Warring parties in Sudan urged to stop attacks on civilians

displaced Sudanese boy makes a toy out of a girl's pink slipper

displaced Sudanese boy makes a toy out of a girl's pink slipper

Armed forces of north and south Sudan have been urged by the United Nations to stop attacks on civilians as they continue to battle each other in the town of Kadugli in Kordofan State.

The UN Human Rights Office says that it has received what it has described as "extremely worrying reports" of civilian casualties, mass displacement and deteriorating humanitarian conditions.

Spokesman Rupert Colville says that civilians in Kadugli and neighbouring areas are suffering as a result of measures imposed by the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan People's Liberation Army.

 "Roadblocks have been imposed by the fighting forces preventing medical and humanitarian access. A number of civilians have been killed trying to retrieve food from their homes in the area and the Kadugli Catholic Church, where a number of internally displaced people sought refuge, was attacked. So we call on all parties to the conflict to immediately stop the indiscriminate shelling, refrain from attacks on civilians and provide safe corridors for the safe passage of civilians."

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