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UN warns hundreds of thousands of Sudanese under ‘immediate danger’

Top United Nations officials have warned the Security Council that about 800,000 individuals residing around a town in Darfur are currently facing an alarming and imminent threat. Rosemary DiCarlo, the political affairs chief of the UN, on Friday informed the Security Council consisting of 15 members that confrontations between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudanese army (SAF)-aligned individuals within the Joint Protection Forces were approaching El Fasher, the main city of North Darfur. “Fighting in El Fasher could unleash bloody intercommunal strife throughout Darfur,” DiCarlo said, echoing a warning by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday. A year ago, conflict broke out in Sudan between the SAF and the RSF, which led to the world’s biggest displacement crisis. The UN has reported that approximately 25 million individuals, accounting for half of Sudan’s population, are in need of assistance, with around 8 million having been displaced from their homes. “The violence poses an extreme and immediate danger to the 800,000 civilians who reside in El Fasher,” said Edem Wosornu, a director for the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. “And it risks triggering further violence in other parts of Darfur – where more than 9 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance,” she said. El-Fasher serves as a central location for humanitarian efforts in Darfur, a region that accommodates approximately 25% of Sudan’s total population of 48 million people. The town had remained largely unscathed by the conflict, providing shelter to a significant influx of displaced individuals. However, starting from mid-April, there have been accounts of bombings and confrontations in the neighboring villages. Presstv

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