More than half of Sudan’s population needs humanitarian aid after nearly seven months of war, UN humanitarian coordinator for Sudan says.
Violence against civilians in Sudan is “verging on pure evil”, a senior United Nations official has warned, after nearly seven months of war has left a wave of destruction with at least half the population in need of humanitarian aid.
The UN is targeting about 12 million people for aid and has appealed for another $2.6bn.
Within Sudan, fears are also mounting that the horrors of Darfur 20 years ago are returning, with reports of widespread killings, rapes and destruction of villages in the region.
Nkweta-Salami said the UN has heard of crimes against Darfur’s Masalit ethnic community, and said they “are really egregious violations of human rights and it must stop”.
People fleeing to Chad have reported a new surge in ethnically driven killings in Sudan’s West Darfur after the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) took over the main army base in the state capital, el-Geneina.