Armed Clashes in Sudan
On 15 April 2023, armed clashes between the Rapid Support Forces and the regular army in the Sudanese capital Khartoum were reported. Later, the fighting between the military forces spread to other Sudanese regions.

Sudan El Fasher Hospital Forced to Close Amid RSF Attack, Charity Organization Says

© AP Photo / Karel PrinslooSudanese displaced people gather at the Zam Zam refugee camp outside the town of El-Fashir in the Darfour region of Sudan, during a visit by UN officials
Sudanese displaced people gather at the Zam Zam refugee camp outside the town of El-Fashir in the Darfour region of Sudan, during a visit by UN officials - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 10.06.2024
El Fasher, the capital of western Sudan's North Darfur State, has become a battlefield as the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) seek to control it, battling the regular army for more than a year.
The main hospital in the Sudanese town of El-Fashir has been attacked by RSF and suspended its service, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which supports the facility, said on X on Monday.

"On Saturday, MSF and the Ministry of Health suspended all activities in South Hospital, El Fasher, North Darfur, after RSF soldiers stormed the facility, opened fire, and looted it, including stealing an MSF ambulance," the statement read.

Due to increased fighting earlier this week, MSF and Ministry of Health personnel had begun moving patients and medical services to other institutions, so at the time of the attack, there were only 10 patients and a smaller medical team.
According to MSF, South Hospital was the only facility in El Fasher equipped to manage everyday mass casualty incidents.
The majority of patients and all members of the medical team that remained managed to escape the RSF shooting, but the MSF "was unable to verify if there were any killed or wounded by the shooting."

“It is outrageous that the RSF opened fire inside the hospital. This is not an isolated incident; staff and patients have endured attacks on the facility for weeks from all sides, but opening fire inside a hospital crosses a line,” said Michel Lacharite, Head of MSF Emergencies.

Due to differences between army General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and RSF commander Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo on the RSF's integration into the army, Sudan has been mired in conflict since April 15, 2023.
Sudanese Children suffering from malnutrition are treated at an MSF clinic in Metche Camp, Chad, near the Sudanese border, Sunday, April 7, 2024.  - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 09.06.2024
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The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project reports that the war has left millions of people displaced and at least 15,550 people dead, resulting in a catastrophic humanitarian disaster. At the end of May, the UN issued a warning, stating that "famine is closing in" and that it only had 12% of the $2.7 billion in money it had requested for aid for Sudan.