With the continuation of the clashes in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, between the army and the Rapid Support Forces for the thirteenth day, the Red Cross in Sudan renewed its assertion that the situation is very tragic in the country.
As the media director of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Germain Miho, told Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath, “It has become difficult to continue working inside the capital, and we decided to get out of Khartoum and do everything we can to provide urgent humanitarian assistance.”
He continued, “The humanitarian organizations have stopped their work due to the security situation due to the lack of security guarantees from both sides of the conflict, calling on the Sudanese army and support forces to facilitate the work of humanitarian organizations in addition to protecting civilians and infrastructure.”
He also explained that many hospitals were out of service, indicating that displacement from areas of clashes continues and the crisis is exacerbating.
He added, “The prices of relief materials have increased fourfold,” noting that there is no water or electricity in the city, and hospitals lack basic needs.
And he added, “We are examining all possible ways to deliver medicines to hospitals,” adding, “Guarantees must be provided that humanitarian corridors will not be targeted.
The media director of the International Committee of the Red Cross appealed to both sides of the conflict in the country to provide guarantees that the humanitarian corridors would not be targeted.
Clashes broke out between the two military forces on April 15 in the capital, Khartoum, and the Marawi military air base in the northern state, before expanding to other areas, claiming, as of yesterday evening, 512 dead and 4,000 wounded.
Thousands of Khartoum residents have been displaced to other states, especially with most hospitals broken down, and many civilians are cut off from access to communications or electricity, even drinking water and foodstuffs.