Sudan: How are civilians affected by the ongoing conflict?

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By Webdesk

On Wednesday, April 26 at 19:30 GMT:
It has been more than ten days since warring generals in Sudan took the already struggling country to a new level of chaos and uncertainty. The escalating violence between armed forces has resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths, thousands of injuries and countless others being trapped or displaced.

While Generals Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan ‘Hemedti’ Dagalo, the leader of the paramilitary group RSF, fight for control of the country, it is Sudanese citizens who pay the price.

The escalation of violence comes amid negotiations over the future of the country’s security sector. Those talks followed progress on a framework agreement that had put the country on a possible path to civilian rule after the 2021 military coup.

Already facing a protracted humanitarian crisis with one third of the country in need of humanitarian aid, citizens are now facing a deepening catastrophe. With access to food, water, electricity and medical services now virtually impossible, thousands remain trapped or displaced as aid groups have cut services and left the country.

In this episode of The Stream, we discuss the deepening humanitarian crisis in Sudan and how civilians are being affected by the ongoing fighting.

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