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U.N. Warns Blocking of Aid Access in Sudan May Be a War Crime

HeadlineMar 04, 2024

The United Nations human rights chief has called on the warring sides in Sudan to give safe access to humanitarian agencies as the crisis worsens. Volker Türk spoke in Geneva on Friday.

Volker Türk: “Sudan has become a living nightmare. Almost half of the population — 25 million people — are in urgent need of food and medical aid. Some 80% of hospitals have been put out of service. The apparently deliberate denial of safe and unimpeded access for humanitarian agencies within Sudan itself constitutes a serious violation of international law and may amount to a war crime.”

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