Hundreds of thousands of Sudanese are fleeing to neighboring countries to escape the violence that has killed more than 400 in the last week and a half. Aid agencies are warning the humanitarian situation is increasingly dire because of a political fight that has been brewing for years. Nick Schifrin reports.
Today, the U.N. agency that coordinates humanitarian affairs warned that it had to pull back from parts of Sudan, as a country of 45 million copes with shortages of water, food and access to medicine.
The U.S. and others are trying to end the fighting between General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the armed forces, and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedti, the leader of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, or RSF, comprised of former militias that committed the genocide in Western Sudan’s Darfur region that killed more than two million people.
The two men were supposed to help return the country to civilian rule demanded by the 2019 pro-democracy popular uprising.
One of those who participated in that uprising is writer Muzan Alneel, who joins me now from Khartoum.
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