In Sudan more than a million children, including 270,000 in Darfur, have been forced to flee their homes due to clashes between the army and paramilitary groups, Unicef ​​said, calling it a “nightmare” for these minors, ” trapped’ by the conflict.

“Two months of war in Sudan have displaced more than a million children, while 330 have been killed and more than 1,900 injured,” Unicef ​​noted.

Madip O’Brien, the representative of the organization in Sudan, cited in the statement, denounced “the relentless nightmare in which children are trapped” who “bear the heaviest burden of this crisis”.

“Children make up more than half the population of Sudan,” a country of 45 million people, Unicef ​​regional communications officer Amar Amar said today.

According to the organization, more than 13.6 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Of these, 620,000 are suffering from acute malnutrition and half are at risk of death if they do not receive timely help.

Since April 15, fighting between the Sudanese army under General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the paramilitaries of General Mohamed Hamdan Daghlo has brought the country, one of the world’s poorest before the war, to the brink of disaster.

Only a part of the services of the hospitals located in the war zones work, on the days when they are not completely closed. The crisis is expected to worsen as the rainy season approaches, which usually brings with it malaria, food insecurity and infant mortality.

In Darfur, where reports of mass violence against civilians are increasing, “5.6 million children live, of which 270,000 have been displaced by the conflict,” Unicef ​​noted.

In this vast area, on the border with Chad, “a lack of potable water exposes children to dehydration, diarrhea and malnutrition.”

The conflict in Sudan has killed more than 2,000 people, according to the latest tally by the non-governmental organization ACLED. More than 2.2 million people have fled the country, more than a million of whom fled Khartoum, according to the International Organization for Migration.

More than 528,000 refugees have taken refuge in neighboring countries.