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The first humanitarian aid plane has landed in Sudan

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The first aircraft loaded with “eight tons” Including help “surgical equipment” Landed in Sudan on Sunday 30th April. must be allowed To treat 1,500 patients. In the country where most of the hospitals are out of order due to the fighting between the rival generals.

The plane, also carrying humanitarian workers, took off from Amman, Jordan, and landed in Port Sudan, a coastal town 850 kilometers east of Khartoum where the fighting is concentrated. Sudanese airspace has been closed since April 15 with the start of fighting at Khartoum Airport.

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According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, this shipment contains Anesthesia, dressings, suture materials, and other surgical instruments.

In Sudan, fighting enters its third week

this matter “It will treat 1,500 wounded people, and now we hope we can get it quickly to Khartoum’s biggest hospital.”Patrick Youssef, the ICRC’s regional director for Africa, told reporters. But he cautions against offering relief “We need more security guarantees in Khartoum and Darfur”Where most of the battles that have claimed the lives of more than 500 people in more than two weeks continue.

The situation in Darfur ” very Difficult “he adds, “People are on the move, we usually follow them but in the current situation that is impossible”.

Hospitals bombed

For doctors in Sudan, it is necessary above all to restore water and electricity and remove fighters who occupy certain institutions. Workarounds are also needed for the 15 bombed-out hospitals and teams to take over from doctors who sometimes haven’t stopped working for two weeks.

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“Only 16% of hospitals operate in Khartoum, according to the United Nations, and the situation is catastrophic due to the lack of doctors and the lack of medical equipment” It also alerts Patrick Youssef who determines that if “In normal times, a hospital should be replenished every two days, in times of war, especially if at present this period is shortened for looting and attacks on hospitals.”.

It’s also necessary, doctors warned, to find the resources to take care of her “12,000 patients” without dialysis in hospitals where stocks are empty and generators run out of fuel, “death danger”.

Since April 15, 528 people have been killed and more than 4,000 injured, according to Sudan’s health ministry. But this assessment remains very provisional as the bodies strewn in the streets are inaccessible and therefore unidentifiable.

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