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UN 'horrified' over Rapid Support Forces attack on hospital in Sudan

'The escalating violence in Sudan's Al Fasher is dealing a crushing blow to civilians at their most vulnerable,' says relief chief.

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The UN relief chief on Monday denounced an attack by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on a hospital in Sudan's Al Fasher, located north of Darfur.

"The escalating violence in Sudan's Al Fasher is dealing a crushing blow to civilians at their most vulnerable," Martin Griffiths wrote on X.

Griffiths said he is "horrified by news of the RSF attack on South Hospital" and noted that "the fighting, looting and atrocities we are seeing in Sudan over and over again – they must stop now."

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reported on Saturday that they have suspended their activities together with the Sudanese Ministry in South Hospital following RSF's raid to "the facility," which it said "opened fire, and looted it, including stealing an MSF ambulance."

According to the UN, the conflict in Sudan that started in April 2023 has resulted in over 16,000 deaths, displaced nearly 10 million people, and left over 25 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, making it one of the world's largest displacement and hunger crises.

Sudan has been mired by fighting between the army, led by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who is the head of the ruling Sovereign Council, and the RSF" paramilitary group.

#Darfur
#Fasher
#Rapid Support Forces
#Sudan
#UN relief chief
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