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Millions in Sudan Could Die from Hunger; UNSC Calls for RSF to Halt Attack on El Fasher

HeadlineJun 17, 2024

The U.N. is imploring the international community to pay more attention to the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in Sudan, where the war that broke out last April has killed at least 14,000 people, uprooted over 10 million and could result in millions of famine-related deaths. Humanitarian groups project three-quarters of a million people could face catastrophic food shortages by September, while some analysts say the death toll could end up in the millions.

This comes amid ongoing deadly battles in El Fasher as the Rapid Support Forces tries to seize the last city in Darfur outside its control. Over 220 people have been killed in recent fighting. Last week, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling on the RSF to immediately halt its attack on El Fasher.

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