June 18, 2024
UN Condemns Rising Sexual Violence In Sudan
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UN Condemns Rising Sexual Violence In Sudan

Top United Nations officials have expressed shock at increasing sexual violence against women and girls in Sudan as fighting in the country extends to nearly three months.

The vicious conflict between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has killed thousands of people, forced millions from their homes and exacerbated an acute humanitarian crisis.

Yesterday, a joint statement from UN agencies said the world body’s human rights office in Sudan has received credible reports of 21 incidents of conflict-related sexual violence against at least 57 women and girls since the conflict erupted on April 15.

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Martin Griffiths, UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, said it was “unconscionable” that women and children whose lives have been upended by the war are being further traumatized in this way.

Human rights chief Volker Turk said women and girls are left with little or no medical and psychosocial support amid the intense fighting.

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