Conflicts & War

Over 1,000 dead, 11,700 wounded in Sudan conflict: WHO

Geneva, Jun 16 (EFE).- At least 1,073 people have been killed in Sudan since fighting began on Apr.15 between the Sudanese National Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF), said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday.

Moreover, some 11,700 people have been wounded in the conflict, WHO spokesperson Carla Drysdale said, citing the Sudanese Ministry of Health.

Of the total casualties, 230 deaths and 3,508 injuries were registered in capital Khartoum, she added.

Drysdale noted only one in five health facilities were still functioning properly in Khartoum, where both health workers and patients faced security challenges.

She added that around 24.7 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance across the country, including four million children, and pregnant or lactating women, who suffered from severe malnutrition.

In the past two months, the conflict has displaced 2.2 million people in Sudan, which was home to 3.7 million internally displaced persons even before the conflict.

Around 528,000 Sudanese have fled the conflict into neighboring countries as refugees, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). EFE


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