Intense clashes between the army and the HDK continued in the capital Khartoum as well as in various cities yesterday.
In its statement, WHO said, “At least 83 people were killed and 1126 people were injured in clashes in Khartoum, South Kurdufan, North Darfur and Northern states and different regions since April 15. The most severe clashes are experienced in Khartoum.” gave the information.
Stating that the patients and healthcare workers are experiencing difficulties in accessing hospitals and serious shortages of certain medicines and medical supplies due to conflicts, WHO called on the parties to the conflict to respect impartiality in the delivery of healthcare services and to guarantee unrestricted access to healthcare facilities for those injured in conflicts.
WHO reminded all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect the wounded, sick, civilians, healthcare workers, ambulances and healthcare facilities.
Conflict between the army and the HDK
Armed clashes broke out between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary HDK on the morning of April 15 in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and in various cities.
The disagreement between the army and the HDK regarding the military security reform, which envisages “the full participation of the HDK in the army,” had turned into a hot conflict in the last few months.