Death toll in Sudan's armed clashes climbs to 958: Doctors' union

Xinhua , Thursday 15 Jun 2023

Civilian death toll has climbed to 958 in the armed clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) across the country, the Sudanese Doctors' Union said late on Wednesday.

Mourners gather to bury the victims in Khartoum
File Photo: Mourners gather to bury the victims killed by an artillery shell strike in southern Khartoum on June 11, 2023. Shelling and gunfire resumed in the Sudanese capital, witnesses said, after the end of a 24-hour ceasefire that had given civilians rare respite from nearly two months of war. AFP


The number of civilian injuries has risen to 4,746, the nongovernmental organization said in a statement.

Over 1.9 million people have been displaced since the conflict began on April 15, fleeing to safer locations inside and outside Sudan, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest update on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 1.4 million were internally displaced within Sudan as of June 6, and some 460,000 people, including refugees, asylum seekers and returnees, have crossed into neighbouring countries as of June 8, it added, citing the UN Refugee Agency.

The countries the Sudanese have crossed into include the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia and South Sudan, according to OCHA.

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