Witness: Al-Burhan visits his forces at the headquarters of the Sudanese Land Forces in Khartoum
The Sudanese army commander, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, visited his soldiers at the ground forces headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, yesterday, Wednesday, while the battles that had been raging for more than a month were continuing, between the army forces and the Rapid Support Force led by Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo.
Because of the bloody battles, 25 million Sudanese people, or half of the population, are in dire need of humanitarian assistance and protection, according to the head of the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office in Geneva, Ramesh Rajasingham.
Rajasingham pointed out that a third of Sudan’s population was already dependent on humanitarian aid before the war, and that millions of Sudanese were displaced before the outbreak of the recent battles that killed about a thousand people and wounded 5,000 others, most of whom fell in Khartoum and Darfur.
The United Nations says that with the continuation of the battles in Khartoum, for example, millions of residents have stayed in their homes, unable to go out to secure their basic needs of food or health care.
The two parties to the conflict signed a pledge in the Saudi city of Jeddah to respect humanitarian principles and allow the passage of humanitarian aid, but despite this, the battles continued, which prompted about a million people to flee, and more than 200,000 Sudanese left the country.
The Arab League, which will hold its summit tomorrow, Friday, is witnessing a division over Sudan. While Egypt supports Al-Burhan, the United Arab Emirates stands by Daglo, according to experts.