Children Dying in Sudan Amid Healthcare System Collapse

In war-torn Sudan, more than 1,200 children under five have died in camps in the space of four months from a combination of measles and malnutrition, UN humanitarians say.

Since mid-April 2023 in Sudan, a war of domination between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has been raging, Ayin English reports. The capital city Khartoum has witnessed intense fighting that has led to a mass exodus of residents.

Many people have taken to social media to post videos of soldiers under the hashtag #RSF_loots_houses. The posts say that as the RSF has taken over parts of Khartoum, its soldiers have entered, looted, or occupied people's property.

On Monday, the UN food security agency launched an emergency response plan to provide essential support to communities in Sudan grappling with the devastating effects of the ongoing conflict. Over the coming year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will distribute seeds, livestock treatment kits and provide veterinary and fisheries support to boost crop production, improve seed diversification and protect animal stock from depleting.


The health situation in Sudan has deteriorated considerably due to the conflict. (file photo).

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