Since the armed clashes erupted in Sudan on April 15, 2023, 30 new-borns have tragically died in hospitals, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
The UN data confirmed the recent death of 6 new-born babies in a hospital in the city of El Daein within just one week, for different reasons, including lack of oxygen amid power outages.
The World Health Organization confirmed, in a statement, that “more than 30 new-borns have died in hospitals since the fighting began.”
The number of civilian deaths as a result of the ongoing clashes between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces has risen to 865 since the start of the fighting, in addition to 3,634 injuries.
Thousands of Sudanese refugees have been displaced into Egypt, Chad, Ethiopia and South Sudan every day due to the armed clashes. The United Nations has previously stated that about 200,000 people have fled Sudan to escape the bloody fighting, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced inside the country.
The United Nations recently announced that more than half of Sudan’s population needs urgent humanitarian assistance.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK had recently called on the conflicting parties in Sudan to immediately stop the ongoing battles and seek a peaceful solution through a comprehensive national dialogue.
AOHR UK also called on the UN Security Council to take immediate action and call for a ceasefire to save the lives of innocent people at risk.