Report reaching us indicated that no fewer than 435 children have been killed and 2,025 injured since violence broke out three months ago in Sudan.
A statement today, July 24, by the UN children’s agency (UNICEF), described the impact which the conflict has had on children in Sudan over the last 100 days as unfathomable,.
The UNICEF deputy executive director, Ted Chaiban said that in total, the UN children’s agency has received reports of 2,500 child rights violations so far, but the number is actually likely to be much higher.
“Every day, children are killed, injured, abducted and witness schools, hospitals and vital infrastructure being damaged, destroyed or looted,” said Chaiban, who is currently in Sudan.
In Sudan, former Vice President, Mohammed Hamdan Daglo’s RSF militia, a paramilitary, made up of tens of thousands of fighters that emerged from Arab militias in Darfur is fighting the armed forces, led by de-facto President, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
Meanwhile, series of truces, brokered by Saudi Arabia and the United States, have largely failed to hold amid a growing humanitarian crisis.