Government official says 300 killed in South Darfur since war began

A senior official in the Ministry of Health in South Darfur State revealed that approximately 300 people have been killed in a new tally of casualties during the recent clashes between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Over the past month, fighting intensified in Nyala, spreading to most of its neighbourhoods, forcing nearly 50,000 residents to flee to neighbouring states, according to the United Nations.

Abbas Hassan Shams al-Din, the Director of the Emergency and Epidemic Control Department in South Darfur, stated that the death toll stands at around 300 people, with 2,150 injured since the beginning of the conflict in the state.

The Director of Emergencies acknowledged a shortage of medicines, medical equipment, and fuel to operate hospitals. He called on international and national organisations to support the people of the state in providing medical treatment and prevention services.

He added that the health situation is stable, with no reports of epidemic diseases except for an increase in malaria cases.

Since the start of the war between the Sudanese army and the RSF in Khartoum in mid-April of this year, the conflict has expanded to several areas in the Darfur and Kordofan regions.

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