Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, is experiencing a significant rise in the prices of consumer goods and fuel due to the ongoing war between the Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) that has been in effect since mid-April.
Various merchants indicated that the price of a 50-kilo bag of sugar climbed from 110,000 Sudanese pounds to 125,000 pounds, a stark contrast to its pre-war price of 27,000 pounds.
A 36-pound oil container’s price increased from 27,000 to 40,000 pounds, and a carton of washing soap from 30,000 to 35,000 pounds.
Nyala’s local market trader, Huron Musa Abdel Rahman, projected a further hike in the prices of all commodities as their supply depletes in stores.
The price of a barrel of gasoline also rose to 1.2 million Sudanese pounds (equivalent to $2,500), while the price of a barrel of petrol stands at 970,000 Sudanese pounds ($2,000).
Nyala, the capital of South Darfur in Western Sudan, has been witnessing sporadic weekly clashes between the Sudanese army and the RSF since mid-April.
More than 130 people have been killed and over 500 others injured according to statistics from the state’s Ministry of Health.