More than 100,000 have fled Sudan since start of fighting.
More than 100,000 fled Sudan war since start of fighting.
Some 330,000 Sudanese citizens have also been displaced inside the country’s borders.
As violence causes a humanitarian crisis, 100,000 people have been forced to evacuate Sudan, according to UN officials, who were speaking on Tuesday as gunfire and explosions reverberated throughout the city despite another ceasefire agreement.
As Sudan’s poor neighbors deal with a refugee crisis and fighting impedes, aid deliveries in a country, where two-thirds of the population already depends on some outside assistance, the three-week conflict runs the risk of expanding into a larger catastrophe.
100,000 fled Sudan war.
Olga Sarrado, a spokeswoman for the UN agency for refugees, told reporters in Geneva that the 100,000 figure includes residents of Sudan, South Sudanese citizens coming home, and those who were already refugees within Sudan who were escaping the conflict.
Additionally, refugees have been crossing the border between Sudan and Chad and Egypt in the north.
According to the UN, the war has also caused some 330,000 Sudanese civilians to be displaced within their own country.
After pausing operations earlier in the conflict when some WFP staff members were slain, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday that it was starting up again in the country’s safer regions. According to Michael Dunford, the WFP’s east Africa director, “the risk is that this is not just going to be a Sudan crisis, but it’s going to be a regional crisis.”
However, neither of the commanders of the army or the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), who previously shared power as part of an internationally supported transition towards free elections and civilian government, show any signs of giving in. This has created the possibility of a protracted battle that might involve foreign forces.
Fighting between the army led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the RSF led by General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, also known as Hemedti, has claimed hundreds of lives. Each side has accused the other of breaking a number of ceasefires.