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Africa News of Wednesday, 19 April 2023


Sudan: 39 hospitals 'bombed, out of service'

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A Sudanese doctors' union has said that 39 out of 59 hospitals in Khartoum and nearby states are "out of service", highlighting the worsening humanitarian situation in the country.

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) said in a statement on Facebook Wednesday morning that only 20 hospitals are fully or partially operational.

"Among the hospitals that have stopped working, there are nine hospitals that were bombed, and 16 hospitals that were subjected to forced evacuation," the CCSD said.

Fighting is continuing in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan as the army and paramilitary force trade blame for violating a 24-hour humanitarian truce that was due to take effect Tuesday evening.