Situation In AlJazeera -Wad Mandan this morning, Thousands of IDPs leave their homes in Khartoum, fearing conflicts between SAF and RSF,

Update.

The Darfur Network for Human Rights expressed deep concern over the ongoing war and civilian atrocities in Sudan. The country is currently facing the largest internal displacement and humanitarian crisis in the world. Additionally, the international community’s silence on this matter is alarming, as urgent action is needed to protect civilians.

On December 16, 2023, The situation in Wad Madani has worsened since yesterday. More than one thousand civilians are leaving their houses this morning as clashes intensify. Due to the fear of renewed conflict and violence between the two parties, increasing terror and panic among the innocent civilians as the looting of their properties and increased sexual violence of women and girls by the RSF and allied militias. It’s an unfortunate situation right now. We call on both sides of the parties. Humanitarian aid needs to be delivered to the fleeing civilians as soon as possible.

As of yesterday, there have been renewed clashes between the SAF and the RSF in Wad Medani AL Jazeera- on December 15, 2023, in the outskirts of Wad Medani, located in Aj Jazirah State 136 km south of the capital Khartoum. Renews brutal Fighting that broke out in the morning between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The city has more than 6 million people coming from Khartoum, and another state city has served as a hub for humanitarian operations since fighting broke out between SAF and RSF in April this year.

Eyewitnesses told Darfur Network for Human Rights that “RSF with allied militas were attacked in Wad Madani by more than 160 four-wheel drive vehicles with heavy weapons, were came in the morning toward of west of Madani during that time people did not wake up from home, and the military aircraft in sky launching bombs at RSF. and RSFwith allied militas also launching heavy at SAF, and they The renewal of conflict and violence between the two parties, which led to terror among civilians and feared that the Rapid Support Forces would loot their property”.

In addition, yesterday, the government in Wad Medani announced a curfew order in The state of Al-Jazira. All individuals and vehicles must remain indoors from 6 pm until 6 am. There are exceptions only for medical, and First Aid within the state are excluded.
In addition, Financial penalties and imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months were imposed, plus a fine for anyone who violates the law, paying one thousand dollars.

Shops and markets have reportedly shut down. A suspension of all humanitarian field missions within and from Aj Jazirah State has been put in place as of 15 December until further notice.

More information is available from Mohammed Hassan, Executive Director, DNHR.

Email: hassan.m@dnhr.org

Phone: (+256)752792112 or (+249)924638036

P.O. Box: 144218