United Nations agencies in Geneva have described the humanitarian situation in Sudan as “catastrophic.” Approximately 25 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, including 4 million children and pregnant or lactating mothers suffering from severe malnutrition, amidst the ongoing armed conflict in the country since April 15.
A spokesperson for the World Food Programme stated that the program aims to provide food assistance to at least 5.9 million people in the coming months, but it is in urgent need of funding.
The UN agency has also expressed concerns about the upcoming harvest season, which usually begins in June.
UNICEF announced that the number of displaced children has exceeded one million, with more than 330 children killed and over 1,900 injured. The organization emphasized that access to life-saving essential services is difficult, leaving over 13 million children in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
Meanwhile, Mustafa Mohamed Ibrahim, a member of the Advisory Office for the Rapid Support Forces, stated that he expects a proposal for a new ceasefire to be announced early next week.
Ibrahim told the Arab World News Agency that “the new ceasefire proposal calls for a halt to combat operations for three days,” starting on the 19th or 20th of this month. The Saudi-American mediation will soon present it to the army and the Rapid Support Forces for approval.