UN Secretary-General Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric stated at the daily press conference that the personnel in Sudan faced barriers to entry and exit due to the conflict, and that the borders and the airport were closed.
Expressing that they had to stop the UN’s operations, Dujarric noted that under normal conditions, 10 UN organizations and more than 80 non-governmental organizations carry out approximately 250 programs in the country.
Noting that the conflict had a frightening impact on the humanitarian situation in Sudan, Dujarric said that a UN plane was also damaged due to the conflict at Khartoum Airport.
Pointing out that the conflicts will affect the UN’s humanitarian aid even more, Dujarric underlined that approximately 16 million people, one third of the country, are in serious need of humanitarian aid.
“Conflict needs to stop so we can reach those most in need,” Dujarric said. gave your message.
“Conflict Must End”
Martin Griffiths, UN Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Assistance Coordinator, said in a written statement on the subject, “Conflicts are exacerbating the already fragile situation in Sudan. The conflict needs to end.”
Griffiths said the targeting of hospitals and water and electricity infrastructures was “alarming” and said he was appalled by the killing of three World Food Program staff.
Csaba Körösi, President of the 77th UN General Assembly, stated that he condemned the resumption of conflict and violence.
Körösi announced his readiness to support the peaceful resolution of the conflict.
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.
The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Sovereignty Council Chairman and Army Commander General Abdulfettah al-Burhan had decided to dissolve the HDK, which clashed with the army, and to declare a rebel force against the state, and that it would act on this basis.