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Aid Running Out To Help IDP’s In Sudan

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Aid is running out to assist millions of internally-displaced people in Sudan.

According to the UN, the conflict opposing government forces to paramilitary group, RSF, has led to the displacement of nearly three million people.

“We need more care, and to be honest, the aid that used to come no longer reaches us, and since the end of last Ramadan and Eid, we haven’t received anything apart from bread. It came only once two days ago”, said Sudanese IDP, Adam Salem.

A former girl’s school in central Sudan houses around one thousand refugees.

“930 people live in this house (college, Ed.), 136 families, including 420 children, and also there are 23 to 24 pregnant women, 6 of whom have already given birth. In addition there are nearly 150 widespread chronic diseases such as blood pressure, cartilage, and diabetes, and we have 20 new-borns”, said Mohamed Khaled, member of an initiative to help IDPs in Sudan.

The conflict in Sudan has killed around three thousand people and the UN has warned of possible crimes against humanity in the western region of Darfur.

“There is no interaction from international organizations, and we do not know whether the obstacles are from the organizations themselves or from the government, and even the government itself has not intervened so far”, concludes Mohamed Khaled.

On Wednesday, the UK announced sanctions on businesses it said were associated with Sudanese military groups on both sides of the conflict.


Written by: Kevin Nwabueze

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