The Sudanese…between raging fighting and approaching hunger

Amid global fears and warnings of severe humanitarian crises in Sudan, millions of people continue to suffer, especially in Khartoum and the Darfur region, due to the raging fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, amid a political deadlock.

Today (Sunday) the Rapid Support Forces announced their control of the headquarters of the Central Reserve Forces in Khartoum, according to what was broadcast on its Facebook website. Press reports said that the Rapid Support Forces have been seeking for more than a month to control the headquarters of the Central Reserve Forces in southern Khartoum and launched attacks against it. many.

Today, the Sudanese capital witnessed an escalation in the intensity of clashes, artillery shelling and air strikes. Eyewitnesses spoke of an increase in violence in recent days in Nyala, the largest city in Darfur. The United Nations had warned of the ethnic targeting and killing of members of the Masalit community in El Geneina, West Darfur state.

Residents in Khartoum, Bahri and Omdurman, the three cities that make up the greater metropolitan area, said that fierce fighting broke out last night and continued until this morning.

The army forces bombed with artillery gatherings of support personnel east of Al-Manshiya Bridge, east of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. The army also carried out air and heavy artillery bombardment of support sites in Halfaya, north of Khartoum.

According to the United Nations, one and a half million Sudanese have left the capital since the outbreak of war on April 15 between the army and the Rapid Support Forces. As for the millions of other Sudanese who remained in the capital, they have been without electricity since Thursday. Sudanese sources confirmed that 20 people were killed and dozens wounded in the fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces in Nyala, South Darfur state.

In turn, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) revealed that the current crisis in Sudan has exacerbated the situation of food insecurity and that hunger is expected to increase dramatically across the country with the approach of the usual dry season that extends from June to September. She added that she needs $95 million to be able to save about 15 million people, by providing farmers with seeds and agricultural equipment, protecting herds and replenishing their resources.

The organization indicated that it seeks to help more than a million vulnerable farmers and their families between now and the end of July by providing them with grain seeds to sow in the 14 states of the country.

She stressed that the current crisis came at a critical time for the millions of people who depend on food and agriculture, in addition to the difficulties of the rapid and safe movement of humanitarian goods across international borders.

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