Khartoum, April 17. The Sudanese Doctors Union today denounced that hospitals in Khartoum and other cities of the country are attacked and that several of them have been “completely out of service” during clashes between the army and the paramilitary group of the Rapid Support Forces (FAR). .

“Hospitals and medical centers in Khartoum and other cities in Sudan were bombarded with cannons and firearms,” the union said in a statement, noting that three hospitals in the capital suffered “severe damage” after three days of violent clashes.

They also said that Al Shaab and Khartoum University Hospitals “were completely out of order” due to the shelling, which “created a state of confusion and terror among medical staff, patients, children and their carers. “.

The union recalled that on Sunday a hospital in the capital had to be evacuated and now remains out of service like so many others, as the fighting intensified and left 97 civilians dead, in addition to nearly a thousand wounded. .

Several other hospitals in the city of Al Obeid and Bahri were also victims of attacks and had to be evacuated, while the institution indicated that other centers suffer from severe cuts and shortages of electricity, which prevents the treatment of patients.

“We had called on the parties in conflict not to attack the health centers, but it is exactly the opposite that has happened”, denounces the union in the note.

In this sense, he urged the international community to “force” the army and the FAR not to damage hospitals, to open humanitarian corridors and to let ambulances pass.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN itself have already made several calls for respect for the integrity of hospitals, in addition to calling for a cease fire.

Sudan entered this Monday the third day of fighting between the armed forces and the FAR, a conflict that has so far left 97 civilians dead, nearly a thousand injured and which is bringing the country to the brink of war. .

The parties agreed on Sunday, on a proposal from the UN, to open humanitarian corridors and cease hostilities for a brief period of three hours, but the UN was ‘extremely disappointed’ today that the truce n has not been respected. ECE


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