Clashes continue in Sudan..and children are victims every hour

New clashes took place in Sudan, Monday, The hundredth day of the conflict between the army And the Rapid Support Forces, which claimed thousands of victims, including children, one of whom is killed or injured every hour, according to a UNICEF report.

Sudan entered a new spiral of violence from April 15, with relentless fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces.

The ongoing war, without any prospect of a solution, has killed at least 3,900 people so far, according to the non-governmental organization “Aclide”, noting that medical sources confirm that the actual toll is much higher.

Children constitute one of the most vulnerable links in this war, which is concentrated especially in Khartoum and the Darfur region (west).

On Monday, the United Nations Children’s Fund reported that it had received “reports of 2,500 flagrant violations of children’s rights – an average of at least one per hour”.

“The real figure is likely to be much higher, and it is a grim reminder of the daily impact of the crisis on the most vulnerable, in a country where nearly 14 million children need humanitarian support,” she said in a statement.

It indicated that the figures available to it indicate that “no less than 435 children were killed in the conflict, and no less than 2,025 children were injured.”

The UN organization lamented that “every day children are killed, injured, kidnapped and witness the schools, hospitals, critical infrastructure and life-saving supplies they depend on damaged, destroyed or looted.”

‘similar experiences’

“Parents and grandparents who lived through previous cycles of violence are now watching their children and grandchildren face similar horrific experiences,” he added.

Sudan was considered one of the poorest countries in the world even before the outbreak of the current conflict, which prompted more than 3.5 million people to flee, more than 700,000 of whom left the country, especially to neighboring countries.

The smoke of battle in Khartoum

More than half of the country’s population, which was estimated at about 48 million, needs humanitarian aid to continue, at a time of increasing warnings of famine in light of the lack of basic materials, and at a time when more than two-thirds of hospitals in combat zones are out of service.

In addition, humanitarian workers continue to demand in vain access to combat zones and say that the authorities prevent aid from reaching customs and do not issue visas to aid workers.

“The first 100 days of war in Sudan have taken a heavy toll on civilian lives and infrastructure, but the worst is yet to come,” the NRC said in Monday’s report.

“The country is on the brink of collapse, grappling with a series of unprecedented crises combined,” he added.

Resistance committees in the neighborhoods of the capital and its suburbs were opened in the past few days Donation door in order to meet food needs Trapped in their homes and unable to escape since the start of the fighting.

Cut off the “mercenaries”

The two parties to the conflict concluded several truces, often with the mediation of Saudi Arabia and the United States, but they did not hold. The African Union and the IGAD Organization for Development in East Africa are also trying to mediate a solution to the crisis.

And the Sudanese army warned in a statement, on Monday, that it would “deal with all types of vehicles on the Para-Khartoum export route as military targets,” after the authorities’ decision. It was closed as a result of its use in transporting loot citizens and bringing mercenaries into the country.

The army indicated that the El-Obeid Kosti-Khartoum road was used instead of the closed road, which connects the capital with the city of Bara in North Kordofan state.

Clashes have been recorded in recent days in El-Obeid, the capital of North Kordofan state, due to the city’s strategic location on the road linking Darfur to the capital, in addition to the presence of the country’s third largest airport.

Also, residents in the state of South Kordofan reported, on Monday, that “the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North, led by Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu, besieged the city of Kadugli, the capital of the state.”

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