Sudan: Sudan’s conflict is ‘like a doomsday plan’, aid worker says

Sudan: Sudan’s conflict is ‘like a doomsday plan’, aid worker says

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria

4,444 humanitarian workers say they are now “planning for the end” as Sudan’s worsening civil war disrupts aid supply lines and displaces more people within the country and across borders.

Fighting that began in April between Sudanese forces led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and emergency support forces loyal to rival Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedi, has already killed at least 5.4 million people. I am evacuating.

In addition to the armed power struggle centered in the capital Khartoum, mass violence has once again broken out in the Darfur region, with Sudanese Arab groups targeting the Masalit tribe.

“We are essentially witnessing two separate conflicts,” said an aid worker who spoke on condition of anonymity. “The first match that is attracting a lot of attention is between Burhan and Hemedi in Khartoum. The second and more frightening thing is what is happening in Darfur. ” He is engaged in an armed power struggle with his rival Mohamed Hamadan Dagalo. Photo: Sudanese Armed Forces Facebook PA/AFP/Getty Images

The official described aspects of the situation in Darfur, a vast and largely arid land in western and southwestern Sudan, as well as the wide range of events that took place there during 2003. compared to violence and rights violations. And in 2009, “in some places 70% of the population, especially Masarit, were evacuated,” the official said. “We are looking at IPC4 levels [the second highest rating] of malnutrition.”

The official also said fighting between the SAF and RSF has spread south-east of Khartoum, along the Blue and White Nile rivers. He expressed concern that the outbreak could spread to Jazira province, which is the breadbasket of the intervening countries. With 1.1 million South Sudanese refugees living on the White Nile, the nation may decide it has no choice but to return to its homeland. “The fear is that if they get scared, they will go back to South Sudan, where they can’t cope,” the official said. “It’s like we’re preparing for the apocalypse.”

Since fighting broke out on April 15, a series of interconnected conflicts have erupted across the country. “More and more militia groups are involved,” Tibor Nagy, who served as head of the State Department’s Africa office under President Donald Trump, told Foreign Policy last week. “The humanitarian side will also deteriorate. Choose misfortune.”

Fighting around Khartoum and its twin city, Omdurman, has already forced some 2.8 million people from their homes. Last month, almost half the residents of just one district in Omdurman left after the SAF warned that their neighborhood would come under shelling. Two rounds of shelling later killed 20 people, 10 of whom were killed while watching a soccer match.

Aisha Ibrahim, 56, sent three of her seven children to the eastern town of Sawakin, while she, her husband and another child lived in military-controlled Omdurman. evacuated to another area.

What a Sudanese activist in Chad showed after fleeing Darfur.

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