ICC Investigates Alleged War Crimes in Sudan’s Darfur Amid Rising Atrocities



The International Criminal Court (ICC) has raised alarms over escalating atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur region amidst ongoing conflicts between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan highlighted the systematic attacks on human dignity, including widespread sexual violence, shelling of civilian areas, and attacks on hospitals. The conflict has led to the displacement of over 10 million people, with many at risk of famine. The situation in Al Fasher, North Darfur, is particularly concerning, with reports of war crimes and crimes against humanity being investigated.

  • ICC Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan reports increasing atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur region.
  • Systematic and organized attacks on human dignity, including widespread use of rape and other forms of sexual violence.
  • Shelling of civilian areas, looting of properties, and attacks against hospitals reported.
  • Al Fasher, North Darfur, identified as a major area of concern with allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  • Doctors Without Borders reported RSF militants opening fire in Al Fasher’s last functioning hospital, leading to its closure.
  • Over 10 million people displaced due to the conflict, with 70% at risk of famine, including many children.
  • Death toll estimates from the conflict are as high as 150,000.
  • Lack of international attention and accountability allows Sudanese Army and RSF to operate with impunity.
  • International and regional actors, including the United Arab Emirates and Russia, implicated in supporting different factions for their strategic interests.
  • Famine conditions present, with political decisions delaying the declaration of a famine, affecting resource allocation for relief.
  • Sudanese Army and RSF added to a UN blacklist for harming children during the conflict, highlighting the need for more concerted international action.

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