Sudan Clash: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that 413 people have died in the Sudan conflict so far, while thousands of people have also been affected. On the other hand, the United Nations children’s agency said that children are paying a high price. According to Turkish news agency Anadolu, 9 children have died in the conflict while more than 50 are injured.
WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a UN press conference that 413 people had died and 3,551 were injured in the conflict, according to government figures in Sudan. The fighting is part of ongoing clashes between the country’s army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF).
Whole country affected by conflict, hospital closed
Harris said, “According to the Ministry of Health in Sudan, the number of health facilities that have stopped functioning is 20, while there are 12 more such hospitals that could be closed at any time. Harris said a large number of injured people in Sudan are in need of medical attention.
Meanwhile, UNICEF spokesman James Elder said, “As always, fighting has a devastating effect on children. Now we have news of at least nine children killed and at least 50 injured. As long as the fighting continues, this number will continue to grow.” Elder said that a large number of people are trapped. They are afraid to step out for food, water and medicines. Elder said Sudan already has one of the world’s highest malnutrition rates among children.