At least five civilians were killed, and 15 others were injured as a result of projectiles hitting the Umbada Al-Sabeel neighborhood in western Sudan.
Activists in the Imbada Emergency Room (a voluntary association that provides medical services in popular neighborhoods after hospitals in Khartoum stopped working) said in a Facebook post that the projectile that landed in the Umbada Al-Sabeel neighborhood injured more than 22 citizens, seven of whom succumbed to their wounds.
Sudan has been ravaged by clashes between the army and the RSF since April, in a conflict that has killed some 3,000 civilians and injured thousands amid a severe shortage of basic services, including electricity and water.
Last week, the United Nations warned that Sudan is on the verge of a “comprehensive civil war” whose outcomes will affect the entire region.
The killing and attacks targeting civilians and hospitals constitute a serious violation of international humanitarian law, as civilians and hospitals must be safe during conflicts.
These grave violations are an indication of the lack of commitment to international legal and ethical standards, and stress the urgent need for international intervention to stop these violations, and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) recently called on the conflicting parties in Sudan to immediately stop the ongoing war 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.