After a few hours of ceasefire in Sudan, a period of fierce violence has started once again. Fighter jets are hovering in the sky and the countries of the world are busy evacuating their citizens. A period of fierce fighting continues between Sudan’s army and the paramilitary force RSF. At least 459 people have been killed and at least 4,072 injured since the start of the fierce violence in Sudan.
Laboratory at risk of turning into ‘germ bomb’
The WHO said that samples of many diseases and other biological materials were kept in this laboratory. The WHO did not accuse RSF of occupying the lab but said that its staff were not being allowed inside. WHO’s representative in Sudan Nima Sayeed has termed this development as very dangerous. He said that there are isotopes of polio inside this lab. Apart from this, there are also isotopes of measles and cholera inside it.
The World Health Organization said that proper management of the lab would not be possible due to non-permission of staff and power cuts. A medical source said that if there was any kind of armed conflict inside the lab, this lab would turn into a ‘germ bomb’. Meanwhile, Sudan is facing shortages of essential goods, driving up prices, while displaced people continue to head for the borders. This is what the humanitarians of the United Nations have said.
The price of essential goods increased by 100 percent in Sudan.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHUS) said it has received reports that the exodus of civilians continues from Khartoum, North, Blue Nile, North Kodrefan, North Darfur, West Darfur and South Darfur states. People are also crossing the border and going to the neighboring countries. The office said, after 10 days of fighting, there are increasingly severe shortages of food, water, medicines and fuel, especially in Khartoum and surrounding areas. The prices of essential commodities are skyrocketing. The prices of essential commodities have increased by 40 to 100 percent in Wad Madani in Az Jazeera state bordering Khartoum.