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UN warns 800,000 people in Sudan city in ‘extreme, immediate danger’

UN warns 800,000 people in Sudan city in ‘extreme, immediate danger’

SOME 800,000 people in a Sudanese city are in "extreme and immediate danger" as worsening violence advances and threatens to "unleash bloody intercommunal strife throughout Darfur," top U.N. officials warned the Security Council. War erupted in Sudan one year ago between the Sudanese army (SAF) and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), creating the world's largest displacement crisis. U.N. political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the 15-member Security Council that clashes between RSF and SAF-aligned members of the Joint Protection Forces were nearing El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur. "Fighting in El Fasher could unleash bloody intercommunal strife throughout Darfur," DiCarlo said, echoing a warning by U.N.…
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Sudan’s war spills into farming state hosting displaced people

Sudan’s war spills into farming state hosting displaced people

Drones hit the Sudanese city of al-Gadaref, eyewitnesses and the local governor said, bringing the country's devastating war to a calm farming state where almost half a million displaced people have taken refuge. Gadaref, the capital of al-Gadaref State, has remained under military control as the war between the regular army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces nears the one-year mark. The RSF has taken control of the capital Khartoum, neighbouring Gezira state as well as most of the Darfur and Kordofan regions in the west, while the army holds the north and east of Sudan including its main Red…
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Arab fighters killed babies, boys and men in war on Sudan tribe, mothers allege

Arab fighters killed babies, boys and men in war on Sudan tribe, mothers allege

THE Arab militiamen were hunting for boys that day. That’s how they found 2-year-old Ibrahim Saleh. Ibrahim, his baby sister and their mother, Safaa Abdel Karim, were on the run in June, fleeing a weeks-long massacre in the Sudanese city of El Geneina. Arab militiamen had shot, stabbed and burned to death members of their tribe, the darker-skinned Masalit people. Abdel Karim’s husband was among the dead. Along with dozens of women and children, she and her kids were trying to make it to safety in neighbouring Chad. They almost did. About 10 kilometres from the border, she said, Arab paramilitary forces and militiamen…
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