The Sudan war between the army forces and the Rapid Support Forces cast a shadow over the financial and banking sector, and the humanitarian crisis exacerbated with the closure of banks and the breakdown of automatic teller machines in the capital and a number of states. The crisis will worsen if hostilities continue and the war drags on.
Sudanese told Okaz: The crisis has become severe, and we have no way of accepting it, and day after day the suffering increases and the difficulties exacerbate. “No one expected this to happen,” they added. They warned of the possibility of an intensification of the crisis during the next stage.
Although the banks have been closed since the outbreak of the war on April 15, the prices of commodities, especially the basic ones, have witnessed a record rise in prices, at a time when the Sudanese are suffering from an acute shortage of liquidity. by more than 500%.
This tragic situation prompted the Sudanese to seek solidarity by resorting to electronic applications to trade their money instead of dealing in cash, but the continuous internet outage made them face technical problems.
And if every crisis has beneficiaries from it, the current circumstances prompted many traders to take advantage of it by selling the local currency against the dollar at high prices. One of the Sudanese spoke by saying: Exiting the capital or any of the other Sudanese regions requires a lot of money, which is not available to the vast majority of the population, more than half of whom live below the poverty line.
Clashes have erupted in the capital and many Sudanese cities since April 15 between the army led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.
The war has so far killed at least 574 people and injured thousands, according to data issued by the Sudanese Ministry of Health and the Doctors Syndicate, but the number of victims may be more than that as a result of the ongoing fighting despite the fifth truce in about two weeks.