She added that more than half of Sudan’s population of 46 million needed humanitarian assistance and protection, and appealed for $3 billion in funding.
Sudanese non-governmental groups have reported such incidents taking place amid chaos and looting in Khartoum.
The group “Emergency Lawyers” said in a statement that armed men entered a university in Omdurman, located in an area controlled by the Rapid Support Forces, on Saturday and that a number of men raped two women who, according to the group of lawyers, were foreigners. The Darfur Bar Association, a human rights organization, said on Tuesday it spoke with three women who said they were raped after venturing into central Khartoum in search of food, without indicate the identity of the persons involved. On Tuesday, armed men stormed its warehouse in Khartoum and seized two vehicles loaded with supplies, Doctors Without Borders said.
Relief efforts were hampered by the killing of some aid workers early in the conflict, as well as frequent crimes of looting.
The RSF said its soldiers were instructed to protect civilians and those who did not comply would be prosecuted.
According to the latest estimates, more than 840,000 people have been displaced inside Sudan and more than 220,000 have fled to neighboring countries.
aid scaling up
The United Nations World Food Program said it was stepping up operations in at least six states in Sudan to help 4.9 million people at risk, as well as those fleeing to Chad, Egypt and South Sudan.
“The fighting in Sudan is destroying lives and livelihoods and forcing people to flee their homes with nothing but the clothes they are wearing,” said Michael Dunford, WFP’s East Africa director. Is, in a statement.
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