At Least 40 Civilians Killed in Sudan Shelling, Says Pro-Democracy Activists

In Sudan, pro-democracy activists have reported a tragic incident where approximately 40 civilians lost their lives due to shelling by RSF paramilitary forces in Omdurman, a city adjacent to the capital, Khartoum. This follows a massacre on Wednesday where at least 150 people were killed, including 35 children, in an attack on a village in central Sudan by the same forces. The conflict between the RSF and the Sudanese Army, which began in April, has intensified, leading to one of the world’s largest displacement crises, severely affecting millions, including at least 5 million children.

  • Approximately 40 civilians were killed in Omdurman due to RSF shelling.
  • Over 50 individuals were injured in the shelling incident.
  • A massacre by RSF forces on Wednesday resulted in at least 150 deaths, including 35 children.
  • The RSF and the Sudanese Army have been in conflict since April, fighting for control over Sudan.
  • Sudan is currently experiencing one of the largest displacement crises in the world.
  • Intense fighting is reported in Darfur and the southern state of El Jazer, along with attacks impacting civilians and infrastructure.
  • At least 5 million children are among those displaced due to the ongoing conflict.
  • Efforts to bring the conflicting parties to the negotiating table have so far been futile.
  • The Sudanese population is severely affected, with many forced to abandon their professions and deplete their savings.
  • Sudanese civilians feel forgotten by the world amidst other global crises.

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