Sudanese Ambassador Addresses Human Rights Council

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Ambassador Hassan Hamid Hassan takes the floor at the UN Human Rights Council’s special session on Sudan on 11 May 2023. According to a report of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces and RSF have killed at least 676 people and injuring 5,576. It is estimated that about 15.8 million Sudanese will need humanitarian aid in 2023.

GENEVA MAY 15: Ambassador Hassan Hamid Hassan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Sudan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, takes the floor at the UN Human Rights Council’s special session on Sudan on 11 May 2023 as a representative of the country concerned.

According to a report of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces have continued for 30 consecutive days, especially in and around Khartoum, killing at least 676 people and injuring 5,576. It is estimated that about 15.8 million Sudanese, or about one-third of Sudan’s population, will need humanitarian aid in 2023 and the figure is likely to increase as a result of the war.

The number of people displaced inside Sudan has more than doubled in a week, from 334,000 people on 1 May to about 736,000 people on 9 May, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Displaced people have been recorded in 15 out of the country’s 18 states. The states hosting the highest number of displaced people are White Nile (which hosts 25.6 per cent of all displaced people), West Darfur (21.2 per cent) and Northern (14.4 per cent).

The highest number of displaced people have come from Khartoum (502,200 people, approximately 68.2 per cent of the total internally displaced), followed by West Darfur (21.8 per cent of displaced people) and South Darfur (6 per cent). More than 150,000 people have moved from Sudan to neighboring Chad, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Egypt and Ethiopia, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

Healthcare facilities continue to be attacked and occupied by parties to the conflict. In Khartoum, fewer than one-fifth of health facilities remain fully functional, and 60 per cent are not functioning at all, according to WHO. A maternity hospital was attacked in Khartoum on 4 May, according to UNFPA.

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