Displacement and human rights in Sudan analyzed at the United

Displacement and human rights in Sudan analyzed at the United Nations

The United Nations body will assess the impact of the crisis in the country and in neighboring South Sudan, where many of the displaced people arrive, as well as the violence since hostilities broke out between the Sudanese National Army and the RSF militia.

According to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Radhoune Noucier, the war affects everything from basic guarantees to the economy and the legal system, requiring an urgent ceasefire.

Of the 45 million people living in the country, more than seven million have been internally displaced and to neighboring countries, according to the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), while half of the total population is in need of humanitarian assistance.

According to the latest OCHA report released last week, more than 13,000 people have died and another 26,000 have been injured since the conflict began.

The expansion of hostilities into Wad Madani, the second largest city located about 140 kilometers southeast of the capital, further worsened the situation for civilians from Khartoum and other violence-affected areas.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the country is the scene of the largest refugee crisis in the world.

The emergence of fighting in Wad Madani led to the displacement of more than half a million people in early January, a number that continues to rise, including many who had already left their homes.

The context for the displaced population requires global attention and an immediate ceasefire, said IOM Director General Amy Pope, after personally confirming the devastating impact during a recent visit to eastern Chad.

This organization estimates that six million people have left their homes and fled to other parts of Sudan since the crisis began, while 1.7 million civilians have sought refuge across the borders of South Sudan, Chad, Ethiopia, Egypt, the Central African Republic and Libya have .

“A ceasefire is urgently needed so that people can rebuild their lives in dignity. “We must not turn our backs on the suffering of millions of people affected by such a devastating conflict,” said Pope.