As the evacuations of nationals from Sudan continue amid UN warnings of the crisis spreading to other countries, the United Nations Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees, Raouf Mazo, expected today (Monday) that more than 800,000 people will flee Sudan as a result of the ongoing clashes there between the army and the Rapid Support Forces.
“In consultation with all concerned governments and partners, we have reached a planning figure of 815,000 people who may flee to the seven neighboring countries,” Raouf Mazou said in a statement to the member states in Geneva, adding: “The estimate includes about 580,000 Sudanese, while the rest are refugees living in temporarily there.
The United Nations refugee official has confirmed that 73,000 people have fled Sudan to neighboring countries as a result of the fighting there.
In turn, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan expressed his concern about the extension of the Sudanese crisis to other countries, stressing that the humanitarian crisis in Sudan is turning into a comprehensive disaster.
He disclosed that a shipment of medicines belonging to the World Health Organization is currently awaiting permission to dock in Sudan.
On the other hand, the commander of the Rapid Support Forces in Sudan, Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo (Hamedti), denied today that he is allied with the symbols of the former regime.
“I did not have any alliances with the symbols of the former regime in Sudan,” Hamidti said, in statements published by Al-Sharq TV, adding: “The priority now is a cease-fire in Sudan and the opening of humanitarian corridors.”
Hemedti accused the Sudanese army of not adhering to the ceasefire decision.