Sudan: Three Million Lose Homes As Crisis Hits 100 Days

By Enyichukwu Enemanna

No fewer than three million Sudanese have lost their homes even as humanitarian needs escalate following the crisis in the country that has hit its 100th-day.

A report released on Monday by UNICEF indicates that at least 800,000 people have fled their homes to the neighboring countries.

UNICEF says it has also documented at least 2,500 cases of flagrant violations of children’s rights, with an average of at least one per hour in the last 100 days of the severe conflict in Sudan, warning of an increase in gender-based violence against women and girls.

The war, which has tore through the African nation for more than 3 months has killed 3,000 people.

The war between army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his former deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo “Hemedti,” commander of the paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF), has raged for months as both generals refuse to back down without achieving victory, ignoring the suffering of their people.

Over the weekend, the RSF moved into villages in Gezira State directly south of Khartoum, where the army conducted air strikes against them, according to witnesses, Reuters reported.

According to medical estimates, at least 20 people have been killed in fighting in residential neighborhoods of Nyala, one of the country’s largest towns and the capital of South Darfur, which has been going on since Thursday.

5,000 households have been displaced, and towns have reported looting of key facilities, according to the UN.

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