UN warns of ‘catastrophic’ situation in Sudan as over 100,000 flee heavy fighting
Heavy fighting between rival forces in Sudan has resulted in over 100,000 people fleeing the country, with a further 334,000 displaced within Sudan, according to the United Nations (UN). The fighting has been ongoing in the capital city of Khartoum, with clashes between the army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), despite a ceasefire being in force.
The UN has warned of a “full-blown catastrophe” if fighting does not end, and officials are hoping talks will be held to negotiate a stable ceasefire. Over 500 people have been killed and more than 4,000 have been wounded in the fighting, with healthcare facilities and civilians coming under attack. Widespread looting has prevented the delivery of desperately needed aid supplies, and the situation is becoming increasingly dire.