Europe News Desk!!! At least 676 people have been killed in clashes between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), according to a report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces continued for 30 consecutive days, especially in and around Khartoum, the OCHA said on Sunday. At least 676 people were killed and 5,576 were injured. More than 936,000 people have been displaced by the conflict since April 15, Xinhua news agency reported, including about 736,200 internally displaced people and about 200,000 people who have taken refuge in neighboring countries. Since the conflict began in mid-April, residents of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, have been battling severe food shortages.
According to the United Nations, it is estimated that around 15.8 million Sudanese, or about one-third of Sudan’s population, will be in need of humanitarian assistance in 2023. This figure is also likely to increase. On 11 May, the Sudanese warring parties signed a declaration of commitment to the safety of Sudan’s citizens in the Saudi port city of Jeddah, to facilitate the delivery of emergency humanitarian aid, and to guarantee the safe evacuation of civilians. However, both sides accused each other of violating the agreement and continued armed conflict. On Sunday, the Sudanese army accused the RSF of shooting Christian worshipers at a church in the al-Maslama area of Omdurman city. However, the RSF denied responsibility for the incident and demanded an independent investigation into the incident, accusing the military of being behind it.
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