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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for the immediate cessation of armed violence in West Darfur, Sudan, that has resulted in hundreds of civilians killed or injured, the death of two health care workers, and attacks on two health facilities in the past five days alone.
“We are extremely alarmed by reports of escalating violence in Kereneik Town and other areas in West Darfur,” said Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. “WHO joins the Special Representative of the Secretary General and other humanitarian agencies and partners in calling for an immediate end to these senseless and brutal attacks on civilians, health care workers and health facilities.”
Since April 22, renewed armed clashes in and around Kereneik Town have reportedly resulted in almost 200 deaths caused by violent trauma, and forced thousands of newly displaced civilians to seek refuge within the town’s military compound.
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