Sudan’s Health Minister: 200 hospitals are out of service

Sudan’s Minister of Health, Haitham Ibrahim, stated that around 200 healthcare facilities have been forced out of service due to the fighting between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Ibrahim stated in a press release that cities outside Khartoum have borne an extremely heavy burden due to the influx of displaced people from Khartoum. He pointed out that there is an urgent need to increase the medical supplies and equipment for the cities outside Khartoum.

Health minister pointed out that the ongoing conflict in Darfur has had an impact on the functioning of hospitals in the region. He acknowledged that there are numerous challenges facing the healthcare sector in Sudan due to the current ongoing war.

A civilian official in South Darfur state mentioned that there are currently three wars taking place in the state. He pointed out confrontations between the armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces in the state capital Nyala, tribal conflicts between the Bani Halba and Salamat tribes in the Ed Al-Fursan area, as well as another conflict between the Habaniya and Salamat tribes in the Buram region.

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