters

Secondary school exams have been postponed indefinitely

In parallel, Sami Al-Baqer, head of the Central Committee of Sudanese Teachers, said that the educational process in Sudan has completely stopped for the current academic year, due to the ongoing fighting in the country.

Al-Baqer added that the secondary certificate exams were postponed indefinitely, after they were supposed to be held on June 10, while the primary certificate exams were hastily conducted in many states and have not yet taken place in the states of Khartoum.

Miserable conditions in Sudan's cities as a result of the war - France Press

Miserable conditions in Sudan’s cities as a result of the war – France Press

Likewise, the head of the Teachers Committee said that “300,000 people working in the education sector, including teachers, technicians, employees, and workers in more than 20,000 schools in 18 states in Sudan, did not receive salaries for the month of May, and there are states in which workers did not receive salaries for the month of March or April.” .

Al-Baqer added that the non-payment of salaries “negatively affected workers in the education sector, with economic hardship, scarcity of services, and the need to flee from troubled areas outside Sudan or inside the country. We cannot provide the most basic necessities of life such as food, medicine, etc., even our savings sold out.”

The ongoing fighting in Sudan between the army and the Rapid Support Forces in large areas of the country has caused service sectors to stop completely or partially, such as health and education.

The United Nations Motherhood and Childhood Organization (UNICEF) warned late last year that about 7 million children in Sudan are unable to go to school, i.e. 1 in every three children, and the study of 12 million others is interrupted on a large scale, due to the lack of teachers. infrastructure, and the need to provide an environment that enables children to learn.

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