16 civilians killed in strikes on Sudan’s Omdurman

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At least 16 civilians were killed on Tuesday in air and artillery strikes at a neighborhood in the city of Omdurman, west of the Sudanese capital Khartoum, a resistance committee said.

The civilians “died in this senseless war at the Ombada neighborhood” in Omdurman, the Ombada’s Resistance Committee, a popular youth group, said in a statement.

It added that there were other victims at Souk Libya, a local market in Omdurman, due to the strikes.

In the meantime, the United Nations said that the humanitarian situation in Sudan has turned into a full catastrophe.

“Yesterday marked 100 days since the eruption of war in Sudan, a crisis that turned a dire humanitarian situation into a full-blown catastrophe,” Clementine Nkweta-Salami, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Sudan, said in a statement on Tuesday.

The humanitarian community remains steadfast in its commitment to support the people of Sudan, making tremendous and brave efforts to provide assistance amid very difficult circumstances, the statement said.

“Yet relief workers are not spared from the horrendous acts of violence and abuse,” the UN official said, adding that at least 18 aid workers have been killed and many more injured since the start of the conflict in Sudan.

Humanitarian facilities have also been attacked, with at least 50 humanitarian warehouses having been looted, and 82 offices ransacked, according to the statement.

Sudan has been witnessing deadly clashes between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum and other areas since April 15, resulting in over 3,000 deaths and more than 6,000 injuries, according to figures released by the Sudanese Health Ministry.