Between 10,000 and 15,000 people were killed in ethnic violence by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and allied Arab militias in a town in Sudan's West Darfur region last year, according to a United Nations (UN) report seen by Portal on Friday (19).
In the report to the UN Security Council, the organization's independent sanctions monitors attributed the number of casualties at El Geneina to intelligence sources and compared it with the organization's own estimate that about 12,000 people had been killed across Sudan since the war broke out on April 15 were , 2023, between the Sudanese army and the RSF.
The observers also described as “credible” claims that the UAE provided military support to the RSF “several times a week” via Amdjarass in northern Chad. A senior Sudanese general accused the UAE in November of supporting the RSF's war effort.
In a letter to observers, the UAE said 122 flights had brought humanitarian aid to Amdjarass to help Sudanese flee the war.
This Saturday (20), a United Arab Emirates official told Portal that he had invited UN observers to visit a field hospital in Amdjarass “to learn firsthand about the UAE's humanitarian efforts to… “to alleviate the suffering caused by the catastrophe.” current conflict”.
According to the United Nations, around 500,000 people have fled Sudan to eastern Chad, several hundred kilometers south of Amdjarass.
Between April and June last year, El Geneina was subjected to “intense violence,” the monitors wrote, accusing the RSF and its allies of targeting attacks on the ethnic African Masalit tribe, which amounted to “war crimes and crimes against humanity could represent”.
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