Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN, described the situation in Sudan as “unprecedented” in terms of the scale and speed of its slide into destruction and devastation.
Haq said: “We cannot consider any efforts sufficient until they lead to a sustainable and permanent ceasefire.”
He referred to the situation in Darfur and Khartoum as “catastrophic,” adding that “the fighting is intensifying, with attacks on people in their homes and on the streets.”
The UN official stated that hundreds of civilians were killed and thousands more injured, pointing out that the numbers are increasing day by day.
Haq acknowledged that the work of the UN in Sudan has become more challenging due to problems related to accessing those in need and the looting of UN warehouses.
“We urge all parties to grant us smooth access to all those in need in Sudan,” he affirmed.
Media reports earlier highlighted that 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.