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U.N. Warns Fighting Between Sudan’s Rival Military Factions Is Sickening and Killing Children

HeadlineSep 21, 2023

In Sudan, the U.N. is warning of a worsening child death crisis, five months into a bloody war between Sudan’s army and the Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group. Over 1,200 children have died of suspected measles and malnutrition in refugee camps. This is UNICEF spokesperson James Elder.

James Elder: “On the back of a cruel disregard for civilians and relentless attacks on health facilities, UNICEF fears that many thousands of newborns will die between now and the end of the year. Three hundred and thirty thousand children will be born in Sudan between October and December. They and their mothers, as you heard, do need skilled delivery care, rather in a country where millions are trapped, millions are lacking access to those basic healthcare services.”

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