Sudan: Mass Exodus in El Fasher Due to RSF Aggressions

By Gamal Khattab February 19, 2024 1302

Renewed Clashes

Recently, there has been a lot of fighting in El Fasher, a city in western Sudan. The Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces have been fighting each other, causing a lot of people to leave their homes.

Displacement

The International Organization for Migration reported that many families had to leave their homes and seek shelter in other parts of the city. The exact number of people who have been displaced is still unknown, and the situation is very tense and uncertain.

Rapid Support Forces Control

Over the past few months, the Rapid Support Forces have taken control of the capitals of four out of five states in the Darfur region. This has made the situation even more complicated and dangerous for the people living there.

Humanitarian Crisis

The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs stated that over 8 million Sudanese people have been forced to leave their homes, both within the country and to neighboring countries, since the fighting began in mid-April 2023. This has created one of the biggest displacement crises in the world.

Children Affected

It is especially heartbreaking that 4 million children are among those who have been displaced. This has created the largest child displacement crisis in the world, and it is important that we do everything we can to help these children and their families.

Humanitarian Support Needed

It is clear that Sudan is facing a major crisis, with millions of people in need of assistance and support. The United Nations has reported that more than 25 million people, including over 14 million children, require help to survive and rebuild their lives.

Devastating Impact

The war between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces has already resulted in over 13,000 deaths, according to the United Nations. It is crucial that we work together to bring an end to this violence and provide aid to those who have been affected.

Source: Anadolu Agency