According to WHO – 413 people have died in Sudan so far, 50,000 malnourished people are at risk
Health services must be closed due to the conflict
Sudan has one of the highest child malnutrition rates in the world
The care of 50,000 severely malnourished children threatened
Sudan. The ceasefire came into effect in Sudan last Tuesday. But a few hours after its installation, the fight started again. Meanwhile, forces loyal to the warring generals clashed at key positions in the capital, accusing each other of violating the ceasefire. So far, the number of people killed in this civil war has risen to 413. At the same time, 3,551 people have been injured in this fight. The World Health Organization (WHO) has claimed figures for all of these deaths. According to the Turkish news agency Anadolu, at least 9 children have been killed and more than 50 injured in this conflict.
The World Health Organization’s United Nations children’s agency said children pay a high price. So far, at least 9 children have died in this conflict (Sudan conflict) and more than 50 have been seriously injured.
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WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said the fighting was part of ongoing clashes between the country’s military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF). He said there have been 11 verified attacks since April 15, including 10 against health facilities. Harris said Sudan’s health ministry says 20 health facilities have stopped working. At the same time, the number of health institutions closed due to the danger is around 12.
The spokesman for the health organization says this means that all those people who have been treated when needed or who have been seriously injured in this conflict, or who have been treated here earlier, have a big impact on all that is kept.
UNICEF spokesman James Elder said the fighting has endangered the lives of already malnourished Sudanese children. He said Sudan already had one of the highest child malnutrition rates in the world. And now essential life-saving care has been cut off for around 50,000 severely malnourished children. It is life threatening.
The WHO had previously called on both sides to the conflict to open humanitarian pathways for health workers, patients and ambulances.
Elder said a large number of people are stranded and have no power. They said they were afraid to leave their homes to look for food, water and medicine. He also expressed concern that among the serious concerns is the coming of hospitals beset by fire.
Elder said the fighting also posed a major threat to Sudan’s “cold chain”, which includes vaccines and insulin worth more than $40 million. Due to the interruption of the power supply and the non-availability of fuel to restore the generator, a major problem arose.
UNICEF has also reported cases of children being housed in schools and health centers. Heavy fighting takes place around them and the children are forced to evacuate the hospitals. The main reason for this is believed to be that the shootings take place near them. That’s why he’s being evacuated, which is very risky.
Elder said three-quarters of Sudanese children would live in extreme poverty. Prior to the escalation of violence, the humanitarian needs of the country’s children were immense.
At that time, 11.5 million children and community members needed emergency water and sanitation services. Nearly 7 million children were out of school and more than 600,000 children suffered from severe acute malnutrition.
Recall that last Saturday, a conflict broke out between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary rapid support forces (RSF) in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and its surroundings.
Meanwhile, if seen from October 2021, no government is working in Sudan. When the army sacked Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok’s transitional government and declared a state of emergency. This action was called a “coup” by politicians.
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