UNICEF confirms over 400 children killed, 3.3 million displaced by Sudan conflict

The UN children’s agency UNICEF released a statement on Monday in which it confirmed that at least 435 children have been killed and at least 2,025 injured since violence broke out in Sudan three months ago.

Ted Chaiban, UNICEF deputy executive director warned that “The impact that this conflict has had on children in Sudan over the last 100 days is unfathomable.”

The UN agency said that it had received reports of 2,500 child rights violations so far, but the number is likely to be much.

The statement added “Every day, children are killed, injured, abducted and witness schools, hospitals and vital infrastructure being damaged, destroyed or looted.”

More than 3.3 million people have been displaced by the ongoing violence in Sudan, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

 Of these, some 740,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries, the organisation reported in Geneva on Monday.

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