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Sudanese families wait outside a hospital while doctors and medical staff strike to protest late salaries, bringing the struggling health sector in the city of Port Sudan to almost a complete halt as thousands of displaced Sudanese flooded the city due to the raging war in Khartoum, Sudan, August 20, 2023.

REUTERS/Ibrahim Mohammed Ishak

Sudan’s paramilitaries shut key city’s last hospital

In moreterrible news for civilians in Sudan, fighting in the country’s civil war has forced the closure of el-Fasher’s last open hospital. This city is the final stronghold of government forces fighting the RSF, a paramilitary group. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are sheltering in the city.

On Saturday, RSF fighters reportedly opened fire, looted drugs and medical equipment, assaulted hospital staff, and stole an ambulance. The hospital had repeatedly come under RSF fire over the past two weeks.

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Sudanese who fled the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, cross the border between Sudan and Chad.


UN: Sudan situation is spiraling

Four months after conflict broke out between rival factions in Sudan, the UN warned this week that the situation is spiraling out of control.

The grim statistics: At least 1 million people – roughly the population of Austin, Texas – have fled to neighboring countries, while over 3 million remain displaced inside Sudan, according to UN data.

At least 380,000 Sudanese have fled to Chad, where they languish in refugee camps, while many others have sought refuge in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Libya – all of which are grappling with their own domestic crises.

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As Sudan war worsens, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says UN must help
As Sudan war worsens, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says UN must help | GZERO World

As Sudan war worsens, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says UN must help

On August 1, the United States will take over the presidency of the UN Security Council.

Ian Bremmer sat down with US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the UN headquarters in New York to find out what’s on the US agenda for the council presidency next month.

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