80 percent of hospitals are not operational in Sudan

The United Nations Security Council held an open session to discuss the situation in Sudan, given the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the country. This comes after nearly 4 months of ongoing fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces since April 15th.

The members listened to briefings from the Assistant Secretary-General for African Affairs, Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee and Edem Wosornu, Director of Operations and Advocacy at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Numerous risks and significant repercussions

Assistant Secretary-General for African Affairs Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee informed the Security Council of the necessity of a negotiated solution to end the war in Sudan as soon as possible, warning that “the longer the war persists, the greater the risk of fragmentation, foreign intervention, erosion of sovereignty, and the loss of Sudan’s future.”

Half of the country’s children are in need of support

Edem Wosornu, who recently visited Sudan, emphasized that the situation is particularly concerning in Khartoum, as well as in the regions of Darfur and Kordofan.

She highlighted that 80% of hospitals throughout the country are not functioning and that 14 million children in Sudan – half of all children in the country – are in need of humanitarian assistance. She also pointed out that “reports of violence in West Darfur are extremely concerning, with many civilians being killed and injured.”

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