RSF’s Dagalo, UN relief chief discuss humanitarian situation in Sudan

Rapid Support Forces Commander Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo on Sunday stated that he held talks with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths regarding the humanitarian situation caused by the war in the country and how to meet the humanitarian aid needs of civilians.

“I listened to a detailed explanation from Mr. Martin Griffiths about the efforts made by the United Nations to alleviate the suffering of the Sudanese and the amount of aid flowing. I confirmed our full readiness to provide all possible facilities in order to deliver humanitarian aid to those who need it,” Dagalo said.

Dagalo vowed to spare no effort “to alleviate the suffering” of Sudanese and coordinate relief efforts to get aid to those in need as fast as possible.

War broke out in Sudan on April 15 – four years after a popular uprising ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir. Tensions between the army (SAF) and RSF, which jointly removed him from power in 2021, erupted into fighting over a plan to integrate their forces as part of a transition to civilian rule.

According to the United Nations, since April, approximately 380,000 refugees, predominantly women and children, have sought refuge in Chad due to the conflict. Furthermore, hundreds of thousands have also fled to countries including the Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, and South Sudan.

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