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Last Hospital in Sudan’s El Fasher Closes as Deadly Attacks by RSF Kill Over 100 in Past Week

HeadlineJun 10, 2024
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In Sudan, the last hospital in El Fasher, North Darfur, has shut down after the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces raided and looted it Saturday, opening fire inside the hospital. It’s not clear if anyone was killed or wounded in the attack. This comes as the World Food Programme warns Sudan is on track to become the “world’s largest humanitarian crisis,” as aid organizations struggle to get food to those in need.

On Friday, over 40 people were reported killed in RSF attacks on Omdurman, known as the twin city to the capital Khartoum. This came just two days after RSF fighters killed over 100 people, including dozens of children, in a village in al-Gezira state. The U.N. is warning the ongoing fighting in Sudan is creating a massive displacement crisis in the region.

Mohamed Refaat: “Some 12 million have been forced to flee their homes in Sudan, with over 2 million crossing borders into neighboring countries, mainly Chad, South Sudan and Egypt, often arriving in extremely vulnerable conditions and highly traumatized.”

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