America News Desk!!! Despite a ceasefire, Sudan is facing shortages of essential goods, driving up prices, while displaced people are heading for the borders. This is what the humanitarians of the United Nations have said. Officials said the 72-hour ceasefire took effect from midnight on Monday and continued into Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHUS) said it has received reports that the exodus of civilians continues from Khartoum, North, Blue Nile, North Kodrefan, North Darfur, West Darfur and South Darfur states. People are also crossing the border and going to the neighboring countries. The office said, after 10 days of fighting, there are increasingly severe shortages of food, water, medicines and fuel, especially in Khartoum and surrounding areas. The prices of essential commodities are skyrocketing.
The OCHA said prices of essential commodities have increased by 40 to 100 percent in Wad Madani in Aj Jazirah state, bordering Khartoum. Health care has been severely affected. The World Health Organization has confirmed 14 attacks on health care facilities since the start of the fighting. We and our partners continue to deliver whenever and wherever possible, OCHA said. The United Nations Population Fund continues to provide life-saving health care to people, distribute supplies for safe births, and manage obstetric emergencies through a network of midwives. The civil society network is assisting in mobilizing medical aid, distributing food and water, and assisting civilians, the office said. Fighting between two factions of the Sudanese army broke out in the capital city Khartoum on 15 April and quickly spread to different regions of the country. Figures from the Sudanese health ministry said that so far more than 400 people have been killed and more than 4,000 injured.
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